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  •      5:30 a.m.- the car is packed and everyone is ready to go! Woo! The Outer Banks awaits! This is the trip our family has been waiting for all year long! So, naturally, everyone is excited, well except the dogs. They know we're going away for a few days and they're sure to miss us.  So we hit...

  • This summer, of 2010, I was one of the lucky fourteen selected few on the entire west coast to have a chance in a lifetime opportunity to attend a prestigious program called Youth About Business, in New York City, New York. The camp started on July 5 - July 9, 2010. The program was created by a...

  • "Ah, this stuff is incredible!" exclaimed Abe in his South African accent as he threw up a pile of snow. This was the first time he had seen or felt the white magic as it descended softly upon us. It was the middle of December and there had just been a huge blizzard in Colorado. My foreign friend,...

  • Walking down the narrow road of a small village in China, I felt the rough dirt scratch against my new sneakers. I watched as a little girl with smiles and black matted hair and ripped clothes ran along barefoot. I witnessed children in a small school house practicing their English with barely...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Cleverly disguised as a bedroom community (or as the highway sign says, “A Certified Business Location”), Stafford County is the southernmost county in Northern Virginia, with supposedly all of the affluence of the region but none of the luxuries one would expect from the region. Straight off of...

  •  When you are twelve you are usually day-dreaming about boy bands or what high school will be like. But not me, I was hoping my parents would send me to my favorite place in the world, England. I had spent a lot of time there already visiting family and going sightseeing, but it wasn’t enough for...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • The taxi pulsed with cool air that taunted the domineering sun above, as if it was coyly escaping its relentless blaze. Seeping into the pores of the local people outside, the sun’s rays crawled into every corner of the city. It was our guide. As we drove through the sweaty, crowded streets, I...

  • Encounters in Oz It is true, that when most people hear of the land of Oz, they think of only one that exists solely in fiction. But, what they do not know, is that there is a real Oz, and it is greater than any story or fairytale. The immense country of Australia is very similar to the United...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Four hours… four hours; for four hours I sat in the passenger seat of my mom’s sky-blue Honda Odyssey while she drove to Tallahassee. For four hours I gripped the armrest of my chair out of terror as my mother checked her email while driving, cut in and out of traffic, all while managing not to...

  • Sugar Land, the name speaks for its self. Not only is this city as sweet as it sounds, but the people that live there are not too shabby either. Sugar Land is located in the Beautiful State of Texas and offers so much to the tourists that visit this area. I know what you are thinking, “Oh we can’...

    Tags: Texas, USA

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