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  •  Do you think you have been on a crazy family vacation?  Wait until you read about my family’s vacation to Crested Butte, Colorado in July 2011.  Thirty nine people – two grandparents, seven adult children and their spouses, and twenty-three grandchildren – traveled to Crested Butte for my...

  •      Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "you gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You must do the thing which you think you cannot do". To me, fear is one thing that always stops me from achieving what I want.   This spring break, I...

  • Temples and tradition may be Tamil Nadu’s enduring image, but there’s a lot more to this South Indian state now. From designer shopping to organic tea and artist enclaves, this state is dancing to a whole new Carnatic beat. The thought occurred as I watched a grandmother, clad in a traditional...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • Normal 0 /*-->*/ The land with copious bull carts, motorbikes, cars, and anything else with wheels zooming through the hot streets of New Delhi, to the tranquility of picture perfect scenery of the Himalayas, it is no wonder it has been given the title of Incredible India.             Being...

    Tags: Asia
  •        When you think of paradise, what comes to mind? A sandy beach with clear water? A tropical rainforest teeming with wildlife? Quaint and peaceful mountains? Whatever your perception of paradise may be, Costa Rica holds it all within a few hours of one another.        During Christmas...

  •       In the year 2007, I was simply a fourteen year-old girl in junior high. I was attending John Adams Middle School on 30th Street and Broadway Boulevard in Downtown Los Angeles and for almost three years I had been taking French as an elective. I was in the only French class being offered at...

    Tags: Europe
  • This past July, my family and I drove from northern Indiana to Yellowstone National Park. We arrived at the campground in Yellowstone a few days later and began hiking and driving around the scenic roads. We hiked up Mt. Washburn first, which had an elevation of 10,243ft. On the way up the mountain...

  • All of the Information on my trip is in the picture! But if it is too little to see here is my text:   Overall Explanation: My blog is represented by a suitcase. In a suitcase you pack what you need for a trip. Likewise in my suitcase, you will find all the items necessary to make this...

  • For Christmas and New Years last year, my family and I went to Panama. My father, 49, is Panamanian and Costa Rican himself. He lived in Panama until he was 17, when he came to America to go to college. My mother, 47, and my brother 21, also came on the trip. As a person my father is a calm and...

  • When others ask what my favorite part of my trip to China was, people probably expect me to say “seeing pandas in Chengdu” or “visiting my birthplace,” but my mind immediately flashes back to what I believe is the happiest place on earth: Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village (http://www.chinaorphans...

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