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  • It had been a long flight out to the Cayman Islands; however, the sight of the ocean and the prospective snorkeling trips filled my heart with excitement. I knew my family felt the same way because their traveling scowls immediately faded as soon as they caught sight of the sparkling ocean right...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Famous dense forests filled with vegetation, legendary pyramids, the close proximity to the second greatest coral reef in the world, and the eminent beaches are only a few of the wonders that the Maya Riviera has to offer. My excitement at knowing that I would have the chance to visit such a...

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  •             I circle around the slab of rock that has been placed inside of walls and is now presented under a light for all to see. An artist made this marble special; he gave it a face, but more importantly an expression. As I slowly turn, the rocks face changes and I start to see a man. "The...

  •             My step-father has been in my life since I was 5-years-old, and I am now 18. He has been a great inspiration to me, and a wonderful father. He has taken me under his wing , and so has his family. My step-father was raised in Hawaii, and ever since we’ve meet I have always wanted to go...

  •      5:30 a.m.- the car is packed and everyone is ready to go! Woo! The Outer Banks awaits! This is the trip our family has been waiting for all year long! So, naturally, everyone is excited, well except the dogs. They know we're going away for a few days and they're sure to miss us.  So we hit...

  •             In June of 2010, my family and I flew from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Dallas, Texas then onto Atlanta, Georgia so we could board our eleven hour flight to the city of Venice, Italy. We then boarded our Italian cruise, MSC Musica, to sail around the Mediterranean Sea.             Our...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • Family Ties   From the time when I was born my father has lived in Florida, which is a thousand miles away from me in Pennsylvania.    I never really got to know him due to the distance between us.  We talked on the phone from time to time and I visited him once every few years.  During my...

  • Our destination still a good three hours away, but our stomachs growling in protest of continuing on our already five-hour odyssey, my mom and I agreed that we needed to stop for food.  Mom deftly maneuvered through the I-75 traffic onto the exit ramp emblazoned with a tattered brown sign that...

  •       In July of 2011, my family decided to travel south to the Dominican Republic for the summer. I was the only member who did not want to go since I wanted to go to Italy instead.  However, I was overruled and forced to go on this “family bonding trip.” After we landed in the Dominican...

    Tags: Caribbean

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