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  •  “The day has finally arrived!” I exclaimed to myself as I drove to the airport. I was flying to Cancun, Mexico. It’s my first time there. I am nervous, scared, anxious, excited and beyond happy. During the flight I keep trying to imagine what the moment is going to be like when I arrive and I see...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My family’s chosen use of vacation days, our ancestral home, the land of our people could be considered a hamlet by even the most generous of standards.  Helena, Arkansas, is the former home of a few family members and my most frequent travel destination. Despite its lack of movie theaters, bowling...

  •      Twenty five juniors and seniors, six teachers, and a forty-five foot charter bus; this screams trouble, however trouble was the farthest thing from our agenda. My typical summer usually includes days lounging on the beach, spending time with friends, and maintaining a part time job at a local...

  • My mother is terrified of flying. Her feeling extends beyond fear into a kind of paranoia -- a sickening feeling that humans were meant to be earth-bound, not to traverse the skies. Consequently, I have never been on a plane before, but horrific stories of crashes, hijackings, and bombings have...

  • Upon my stay in Denver, I came to the realization that nature is beauty. I am nowhere near a tree-hugger: I wear high heels everyday of the week, with an infinite supply of dresses, and spider webs make me cringe. Taking all this into account, I could have opted out on our family trip to Denver,...

  •  It was winter time of 2009 in South Florida when my family and i decided to take a vacation trip back home to Peru. Of course i was excited more than ever because it is where i was born and grew up until a certain age. On this trip i was allowed to take one of my best friends along, which made...

  • The word family can be defined as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, (www.dictionary.com). To me, family is more than a social unit. Family is hope, generosity, trust, and love; each word at its purest meaning. I was blessed with seven brothers and...

  • Thick, black smoke billowed out of the small hut they called a kitchen. The two bedroom ‘house’ looked as though it was about to fall over. Corn attempted to grow on the corner of the lot. A few pairs of clothing were hung up to dry. This was Ann’s house. I had been apart of the team going to...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Probably my greatest vacation experience was in 2007 when I went for a month with my family and some more extended family from Seattle to the beautiful island of Gozo, off of Malta. Now, i would assume very few people actually know anything about Gozo, which is sad, because it's truly an amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  •      We have been told that the early bird eats the worm, so we got out of our covers and got ready for an exciting trip. We expected snow as my father had said that the weather news hinted that such phenomenon was possible. As we passed the curvy mountains, the rushing water excited us. The...

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