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  • In May of 2006 I went to Terry Town, Louisiana with my best friend and some of her family. When we got down there it was still destroyed from Hurricane Katrina. Almost everywhere you went there was FEMA trailers and peoples' belongings all over the place. It was very sad. I looked back on all I...

  • I do not remember in vivid detail my first trip into the downtown area of Greenville; however, standing under 4 feet, like most children, I imagine that it would appear as large an New York City would to an adult. The tops of buildings looked as though they were smokers puffing clouds and the...

  • I’ve never felt small before. Despite being five feet tall and seventeen, living in the third largest state in the US, dwelling on a planet that is so often criticized as being insignificant in the vastness of the universe, I’ve never felt dwarfed absolutely by the beauty of something. But then...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • I've always loved the outdoors. I've spent a lot of my life running around in the woods by my house, camping with my dad and brother, or even better, off on river adventures through muddy canyons or pristine mountain rivers. For so long I viewed the outdoors solely as a beautiful place to get away...

  • There is nothing more thrilling than traveling to a foreign country with your best friends, seeing the ancient cities and treasures of a land steeped in history, and performing the music of the greatest composers before eager audiences. That was the remarkable situation in which I found myself the...

    Tags: Europe
  • The small, flat building they called an airport reeked of African spices. “Welcome to Asmara,” a man in a vomit green colored jumpsuit spoke coldly. I laughed at the way his heavy accent prevented him from appropriately pronouncing the word “welcome.” I was on my way to finding out who I truly...

  • Being a military family is never easy; however the benefits far out weigh the hardships. In late July of 2007, my family and I took what is called a hop to Hawaii from Travis AFB, California. There were many fun adventures while we were there, but there was one place that touched my soul beyond...

  •  Last summer, we decided to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Packing all of our suitcases into our car, we headed east toward Charlottesville, Virginia, the town nearest Jefferson’s estate. When we arrived, we walked up the hill to the Visitor’s Center where we bought tickets for the...

  • Learning and exploring are our infinite natural intuitions, motivated by curiosity, that help us gain valuable experience, innovative ideas and deeper knowledge with many different perspectives. Vietnam is the country located on Southeastern Asia, next to Laos and Cambodia...

    Tags: Asia, Vietnam
  • New York City is the epic center of the North of the United States and even though many believe that down here in the South there are only pastures, farms, and wild stock, they are wrong. The South has its own city that could match the greatness of New York City, Atlanta, Georgia.  It has the...

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