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  •      My family and I are always one to travel. We've been to almost every state. My favorite state would have to be California. It was so calm and carefree, unlike New York, which is where I am from. I find it weird when you go to some place out of state and the lifestyles are completely...

  • From the noisy urban streets, I made my way to the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris. From there, I entered into the enormous building where I purchased tickets to start my tour. The absence of noise compared to the masses of people outside the museum was outstanding. It was a time where I...

    Tags: Europe
  • Okay, so I think after reading this you all might think this not true but all the details of this trip is a reality. It all started on 23rd of June my mom and I decided to go to Virginia to visit our cousin. We took a Delta flight at Hobby Airport, which was one of the worst mistakes ever. Why?...

  •   The two weeks I spent volunteering at Garlogie Primary and Junior High School in  Banana Ground Jamaica opened my eyes to the poverty and struggle for education that children and their families face everyday in rural Jamaica. The sentiment of the expression “I had to walk uphill both ways in...

  • HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS The air was crisp and chilled, yet inviting and comforting all the same. The whiz of passing cars and the thundering of subway trains through their underground tunnels were no more than a whisper of a welcome. The fast paced culture and the timeless architecture fed to my...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • Minnesota is known for its harsh winters, but what people don’t know is how beautiful Minnesotan summers can be. The Brainerd Lakes Area consists of three towns; Brainerd, Baxter and Nisswa. It is a safe area with many lakes and forests. It is an area of about twenty five square miles. With less...

  •     Three days after last Christmas, I fell in love and experienced an explosion at just thirteen years old. However, there were no flames or a handsome boy riding a white horse; it was just the family truck and the most whimsical town called Kerrville that completely changed me. Six days before we...

  • After a seven hour car ride, I could not wait to get out of the car. We walked into the house that we would be staying in for the next week. The décor was terrible. Over the kitchen table there was an obnoxious coral chandelier. The walls were covered in pictures of birds that seemed to watch you...

  • 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...

  • My dad and I travel by train almost every summer, specifically Amtrak (http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/HomePage).  One train trip that stands out in my mind was my dad’s and my trip by Amtrak in 2009. We traveled from Tulsa to Oklahoma City (http://www.texaseagle.com/...

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