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  • So there I was, alone. I couldn’t look at him; I would cry. So I walked down the terminal, away from my dad and onward toward my flight. I was juggling two bags of luggage, but I was still leaving everything behind. It was June 9, 2009, the depart date for the students of the IU Honors Program in...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was just past eight o’clock, and night had fallen in Tokyo. Groups of people aged everywhere from high school to mid-fifties and sixties were lounged carelessly in the shadows of meandering side streets, sipping drinks and swapping stories. Muted laughter and footsteps reverberated...

  • It's that momentous feeling, that flow of energy like a river surging on its course at full speed sending vibrations through every fiber of your body. The instant when you can fully enjoy your success is a sensation which is hard to duplicate or define, difficult to grasp in its existential moment...

  •   A Royal Caribbean cruise thoroughly devoted to the tropical waters of the Mexican coast; it sounds prodigious, doesn’t it? Unlimited fine cuisine, dazzling shows, and the constant glint of the ever-expanding sea are set out before you. Swimming? Go for it. Hungry? No problem. Exercise? Don’t...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When my parents first told my brothers and I we would be visiting Costa Rica weree confused. Having grown up in Europe and immigrated to California, we’re no strangers to travel, but this small Central American country seemed like an extremely random pick compared to the popular Mexican resorts or...

  • I was overwhelmed to be back to such a historic and majestic park surrounded by tall elegant trees that were covered in a faded blanket of snow. It was surreal. There were birds singing happily in the distance, unaware of my friends and me, the new intruders. The soft caress of the breeze warned us...

  • Traveling is a human’s fate. We were fated to travel. Being exposed to new places is the best dream yet. I would love to be paid to travel. There seems to be no other dream job. My family and I are limited to traveling.  Visiting all the places I want to see, would be one of the greatest...

  • While we sailed across the vast Chesapeake Bay in Maryland on our family sailboat, a sleek racing boat sped past us leaving nothing but disturbed waves. Seeing this, I turned to my parents and asked 'Don't you guys ever feel bad when other boats pass you by?' My Mom quickly answered saying that,...

  • The day I found out that my family would be going on a little vacation I was so excited. I was even more excited when I found out we would be going to the city of Superior in Wisconsin and the cities of Duluth and Two Harbors in Minnesota. We had not been to these cities in about five or six years...

  • I viewed the ruins of the Forum in Rome with awe. It was breathtaking, everything I'd imagined it to be. It was a step back into history that I had taken, one I thought I'd never get the chance to take. After taking Latin for three years I finally had the fantastic opportunity to apply it to real...

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