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  •             Summers for me are always the highlight of my year. Each summer my sisters and I pack up our belongings and head out to The Dominican Republic, anxious to hit all the latest clubs, resorts, water parks, and restaurants. For some reason I knew this summer wasn't going to be like every...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •    Growing up in a small town has its limitations, and for this single reason, even at a young age, I craved to see what was outside my small town in Michigan. I wanted to learn about and experience other countries and their cultures first hand; I wanted to go to all the places I had seen in...

  •   I am an immigrant in my own country.  Although born in the United States, I did not speak a word of English until age five.  This greatly upset my American grandmother who could not even speak to her first grandson.  My parents, however, wanted me to be truly bilingual, so they enforced a...

  • My parents weren't going to let the fact that my brother was in a wheelchair stop us from taking what could have been our last trip as a family-ever. They planned our spring break trip of 2007 to be a fun, relaxing time with each other. We had two rooms booked at the Holiday Inn Express in Bend; a...

  • As a bibliophile and foodie, my excursions into my city tend to include the best bookstore in the world and one of many interesting eateries. The nice thing about where I live is that I am never more than sixty minutes away from snow-capped mountains, sprawling beaches, and of course, downtown...

    Tags: Exploring, Oregon, USA
  •          On August 26th, 2010 my Dad and I departed for one of the greatest trips of our lives.  My dad was driving me to Raleigh, North Carolina to give me a shot at beginning my professional gaming career.  MLG (www.majorleaguegaming.com) was hosting a Pro Circuit event at the Raleigh...

  • My family has always been very active with each other. We enjoy doing anything and everything we can together, perferably outside. From the time I can remember we have been going to different places all over the US for different vacations.  The most recent vacation was to Alaska. Yes, it is a bit...

  •   Vacations tend to open our eyes to the world around us. Everywhere we go we are exposed to new people, cultures and ideas. No matter where you are in the world, however, there is one thing that remains a constant: poverty. Unfortunately, though traveling can give us the best insight of what is...

  • The hot sun was something I was used to; I live in Houston after all. The surprising lack of humidity assured me however that I was no longer in longhorn country. In fact, most everything around me reminded me that this was vacation. The burnt orange adobe buildings I could see from my hotel, the...

  • Throughout my trip to Australia at the end of my eighth grade year, I visited two provinces, eight cities, and approximately six million gift shops.  I spent more than three days on a plane, being jostled around by sleep-depriving turbulence, and a nice chunk of time arguing with Grandma over...

    Tags: Pacific

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