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  • The reason that banks created credit cards was because everyone was looking for a solution to get away from that noisy, heavy, constant reminder in their front pocket: loose change. For many, change is something that is almost worthless: Nobody values the $0.11 a cashier hands them after buying a...

  • I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to Chile as a Youth Ambassador of the United States to experience the different culture, customs, food, and language. This was a 3 week, eye-opening adventure where I stayed with two volunteer families; one in Santiago, Chile, the other in Concepcion,...

  • The word family can be defined as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, (www.dictionary.com). To me, family is more than a social unit. Family is hope, generosity, trust, and love; each word at its purest meaning. I was blessed with seven brothers and...

  •                  As a young girl, growing up in front of the television, dreamily scanning through countless magazines, and attempting to sing like the vocalists on the radio, I was constantly surrounded by the productions of Hollywood.  Back then I hadn’t a clue where most of the fame and fortune...

  • Secluded out in the middle of the ocean, just off the coast of Florida awaits white beaches, unimaginably clear ocean water, and the atmosphere of the perfect island getaway. Never without a refreshing feel to the air, Paradise Island, Bahamas is a wonderful vacation destination.   Although my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • A few years back, my family went to Arizona and experienced one of the best vacations ever.  Our itinerary consisted of a ten-day trek that began in Phoenix and included destinations in Sedona, Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.  As we left the airport in...

  • I have been returning to China every summer since I was nine. The first year, I went with a summer camp and noticed quickly that I was homesick. After all the fun and games with my peers, I sat in my room and cried helplessly, thinking I would never get through the summer.   But the next year,...

    Tags: Asia
  • The Trip        On June 21st 2011, I embarked on a month-long vacation back to my home state of Connecticut, as well as my first visit to the town of Cape Cod. The night before, I had been so excited that I barely slept. The plane rides to Bradley International Airport were agonizingly long...

  • The weather was hot, I could feel the waves of heat as they swept across my forehead. Aromas of smoldering paths of tar fluttered into my well settled and adapted nose. The feeling of being home was somewhat sunk in my train of thought, but home sweet home wasn't traveling along . An average summer...

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    Tags: Asia

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