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  • Okay, so California isn’t that exotic a destination.  In your mind, anyway.  I assure you, however, that for a teenager in Alaska who has never traveled independently before, it was a monumental experience. Travel was something I’ve always wanted to do.  My parents did a lot of traveling when I was...

  •     In a small, rural town surrounded by cornfields everyone thinks the same, dresses the same, and any bit of individuality is frowned upon.  There is, however, a small percentage of people in the middle of the cornfield who want to know what else exists in the world.  There are a few who know...

  • I'm sure many of you have wanted to go out somewhere with your whole family. Somewhere, where your kids would love it, you would love it too. Well that place would be the Bay Area! Which means Hayward, CA. Hayward is a small city in California near the famous city San Francisco. It may seem a...

  • Growing up in Hawaii, everybody’s most wanted travel destination, you just see this paradise as home, as any other state in the United States. So as a teenager from a small island that hardly ever changes in temperature, traveling to the East Coast for two weeks during spring break was the biggest...

  • After a ten hour drive across California, Nevada, and into Utah, it is always nice to step out of the car and take in the fresh mountain air. At a quick stop, on the way into Salt Lake City to pick up my older brother, Danny, my family drove through Zion National Park, a gorgeous piece of land...

  • With the cold wind blowing across his face, and his skin tight from the salt air, Leif Ericson looked out over the new land that he had recently discovered. The bottom of his boat began to scrape into the beach sands, and as he stepped out onto the shoreline, of what we now know to be the northern...

  • On the border of Romania and Hungary, Oradea, Romania is a city of diverse culture, people, and architecture. The remnants of Communism and the beginnings of Capitalism are noticed in the towering clusters of grey, cement, Communist housing lining the downtown streets, but nearby, in the newer...

    Tags: Europe
  • In June 2007 I went to Italy with a group from my school. Ever since I was really young I had always wanted to go to Italy. Everything you see in movies about the friendliness of the people to the beautiful architecture always appealed to me. Italy’s history fascinates me to no end. I love learning...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved learning about Rome. One of the first chapter books I ever read was the Magic Tree House story about Roman times—I was especially fascinated by the library that was entirely made up of scrolls. I began my study of Latin in the third grade, and have continued...

  • I chased after one dream for 6 years, and it teased me. I wanted more then anything to be in Macedonia. Some nights I was, but the mornings brought me back to reality. Slowly this dream was fading, the picture was becoming blurry. The hope of going to Macedonia again became just that--a dream....

    Tags: Europe

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