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  • On July 2, 2007, my mom, brother, and I moved up here. My dad had some military stuff to take care of so he did not come up when we did. We came up in a Mustang. We had the trunk full of bags and suitcases. In the back seat with me, there was a cat kennel and a cat litter box so it was pretty...

  • This summer my family and I went to Hawaii. My aunt and cousin live there, so we thought that it'd be a good time to finally go visit. Every trip is always an adventure for our family. We're Italian and that makes us extremley loud. There's my mom, dad, and three girls: Stephanie, who is 14,...

  • “We are going to do what?!” Have you ever experienced a moment in time when your heart is suddenly jolted and stops altogether? I imagine mine did as the future of my trip began to unveil before me. Our planned itinerary, given to us back at home, was one which promised to create unforgettable...

    Tags: Asia
  • When you think of luxury, what comes to mind? Maybe a lush spa with a masseuse and a big, fluffy towel. Maybe a free college education, a private jet, or dog pedicures. Probably not vegetables and a toilet seat. When I was thirteen, I took a trip with my dad from our home in the capital city of...

    Tags: Africa
  •    Summertime; eight weeks of freedom that all teenagers anticipate all school year long. There was no better place to spend it then where the sun is always shinning and the taste of salty mist from the waves lingers in the air. We spend all year longing for our skin to glow bronze from the...

  •   What’s weird about traveling, at least to me, is that wherever I go, it doesn’t feel like I’m away from home. Regardless of the difference in the language spoken or the food consumed or whatever it is, I truly feel comfortable and at home. I know, however, that I don’t have enough experiences to...

  • Finally, Friday morning arrives. I waited all summer for this day. Rolling out of bed my body tingles with the exhilaration of the unknown I would experience over the next ten days. My bags had been packed long ago. Mom checked things more than a hundred times. Come on, I’m sixteen. I’m ready to go...

  • At first, my family and I were apprehensive of visiting the scenic Thai town of Krabi due to its recent tsunami disaster in 2005, but we were willing to take a chance to see how this tourist hotspot was coping, so we set out for our Thai adventure in the summer of 2011 en route to our final...

    Tags: Asia
  • Somtimes, a truly life-altering experience is so subtle that a person does not realize that he or she has changed until after the experience takes place.  Other times, one is thrust in the midst of a predicament that is so radical a change that one cannot help but realize that his or her life will...

    Tags: Asia
  • We hit the road at about 6 o’clock in the morning on a Monday. This meant traffic, pollution and scorching heat even before the sun rose. Most people in Iran use public transportation or they walk everywhere but even with all the public services, Tehran seemed unbearably crowded. Driving through...

    Tags: Africa

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