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  •   Winter Park is big city Orlando’s little slice of small town. Nestled into an epicenter of tourism is a place where you can enjoy what Florida has to offer in a quieter and less amusement-park oriented manner. Established in 1882, Winter Park is equipped with a rich history, tasty restaurants...

    Tags: USA
  • In one week, I will get on a train. I will finally finish this chapter of my life. I will cry. Or maybe, smile. I have so many conflicting emotions that it is hard to say what my reaction will be when the conductor blows the whistle. Will I be excited or will I be a teary mess? I don't know....

  • In my junior year of high school, I started preparing for college. In 2010, during spring break, I chose to be productive and go to Washington, D.C. to visit and tour colleges instead of hanging out with my friends at home. Although my main purpose of going to Washington was to visit colleges, I...

  • Father-daughter bonding doesn’t get much better than a hike down the Grand Canyon.  Last summer my dad finally gave in, and took me to hike the Grand Canyon. Finally we began our trek from the middle of Kansas all the way to Arizona. If you want to talk about some good quality time, talk about a...

  • “No, no, no don’t take the bus. Everything is close enough to ride the train or walk."              A native New Yorker dragged a nicotine-stained finger along our tourist map, pointing out his favourite restaurants and giving us tourism advice. We stood on the corner of Avenue A and 13th...

  • During a grammar lesson on my second day at Keimei Academy, my class's English teacher called on me to answer a question. I looked up from my doodling to see her, staring sternly at me. Not knowing what to say - I hadn't expected to participate in class during my visit to a Japanese school -I...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  •      Yogyakarta (Yogya) is a unique metropolis, filled with history, shopping, and simple culture, but the best thing about Yogyakart, Indonesia, is the people. The people in Yogya have a slow pace life, and the children are joyful. However, most families live in poverty. My family and I...

  • I feel the fresh cool breeze against my skin; breathe it in it carries along the smell of the ocean. Hear the unceasing, soothing sound of the waves, and taste a sip of the refreshing agua de coco. I dig in my tired feet in the soft warm sand and look around the beach, mesmerized by the beautiful...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • By the time we got to the top of the trail and mountain, it was well worth the hour and a half hike up. There was a beautiful, breath taking lake at the top called Lake McCullough. This all started because my dad had discovered it from another trail but did not go up it. So we all thought we...

  • Like a fragile-boned bird unequipped for flight, my red plastic umbrella crumpled under the power of the wind for the second time in less than ten minutes. I can’t believe I actually paid for this thing!  Muttering darkly, I forced the battered umbrella against the push of the wind until it...

    Tags: Asia

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