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  •        Two years ago my mother, my sisters and I went to Leon, Guanajuato in Mexico for Christmas. We did many things. We got to see many of the Mexican traditions. When we went we stayed with my grandmother. (We call her mama Socorro) I love being with her and it is cool because she has a hospital...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It’s pretty common for there to be tension, misunderstanding, and a degree of disconnection between second-generation Americans and their parents. Refugees, in particular, leave their motherland with nothing and must constantly be working in order to afford basic living necessities for themselves...

  • Picture the word ‘travel’ in your mind. Don’t imagine the letters themselves; envision what they mean to you personally as a concept. Once when I heard the word, I saw vast open spaces of a world unconquered. It would’ve seemed strange to me that at this point in my life, the most important trip I...

  • It all started on a Saturday night. I received a call from women by the name of Diane Gilmore, stating that my application was accepted to attend the National World Scout Jamboree in England. I was the happiest kid on earth.             For a 14 year old in the community where I come from this is...

    Tags: Europe
  • If you ever find yourself standing at the base of a mountain preparing to climb it, I have only one word of advice to you – Don’t look up. No matter how tall or short the mountain, no matter if it’s covered in snow or in trees, one look up will have you convinced that it is highly unrealistic, if...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • About seven years ago I joined a local all city choir called The Olympia Youth Chorus www.olympiayouthchorus.org/. Ever since then, I have had more amazing experiences than many people have in their lives. Two summers ago, my director sent in tapes of our Chamber Choir to a festival in England [The...

    Tags: Europe
  •   It was November 7, 2008; I was doing my normal browsing of facebook, when I saw an update from the All American Rejects. They were talking about being on the Today Show (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ ), and that there was a contest going on. The first fifty people to send a facebook message to them...

  • My story begins with an early morning in mid-July.  The air was thick and humid with a temperature creeping near the 100 degree mark, not uncommon for Texas during the summer. Assiduously, my mother and sister coaxed me in to the Dodge “Dualy” that would be delivering us to our destination 1700...

  •           During Spring Break of my junior year, I went on a college tour trip with my AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination) class to Tokyo, Japan. We were a group of ten students, along with our teacher, who visited TempleUniversity and partook in Art and Mass Communications classes....

    Tags: Asia
  • One of the most uncomfortable voyages that I have ever taken overseas was my unfortunate/fortunate (I have trouble accurately describing which) trip to Madrid, Spain. By uncomfortable, I am not referring to the quality of the airline service, but the actual time my mother, sister, and I spent on...

    Tags: Europe

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