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  • “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” (Marcel Proust).  When I found out that we were going to Ghana for our next family vacation, I was elated. Although I am half-Ghanaian, I had never visited the continent of Africa. I expected this to be...

    Tags: Africa
  •   Winter Park is big city Orlando’s little slice of small town. Nestled into an epicenter of tourism is a place where you can enjoy what Florida has to offer in a quieter and less amusement-park oriented manner. Established in 1882, Winter Park is equipped with a rich history, tasty restaurants...

    Tags: USA
  • For my dad’s 50th birthday, my family decided to surprise him with a gift that none of us would ever forget. We bought him a book about the Beatles. No, that wasn’t the surprise! The surprise was written on a post- it note inside the book that my mom had placed there. It read, “How about visiting...

    Tags: Europe
  • Very early in a post-rainy morning when the skies remain gray and the streets idle, two young girls travel home. Returning back to the apartment house after spending a night at the country house (dacha), my host sister and I walk along an enclosed yard with a tool shack planted on a small lawn...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •   My name is Nayely Figueroa, my family doesn’t usually go out on trips, but when we do, the trips end up being really good ones. One of the trips I will never forget is the trip to Mulege Baja California Sur, Mexico with my parents and my cousin. On the way to Mulege my dad had told me that it...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Two summers ago, I traveled to Park City, Utah. My younger sister plays for a competitive Travel Softball team. This summer trip was her trip to ASA Nationals and I distinctly remember my reluctance to go: Why should I go support my sister, while I am bored to tears?  Regardless, I had no better...

  • I must begin by saying two things; first, my father loves going on vacation.  Dad is never happier than when he has atlas in hand searching out a new destination for us to visit.  It may be an awe-inspiring national park, bustling city, peaceful colonial town, or a crowded amusement park.  It doesn...

  •   Last summer, I took a weeklong vacation with my family to the great state of New York. I was filled to the brim with excitement; I had heard so many great things about the lively city and I was extremely eager to experience it for myself. After all, Manhattan is famous for its...

  • “Cuy, quiero cuy!” These were the desperate words that escaped my mouth as my family and I scrounged the Ecuadorian mountainside, searching high and low for the famous cuy; also known as guinea pig in America. Yet, this was not a friendly household pet to take home and brag about to my friends,...

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    Tags: Europe

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