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  • Every year my family and I always go visit our relatives in sweet home Alabama. We live in Colorado which is thousands of miles away. I never get tired though of the long exhausting hours in the van with everyone warm and content as we take that road trip or the surprised expression on my...

  •      While the airplane hummed, I fidgeted in my seat. Though I anticipated getting to know Paraguay, a shadow of insecurity hovered over my optimisim. The intimidating combination of a new setting, unfamiliar tasks and a foreign language, peppered my thoughts with dashes of anxiety and led me to...

  •   Every year in the beginning of August, My family and I take a vacation to Lake Nacimiento. We camp at a huge, beautiful campground which is right on the edge of the water called Sandy Point. It is filled with nature, life, and excitement. We camp with five other families every time we go and...

  • Seven days -- not enough time to leave an impression on anyone, or I supposed. Lost in translation. I guess the phrase wouldn’t be an adequate way of describing it because I still speak the language. However the broken language barrier between me and my “birth place” still didn’t enable me to...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • Who knew that a trip that I took with my mother to visit my grandparents in Arizona at their fifty-five and up mobile home community was exactly what I needed?  All through high school I had been hearing from my seniors that junior year was the absolute worst-and they were right.  My advance...

  •              Come to Gettysburg to visit the famous town from the Civil War. The 150th anniversary of the Civil War just occured here in Gettysburg with the reenactment. There are ghost tours as well as historical tours. Journey through the historic battlefield. Gettysburg is famous for the ever...

  • Each year, for our Christmas present, my family goes on an exotic vacation in place of a Christmas present. For those of you who are just now reading my blog, I’ve been gone for over two weeks on this year’s holiday, a cruise around Cape Horn. I’m writing this from the Ezeiza International Airport...

  • Last year, my father told me we were taking a summer vacation with his siblings and their sons to California. Naturally, I awaited the trip with eager enthusiasm; I had always heard interesting stories from others about California, and I could not wait to see my family again. Little did I know that...

  • As we stepped out of our car and onto the gravel parking lot, I knew we were going on an adventure that was completely new to me and my family. As we waited for the Amtrak train bound for Chicago to arrive, I was very anxious and excited to travel far away out of my home state, Wisconsin. Finally,...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • It was hot and humid when I stepped outside the airport, but the excitement of exploring the ancient city of Beijing drowned out the heat like a cool summer rain. My friends, Zach and Alisha were there to meet me and thus began my adventure. My friends educated me with the Chinese greeting, “nǐ...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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