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  • In the North of Italy there exists two major, touristy cities; Milan and Venice. Milan, renowned for its fashion industry, is landlocked and towards the west, whereas Venice, widely known for its picturesque views and canals, lays on water and is far east (http://www.tourism.milan.it and http://www...

  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /*-->*/ There’s nothing about Del Mar, CA that one would really say complies with the “real world” throughout the month of August. It’s a small beach town a few miles up the coast from San Diego,...

  • With a jolt, my family and I were awoken by the piercing horn of the ferry, signifying our entrance into Norway. To my mother, this was a melancholy reminder of the life she had left behind to raise her family in America. My sister, father and I anxiously looked over the crisp waters of the North...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
  • Two years ago in the middle of January, I felt the calling to go to Guatemala for a mission’s trip. It was the most life-changing journey that I have ever been on. I had never been out of the United States or even on an airplane before. So, I had no idea what this trip was going to be like or what...

  •                 The summer before my first year in high school my family and some of my close friends went on a cruise to the Bahamas. I had never visited outside the country before, nor had I ever been on a cruise. I had feelings of both nervousness and excitement and couldn’t wait for the journey...

  • An earthen smell greets me as I step out on to the muddy streets in God's Own Land - Kerala, India. A slight drizzle dampens my hair as I look up to the night sky dappled with iridescent celestial bodies that watch me with twinkling eyes. The street is deserted of people, but the crows, cows, and...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •                         In the summer of 2008, I had the opportunity to visit Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum is composed of over 1 million Kenyans, making it the largest slum in Africa. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is made up of about 3 million people, meaning that Kibera is about one-...

    Tags: Africa
  •                 The day I became a tourist attraction started out with tunnel safety lights flying past as we rode the Bart into San Francisco. Riding a clunky but reliable cable car, we descended down Mason Street and hopped off at the GoCar garage. After signing the requisite safety contracts, we...

  • July is considered THE month for family vacations, reunions, and small get-togethers. There would be cousins to play with, aunts to grumble over and grandparents to pinch lineless cheeks. We were going to my grandmother's house. It was July 2, two days before the Fourth of July family reunion,...

  • Over the past decade or so, I have been going on yearly excursions with my family to visit my grandparents over the summer. They own a beachfront home on Long Beach Island--known as LBI to locals--a small, 18-mile long island off the coast of New Jersey. Now when most people read this, they will...

    Tags: New Jersey, USA

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