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  •         On July 14th 2009 my mother, sister, and I set out to drive to Niagara Falls. We packed our bags and car with snacks and any necessities we would have needed for the long trip ahead. We left our home in the afternoon and drove to a hotel in Ithaca, New York which leaves us half way. We woke...

  • Heaven on Earth: Vrindavan India        This year I spent a two month vacation in India.  I went in the beginning of February, and came back near the end of March. It was my fourth trip there, and as always it was extremely fun and interesting. Furthermore, India and its culture are important...

  • The guide’s hand shot up, his fingers slowly curling into a fist.  I grasped the side-rail of our two-seater mud buggy, bracing for Josiah to disengage the gas and hit the squeaky brake pedal.  We were the first buggy behind the guide, and seconds later all fifteen of us were in a long, humming,...

  • When learning about American history, students from a very young age learn only the basics. They learn about the corageous George Washington who fought for the new nation.  They learn about the always honest Abraham Lincoln. Somehow, however, the story is always told to favor the white man.  There...

  • From a small town on the West Coast of The United States, to halfway across the world in Puerto Rico. A five day vacation filled with many adventures, but a  lifelong memorable experience. Day 1: Cruising around Hatillo, and you just look around you and see happy people. Turn on the radio to 104....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Ever since I could remember, the symbol of my mother’s Dutch heritage has been the tulip.  The Netherlands are known for their extensive tulip farming practices, and the tulip paired alongside the blonde, blue-eyed woman wearing the traditional Dutch garb seems to be the overall archetype of this...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Bacon, sausage, fried ham and eggs, tomatoes and toast were laid before me on a piping hot plate. From the bright bay window ahead I gazed out on a cool grey morning. St. Finnian’s bay curved outward like an emerald teacup steaming with hazy fog. Out on the water, nearly lost in the mist, the...

    Tags: Europe, Ireland
  • "You can see to the border of New Mexico," Dad said as he talked me into going hiking with him.  "I used to go out there all the time. It's my favorite place in the world." At first, I must admit, I wasn't too excited about going to the Witchita Mountains that day. I'd been there before, but...

  •      It had been a long day in Africa. It was our fourth day and our luggage was still lost, and we'd just spent the whole day driving and looking at crocodiles, rhinos, zebras, lions, baboons, ostriches, monkeys, and almost every other African animal you can think of. Tired and exhausted that...

    Tags: Africa
  • One summer vacation I’ll never forget is the trip my family and I took to Idaho. That trip was loaded with many different “firsts” for me. Many of these firsts are things some people never get to try such as white-water rafting, tubing down a river, and dirt biking. A few days after we had arrived...

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