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  • I have stood on the precipice of one of the most fantastic natural wonders of the world. The magnificent roaring waters of Iguacu Falls cascaded down cliffs all around us. The cool mist provided temporary relief from the burdening heat of Brazil’s autumn. Sometimes the greatest moments of life...

  • August 30th2007: It’s early, 5 a.m. early but it’s okay because we’re heading to the wonderful World of Disney. We drive straight to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee and board the plane. I hate flying but it only takes two hours so I survive. We drive straight to the luxurious Sheraton Villa...

  •   During the summer of 2008, I took a vacation with my family to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was my first trip outside of my home country, the United States. It impacted me in many ways because it was so different compared to the U.S. I learned a lot about the country on this trip; not only was it a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It all started one normal day when my mom took me to the hospital. I was showing symptoms of diabetes, always thirsty and urinating. I even lost twenty pounds in that period of time. Diabetes is a chronic disease where your levels of blood glucose are too high. I have type one diabetes which is...

  • Sweat is dripping down my back and as I sit slumped on the sofa, the book on the coffee table seems to mock me. On the cover, in big bold lettering, the word Slovenija spans across a picture of a tiny church on a tiny island surrounded by radiant turquoise waters. I look out the window and watch...

    Tags: Europe
  • Relived by the fact that my Dad and I had actually no problems whatsoever arriving in Costa Rica I had two feelings. One being, well this is a good sign! The second being, the Arnold's never have good luck..we've been cursed. Turns out my second feeling, was correct. We arrived to the airport in...

  • Most teenagers are on a constant search for who they are and with me, it was no different.  But adding two countries, one transatlantic migration and three cultures fused together never made my search any easier. I was born in the Middle East, raised in Southern Lebanon. My family and I came to the...

  • Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*-->*/ March 18th, 2010, I traveled all night from Holland, MI to Youngstown, Ohio to see my favorite band Breaking Benjamin live in concert; they were also playing with Chevelle and RED who I also loved. I’d surprised my ex-boyfriend Shaun, who...

  • After entering high school and throughout the years that have followed I have been involved in quite a few activities, being the most active in FBLA. My junior year I decided to become chairmen for a project called Moonlight Madness. Before I knew it I was working with the Chamber of Commerce,...

  • Alarm buzzes. Groggy eyes only opened by force. Sunlight creeps in, the time has come.  Bags packed, barely zipped. Awake enough to realize this cycle will repeat in twenty-four hours. Getting up for anything, much less a vacation, is a chore in itself. Going to a hotel and waiting a whole day...

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