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  • The city of Kenosha has many enjoyable things to see and do all year round.  You can go fishing or to the beach in the summer, or go sledding or ice-skating in the winter.  You can also look and take pleasure in the beautiful colored leaves in the fall. There are lots of museums, parks, and...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
  • Aye, mi hija, cariño, tesoro…” my host mother, Susana, crooned. This was my first day with my host family in Estepona, and my brain was already in Spanish overload (Spanish immersion program)  I took a deep breath as I carefully translated each word into English: my daughter, sweetheart, and...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • This April, my best friend and I took a trip to what most would consider a third world country; Guatemala. If anyone actually asked us why we were going to Guatemala, we didn’t really have an answer. My friends were all going to popular party spots, such as Cancun and South Padre Island. Rather...

  • Knowing that my family and I were leaving for beautiful sunny California in less than day made me so stoked. Finally, I get to leave lame bipolar Oregon. Nevertheless, my body was pretty burnt out from running around this Five bedroom house looking for my necessity. It contained about half my...

  • Visiting my extended family in Sparta, Greece, outside the capital of Athens, became my first time out of the US. I won’t bore you with my insomniac-like, midnight flight from Newark to London, or my slumber from England to Athens. I won’t blog about my trip through the cleanest subway station,...

    Tags: Europe
  • “I’ve done it before, I can do it again. Easy!”  Never before in my life have I been so utterly proved wrong by my own self. The last time I hiked the eleven miles through the Grand Canyon, I had nothing but a much too heavy pack of items destined to never be used and buckets of water, later ending...

  •   When we stepped out of the Las Americas International Airport, my dad obtained our rental car- a “Fiat”- and my family drove into the capital, Santo Domingo, to begin our Dominican Republic vacation. We checked into the Hotel Intercontinental. There was a pool area overlooking the city- so...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Imagine yourself an eight-year-old child waving goodbye to your oldest sister and Grandma as they leave for a trip to South America. Then three years later waving goodbye to your second oldest sister as she leaves with Grandma for the Panama Canal. Now, after eight years of anticipation, your...

    Tags: Europe
  • This summer was one of the most fulfilling of all my summers. I was fortunate to be selected to be a Student Ambassador for the organization People to People (http://www.peopletopeople.com). I went to Australia with 29 of my peers from local high schools and three chaperones. We were required to...

    Tags: Pacific
  • I began my vacation that summer in the damp, tropical lands of my parents. With no speed limit sign in sight, we sped eighty kilometers per hour down the earthy path inside the white Ambassador. After a long time of putting up with Malayalam music, I reached over and turned the ridged knob in hope...

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