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My initial reaction to a planned summer 2010 trip to Seattle, Washington was one of disdain and grumbling. Why would I want to leave Maryland for the dreary weather of Washington State? My father decided to bring my mother and me along while he attended business meetings at the Hilton Seattle. The...Tags:
Family is the solid pillar in one's life, no matter how far away siblings and relatives might be. As an immigrant who has lived in America for the past twelve years of my life, I have met many people, but my family has always been what I return to. As a youthful pre-teen, I did not quite know the...Tags:
Spring Break 2007, my mother booked a house on the gulf in Fort Morgan, Alabama. Although we did not have the money for the trip, she has always been big in making family memories so tries to take us places as time and money allows. This would be the first trip without my father since he had...Tags:
It all started with Nick Jonas. I was 16 and madly obsessed with him and the Jonas Brothers. He had a Broadway show and I live 3000 miles away from it. So, I longed. I persuaded. I convinced. I bought. His show was cancelled. So, I cried. But the trip to New York was non-refundable; therefore,...Tags:
It was Beijing and nearly Christmas. I remember because my body was numb all over with the cold as I desperately searched for some place warm. People walking down the street hardly seemed to mind with their light jackets. But they were used to it, I suppose. It was the people, the real Beijing that...Tags:
'Pura Vida' 'Pura Vida'. Roughly translated, Pure Life. A phrase that to us means so little, yet to Costa Ricans has an abundance of meanings. This summer I was privileged to receive an invitation that would allow me to strengthen my faith in God and permit me to spread His word. When I first...Tags:
Welcome to Niagara Falls. That's what the sign said after three hours on the road from Toronto International Airport. Yes, after three consecutive hours of “Myspacing” friends on my Blackberry Storm and drowning out the whirring wind with my iPod, the rented Ford pulled into the tourist town of...Tags:
It was the coldest week I have ever experienced. The ninth and eighth grade classes from my small Christian school had to opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. for a week. Being from Florida, I did not know what to expect when it came to the weather or the historical feeling of the D.C. area. I...Tags:
We spend much of our lives trying to be something we are not. Whether one is aiming for a spiritual, social, or physical goal, we’re always headed somewhere. The future is a vast abyss, that you can not see the end of. Your field of view can only go so far. As well, the past is a quickly fleeting...Tags:
Saint George, Utah is popular for vacations. Its excellent winter weather attracts snow birds. Then there are many sites to see and explore. For example; golf courses, Zions, and many other scenic spots. To me, however, the most profound things in Saint George is its historic buildings and Dixie...Tags: