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  •       Overwhelming, terrified, I'm going to live my life long dream. At the young age of only eight years old, my love for the country Japan was born. After another eight years of dreaming, my fantasy was now my vacation.      The flight from Phoenix to L.A. was the first flight of my life. My...

    Tags: Asia
  •   For most people, vacation is a chance to escape daily life, to see beautiful mountain ranges or cityscapes, to try something new. It’s all about discovery. For most people, vacation is a chance to escape daily life, to see beautiful mountain ranges or cityscapes, to try something new. It’s all...

  • Life can get busy for both teens and parents. It’s important to take time away from work and school to spend time together as a family. The Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida is the perfect place to do just that. This luxurious hotel features 277 guest rooms including 40 suites, two...

  • I take a big breath in, and the smells of burning trash fill my lungs. Though it is an unpleasant first wiff it makes my heart smile and all I can think is, "it's good to be back." This is my third time in Haiti, and the day before I had just spent a week in Guatemala. It's hard to take in the new...

  •             You know that feeling of overwhelming anticipation? Almost like the first day of school, or how all mothers say they feel in the months up to the birth of their beloved child. Well that’s exactly how my friend and I felt a week before what was going to be an experience of a lifetime:...

  • Two summers ago, on a safari through Tanzania, I visited an elementary school.  Twelve of us, all American, climbed down from the bus and filed into a small schoolhouse. High pitched voices filled the room, hands clapped, feet stomped, and thirty children sang before us.  The words were in...

    Tags: Africa
  • Cambodia has always been of interest to me since I was young, largely because it is the country that represents my heritage. As a first generation Cambodian-American daughter, I have heard various stories from my parents about their past. They always tell me how well of a life my younger siblings...

    Tags: Asia
  •  "Chiquitones!"  my little aunt screams at twenty year old boys with tight shirts and nice trucks. We are at Huatabampito, Sonora, and the only reason people come down here is to have a good time, and they mean it.  On days like this one it seems like the whole city, maybe the whole world, is...

  • It all started on March 1st, 2007. We packed up our house in a big u-haul truck and left Pennsylvania to go to Big Sky Montana in order to help a group of people who needed homes and jobs. We said our tear-filled goodbyes to the rest of our family and friends and then my parents and I were off on...

  • There is a time in every person’s life in which their eyes are opened to the beauties and wonders of the world, often leading to a reassessment of values and goals. This was not one of those times. I had my plane ticket in one hand, a half-eaten banana in the other, and my duffle bag hung around my...

    Tags: Caribbean

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