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  • My momma passed a hand over her eyes the other night and mumbled, “I need to get out of town.” She’s an artist, you know – one of those pensive, sensitive types. She needs to keep her chakras in balance, her fingers splattered with ink and oil paints, her music entrancing. She needs the beach. Oh,...

  • Smiling at the flight attendant as she glanced at my passport and directed me to my seat, I thought about the week ahead and the experiences I was about to have. Glancing at my watch, I realized that I hadn’t eaten since six the night before. While my mind wondered to the uncertainty of the days...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •      This summer I did not go to the sandy beaches in the Bahamas or uptown England, but in only eight days I participated in a college tour that traveled back in time through eight states and back, while visiting many different historical black colleges, museums, and landmarks. My journey started...

  •   Being a genetic milkshake of Honduran and Scottish descent, I have never quite felt attached to any particular culture or location. But qualifying for the State Competition for Speech and Debate has taken me from the busy, noisy happenings of San Antonio to the busy, noisy world of Houston. This...

  •           It wasn’t really a door; it was an arch in the cement.  Inside, looking around the room, I waited for my eyes to adjust.  The objects began to take shape.  Gradually I realized that this “room” was in fact their entire house.  The floor and the walls were cement: no wallpaper, no ceramic...

  • Traveling is a great way to spend your free time and great way to see the world. Traveling is something that I love to do and I hope that I can travel the world someday. I have had many opportunities to travel around the country with National Geographic Student Expeditions, People to People and...

  • So, what did you do over your February vacation?     I ponder the question a moment, and wonder how to best answer it, because my vacation was not a typical vacation. I only say this, because I spent it in a tent in Mississippi cleaning up the storm-torn Gulf Coast five months after Hurricane...

  •         So, for this year’s summer vacation my dad and I had tons of plans, places to see people to visit. But unfortunately I was only able to visit one of the places, North Carolina, and surprisingly I am satisfied. Now, I had already been to North Carolina, but it was during the winter, so I...

  • At the age of fifteen, I had the privilege of taking the trip of a lifetime. The destination was Ireland and we arrived on May 17, 2005, my fifteenth birthday. My journey began at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. We walked in like pack mules loaded down with too much luggage.I had just...

    Tags: Europe
  • Jamaica is usually known as the island of turquoise ocean and no worries, mon. But instead of checking right in to a touristy resort (although they looked pretty nice), our two packed busloads drove right past white sand beaches on a three-hour trip to Harmons, a small city in south central...

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