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  •  I live in Orrick, Missouri, a town recognizably not holding back its small town qualities. From its gossip filled restraunts to its teenage filled stage, why wouldn't you want to come visit? With an amasing population of about seven hundred and fifty and a total area of a little under one point...

  • In the world, there are a lot of great places to spend the summer.  A lot of people choose locations inside the US; therefore, failing to think outside the "box."  Outside the "box," in Southeast Poland, located at the foot of Europe's oldest mountain range, the ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyski Mountains, rests a...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I was up in Bishop this past week, I journaled everything that happened. Words cannot express how happy I am to be HOME. But, while writing, I've mentioned a few of you because something reminded me of you. Enjoy. 24 June 2012 Well, we're finally here. The ride up wasn't as bad as I...

  • Imagine stepping through the security terminal gates at an airport in a foreign country that you have always wanted to travel to. Now, remind yourself that you have been saving for this trip for a year and a half. Finally, get over the shock of jetlag and realize that you aren't imagining anything...

    Tags: Europe
  •  Traveling is a wonderful experience. One taste is never enough to satisfy. It seems that when one goes out into the world, one hardly encounters what is expected. Visiting a different country is a multifaceted, ever changing experience. The beauty and the cultural differences can be shocking, soul...

    Tags: Asia, China
  •             I stared out the window, five miles from the Hoover Dam, and it hit me. This was one of the worst traffic jams I had ever been in.             It was Spring Break, and while the rest of my friends were staying at home, I had taken a plane from Portland to San Jose. The purpose of the...

  • I consider myself a 'jeans and t-shirt' kind of girl, but it had always been one of my dreams to visit the Fashion Capital of the World, Paris. Little did I know while I was dreaming big as a little girl, my dream would come true much sooner than I had anticipated. My high school humanities class...

    Tags: Europe
  • My mother grasped my wrist and pushed me swiftly along the sidewalk. She pivoted to motivate my father to walk faster, and it was then that I saw what mom had nervously been trying to get us away from: he stood at about five feet two inches, with a ghostly white face and dirty hands. He was just a...

    Tags: Asia
  • I never expected to fall in love with the desert, not me, a girl born and raised in the florid river valleys of West Virginia. When I thought of Arizona, Colorado, and the like, I imagined parched skeletons picked apart by vultures. I was fully prepared to hate my family’s weeklong tour of the...

  • It was one of those Dad-planned-the-trip vacations, so naturally, mom, my sister, and I were rather dreading it. When we crossed from Arizona into Utah, already we hated the jump from ninety degrees Fahrenheit to one hudred and fourteen degrees, and it was four in the afternoon. We finally found...

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