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  • Two summers ago, I had the most amazing travel experience of my life when I had the opportunity to travel to the Galápagos Islands. My mother, grandmother, and I took a 4-day cruise aboard the Galapagos Explorer II. We boarded the boat at Santa Cruz, an island about 1-hour from Guayaquil, Ecuador...

  • In 2007, I took the first summer vacation by myself. It was scary thinking I would be by myself with no one to help me get around. I was flying to Poland to see family members and I only knew a little polish. I was dropped off at an agency that we paid for, in order to get to JFK , New York from...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Five Memorable Days Day One                 Get set for a day full of smiles!  In the morning, take a walk along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan.  This walk will awe and satisfy all your senses.  After that fun in the sun, you can hit the light house mall and shop until you drop. ...

    Tags: USA
  • Disney world, “The Happiest Place on Earth”, is the most visited recreational resort in the world. That may not be a surprise, but you may not have known it is also the largest recreational resort in the world. Okay, that probably isn’t a surprise to anyone as well. However, most people don’t...

  • Greetings from Sarasota, Florida! Sarasota is a fabulous city and provides several places to shop, dine, swim, relax, and enjoy all varieties of entertainment. Located in the southern United States, Sarasota’s average monthly temperatures range from about 61 degrees Fahrenheit in January to about...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  •              My father was born in Northern Ireland and our family visits the country often. That summer in 2008, however, it was just my dad and I. My dad had a meeting in Galway, so he wanted to also go tour the Republic of Ireland for a bit, something I had never done before in my life. I was up...

    Tags: Europe
  •               A small crowd of children milled around me, excitedly spurting questions as I left the elementary school. I could tell that they were repeating a particular combination of words, but because my Spanish was so limited I could not find meaning in the beautiful sounds. I had studied...

  • To prove to you that Ho-Ho-Kus, located in New Jersey, is the best town, let me show you around. First things first, you have to eat breakfast at Matthew’s diner. Matthew’s has delicious choices and there is rarely a wait to get your food. After you finish eating, walk down the street to visit...

  • On jolly Christmas Day, two years ago, I opened a rather strange gift. It wasn't wrapped, simply taped shut in an ordinary brown mailing box. I carefully peeled off the tape, wondering what could possibly be inside such a poorly decorated present, and pulled one frilly fuchsia lei from the box. I...

  • For seventeen years, I've lived in a bubble. Sheltered as the only daughter after three boys, I was conditioned to remain inside my boundary to ensure constant surveillance. Such a lifestyle granted me a degree of favoritism from Mom and Dad; yet I still pondered about the outside world, only doing...

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