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  •           I am a Los Angeles teenager who loved every aspect of the urban life. Los Angeles is a city filled with bright neon lights and gritty music venues. L.A. was my playground; a location where I spent countless hours at obscure rock halls living life to the fullest. I thought was going to...

  •   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...

  • As I stepped off the train and into the Back Bay Train Station in Boston, Massachusetts, my memory flashed back to when I was younger.  I took in my surroundings with awe and excitement.  It had been five and a half years since my family and I moved from Boston and this was our first time back.  We...

  • Recently my friend and I took a trip to Chincoteague and Assateague islands. Assateague is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean and Chincoteague lies between Assateague and Virginia. We entered Chincoteague across a small bridge and were greeted by a charming little town. There were rows of shops...

  • World Youth Day; Sydney Australia; July 15,2008; location cement. As I sat amongst hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world, despite our different cultures, I truly felt like I belonged. it was amazing to have the knowledge that people from such different backgrounds shared the...

    Tags: Pacific
  • My family’s chosen use of vacation days, our ancestral home, the land of our people could be considered a hamlet by even the most generous of standards.  Helena, Arkansas, is the former home of a few family members and my most frequent travel destination. Despite its lack of movie theaters, bowling...

  • Whenever my family travels, the destination is always a careful balancing act between the differing interests of my brother and I. Though we are related, we couldn’t be more different. I live in the world of literature and art, and would love nothing more than to spend an hour staring at a painting...

    Tags: Africa
  • My family and I drove nine long hours to attempt the exciting train ride once again. My step dad had ridden the train when he was young and wanted us to experience it. We were to board the train in Durango, Colorado and arrive in Silverton a few hours later for lunch. In 2005, we had been...

  • We were on a mission. There was a dance that night in the middle of the Amsterdam for America, Holland, Brazil, Congo, Spain, France, England,Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and a few other countries. It was a big end of our trip dance that all athletes from the American soccer team were invited to,...

    Tags: Europe
  • Hello! I am writing to you from Kampala, Uganda! It is 7:04pm on Wednesday night. The highlight of the day was definitely the Hospital visit. Katherine and I went to meet Nicolette for a tour of the Hospital. Nicolette is the wife of the International Director of the program.  She works in the...

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