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  • For those of you who have forgotten what high schools like, or just remember the drama and pushing and shoving, Hinkley High School is a great place to revisit and get your fill of high school activities and good memories! This school is home of the Thunder Birds and is a world class learning...

  • Peaceful and relaxed vacation where everything seems to go perfectly aren’t always the ones that are the most memorable. We all sure discovered that as we stepped off our flight in British Colombia, Canada for an unforgettable family Christmas. The airport is the last place you want to spend your...

  • My stomach churned as I sat in the airport in Portland, Maine, on my way to JFK airport in New York. Businessmen make the quick flight quite often, but this particular flight would never compare to a businessman’s journey, and the experience to be had could never be repeated or reenacted by anyone...

  • I barely heard my sister shouting over the rushing waterfall. My hands were quivering with adrenaline and my heart was beating like a drum as I peeked over the edge. Cautiously, I caught a glimpse of my sister in the dark water below. She was a speck of caramel amidst a watery backdrop and she...

  •   We haven’t seen him for two whole years. My cousin locked up in jail for attempted murder. We signed all papers and we were on our way to Delano, California. I wouldn’t have imagined such beauty we encountered on our way.  It felt like a trip we were never going to forget. We woke up around...

  • Doing more physical activity than required is unusual for me. I almost always take the easier and less steep trail, the lighter weight and the less competitive sport, not because I am lazy, but because I doubt my athletic abilities in comparison to my peers. So when I heard myself tell my canoe...

  • When my family decided to go on vacation this year, I hoped for an exotic getaway to somewhere I had never been before. Because I was seventeen, approaching my senior year of high school, and obsessed with history, I wanted to explore the world: fly over to Europe, take a cruise up to Canada, or at...

  • I was given the opportunity to study Chinese in China two summers ago with an Irvine Valley College teacher and fifteen other students. They ranged from fourteen to fifty years old, all with a passion to learn a new language. Spending one month in China intensively studying every weekday from eight...

    Tags: Asia
  • A couple years ago, my father asked my mother if he could take me to Mexico to see my grandmother, whom I last saw when I was two years old.  During the minute it took her to make up her mind, I sent her every type of ‘negative’ subliminal message imaginable.  I was not successful and the next week...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Traveling is something that my family has had the luxury of doing my whole life. I have been to twenty-three states and three different countries. My family and I have done everything from snow skiing on the majestic mountains of Colorado to touring the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. The...

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