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  •  9 hours is a long car ride. Especially when you have 2 kids in the backseat giggling and laughing and singing and raping. Well, if you look at it like said kids in the backseat, then it was a lot more then 9 hours. More like 9 hours of food, games, singing contests, and who could win a re-done...

  • Have you ever needed breathing room in your life?  Have you ever wondered if you could get off the rat-race merry-go-round even for one day and take a deep breath and just relax?  Then Waldport, Oregon is the place for you to go.  Waldport has the most wonderful, uncrowded beach to walk for miles...

  •   Have you ever been so far contained in your comfort zone, that you shunned all other ideas? I was. It never really occurred to me that so much more can happen outside my world. I’ve always had a preconceived notion about places in the world and what it would be like to go there. You could imagine...

  • I left Austin, Texas on the morning of May 28, 2011 with my mom, sister, and grandma. We made stops at Los Angeles, Tokyo, and then to our destination at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was an incredibly long flight but I could not hold in my excitement as the night lights of the city came into...

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  • At the age of 15 I have traveled and first hand experienced what life was like in Italy, France, and Spain.  It was a once in a life time experience and I am glad I took it. I traveled with People to People Ambassadors program. People to People has allowed me to make great memories and lifetime...

  • Adrenaline rushed through my veins; my world seemed to close around me, leaving me like a beacon of light in a world of forever growing darkness. The thoughts of backing out flooded my mind; I couldn’t, I wouldn’t, follow through. But a small voice in the back of my mind kept whispering to me,...

  • It’s been four years since I was in Bangkok, Thailand again. Coming back to visit family in Asia was something I was looking forward to during my sophomore year. Summer vacation was going to be a good one for sure. We left baggage claim and headed towards the door. My grandparents and uncle...

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  • New Orleans or BustIt was the weekend of Easter and we figured that it would be a pleasant drive with great weather. Who would have thought that it would be snowing in the middle of April as the Easter baskets were prepared? We were headed down to New Orleans to see my older brother before he was...

  • My little cousin, Sithmi, spotted her first castle when we visited this summer. I had not seen her since she was born, and now at four years old, she was obsessed with princesses, royalty, and of course, castles.  When we first saw the castle, Sithmi exclaimed that Sleeping Beauty, her favorite...

  • Growing up in a small town located in southeast Kansas, it is a really big deal to even leave the state; but to leave the entire region for a whole week is a whole different story. You see, I’m a simple girl with a simple mindset. To this day, I believe in small town life. When a nine year old girl...

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