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  • A door slams, a light is flicked on, zippers are frantically undone, redone, and undone again. This and a swell of hushed whispers act as my alarm this morning. I lie as still as my body will allow, entangled in the warm familiar mass of blankets for the last time for the next two weeks. I plan...

  • It’s Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Paris of South America. A place full of wonder and mystery and most of all, beauty. The exotic birds that reside in the blue sky, the trees that sway in the warm breeze, the passionate people, make this beautiful city home for all. What is there not to fall in...

  • In the summer of 2011, my family arrived in San Antonio, Texas. My brother, Anthony, was graduating Basic Training and becoming an Airman. We got to Lackland Air Force Base and stood in with the crowd where the graduates were going to participate in the “Airman Run.” This run is a victory...

  • I should have understood that with adventure comes struggle, and no great experience comes from closing your eyes and imaging your own bed. Friedrich Nietzsche once said “what does not kill me makes me stronger.” What Nietzsche probably didn’t know when he spoke those timeless words is that he’d be...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Palm trees line the horizon as the salty air combines with exhaust fumes and the hum of city life. Whether the birthplace of speed or a bucket list vacation, Daytona Beach is known for its gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife, and tourism appeal. To some it's just another destination, but for me...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  •             I have been to Taiwan a total of three times, but each experience has been unlike the others. My first two trips were when I was younger, so I was not able to grasp the culture. When the plane landed, it was as if I had never been there before.              My most memorable trip was...

    Tags: Asia
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  • Sweet Sixteen and Never Been Missed... Some kids start going to out-of state overnight camp as early as third grade. Not me. I waited until the summer of my junior year to make the break. I applied for a scholarship and was accepted to a Wilderness Ventures Tour; 16 days of mountain biking and...

  • The summer after graduating from high school was meant to be the one to stand out from all of the others; and it did! The day after my 18th birthday I took my first cross country trip, with no parents! From Sioux City, IA three of my friends and I started our long distance drive to Atlanta, Georgia...

  • Resplendent, Tranquil, and Blissful best describe San Clemente Beach in California. The sun always sets across the water, sinking into a beautiful black metallic blanket covering the massive stretch of an infinite horizon. Camping on the bluff, I am lulled to sleep by the soft sound of boat horns...

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