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  • Moose meat. I knew I was a true “Newfie” when, at the end of my first week on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, I actually started craving moose meat (I really loved it). I even felt like a Newfie when tourists would ask me for directions. Of course, as soon as I opened my mouth and talked, they could...

  •   June 2008 I volunteered to work with young children in the Central American country of Guatemala. I joined a United States based program called Cross Cultural Solutions. It was a colorful time chocked full of new experiences and long-lasting memories.   I arrived in Guatemala City on time,...

  • As I rode backwards on a taxi, I took the time to observe my surroundings. I looked to my right and out the window, it was very lush. All I could see for miles were tall trees and endless grass which looked as if someone took a fine comb and straightened each bristle into perfection. In the...

    Tags: Asia, Singapore
  •             My Grandma’s birthday is in July. She has twelve children, forty-four grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. She has helped everyone out when they have needed it, plus, she always attends plays, games, graduations, and weddings. So, this year, we wanted to celebrate her big...

  •                   Stepping off the plane, my mind was already soaring past my dragging feet. After hours of travel, I was in Puerto Rico, the place of my grandparents’ childhood and my father’s heritage. The pattering rain didn’t dampen our moods as we made our way on the shuttle bus to the...

  • The French culture has always been present in my life. My fascination stems from childhood; family members and friends constantly told me that the French culture was refined, the people were sophisticated, and that the cuisine was exquisite. Naturally, I began to form romantic views of France; I...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • When people talk about going on a family vacation, the horrors associated with the trip often include screaming babies, confusing plans, and frequently, a few illnesses are involved. May I just say, my family and best friends took a vacation to Disney World, and none of these catastrophes were...

  • This summer I was given the opportunity of a life time-- to travel for sixteen days through France. I don't think pictures or what I wrote in my journal will ever really show how grateful I am to have been able to visit a country as rich in history as France. I learned so much and saw so many...

  •             Once someone sings in Carnegie Hall, they say there isn’t much further to go. I’m the sort of girl who wants to push it further.             Spring 2009: Mt. Pleasant High School’s Concert choir was invited to sing in Carnegie Hall, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. Mt....

  • Green stalks rustle in a hot September breeze, the last vibrant greenery left in our garden. I stand beside them and lift my chin back…back…back to look up at the tops of the stalks. However, it is the heritage, not the height, of the corn that glorifies that planting in our garden’s history. My...

    Tags: Caribbean

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