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  • Chincoteague Island.  On the United States’ eastern coast, just off the Virginia shoreline, this small haven lies nestled beside Assateague Island. I was first introduced to the island as a child through Marguerite Henry’s novel Misty of Chincoteague.  Years later my family spent a weekend there...

  •                When most people think of Reno and the Northern Nevada area, they simply write it off as a miniature Las Vegas- hot, dry, full of gambling, and probably a place you’d rather not live. Many movies and other forms of entertainment enjoy poking fun at Reno, making it out as a place...

    Tags: Nevada, USA
  • "We might have a problem." This was a phrase that our group of high school students certainly did not want to hear on that beautiful day in Kenya, Africa in April of 2012. We were in Africa on a mission trip, and we had just returned to where we were staying after a long day of visiting...

  • December 2010 It's probably in my best interest to start from the very beginning. In mid-December, I received an email from Seventeen magazine, asking for more information on something I had emailed them a few months ago. To refresh my memory, I checked my sent messages. In October, I had sent...

  •               I never realized how much I enjoyed being with my family until we went on a family trip to Red River, New Mexico. Our trip was from December 29th 2007 to January 2nd 2008.  Everyone on my father’s immediate side of the family joined us. It is hard to get 29 people to go on an out of...

  • When you wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, it's nearly impossible to "wake up on the wrong side of the bed". That is reality on the little island of Kaua'i, Hawai'i. The beautiful waterfalls, hikes, sandy beaches, grottos, and mountains uniquely distinguish Kaua'i from other...

    Tags: Hawaii, Kauai, USA
  •            I have heard a vacation allows you to escape the problems that occur in everyday life. For me this escape came in the form of an extended girls’ weekend from Michigan to Tennessee with my best friend and our mothers.      We left my house at seven a.m., and by eight Jordyn and I were...

  • BEEP. BEEP. My alarm clock drones just as groggily as I do at six on a Sunday morning. As I get ready for work I think about the day ahead. After I get off work at noon, I will spend the rest of my day juggling doing laundry, finishing homework, tutoring my sister, studying for the SAT, and...

  • Our amazing vacation started with a long car drive from Missouri to Tennessee. Upon arriving in Gatlinburg, we were fascinated by the brightly-lit shopping strip in the middle of town. However, we were slightly confused because none of the streets were named! Instead, the streetlights are...

  •    Growing up in a small town has its limitations, and for this single reason, even at a young age, I craved to see what was outside my small town in Michigan. I wanted to learn about and experience other countries and their cultures first hand; I wanted to go to all the places I had seen in...

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