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  • One piece of advice that had been re-iterated to me throughout the last few years, is that I should travel any chance that I get. That’s why this summer that’s exactly what I did. I started off the summer by going to Georgia to help my sister in-law with my nephew, while my brother was deployed to...

  • As I stepped out of the airplane after a long and excruciating 24-hour flight across the sea I was greeted by a familiar scent that brought back a flood of memories. I was at the origin of my being; I was in Vietnam.   Not that I haven't been to Vietnam before, but this was my third time coming...

    Tags: Asia
  •                  As a young girl, growing up in front of the television, dreamily scanning through countless magazines, and attempting to sing like the vocalists on the radio, I was constantly surrounded by the productions of Hollywood.  Back then I hadn’t a clue where most of the fame and fortune...

  • Hopping on a plane and flying to various destinations feels natural to me. I have been doing it most of my life. However, this particular trip had me itching to get of my seat and depart the plane. I had never been out the country before; this was a new adventure that I was determined to conquer...

  • "Destination:  Garmisch, Germany.  Five hours, thirty-seven  minutes.  Take the first right, then turn left."  the monotone voice of our trusty GPS echoed through the car.  We did as we were told.  I looked out the window, which appeared as though I was watching the Travel Channel.  I wished we...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
  • The people shoved against each other. Gaudy colors flashed out at me as exotic objects caught my eye. All around me, people with black hair and black eyes chattered. I was in the Chinatown of San Francisco with my family. We’ve toured through Fisherman Wharf and Japan town, driven through the...

  • If you read my title, you will know that my most significant trip was my trip to India at 13 years old, so many events happened on this trip that I couldn’t use one single word to describe it. It was a proverbial smoothie of smells, sights, and sounds and I was the blender. I have to admit, at...

    Tags: Asia
  • Nineteen days, five thousand one hundred and thirty nine miles later, we finally arrived home.  Schaeffer vacations were never known to be endless weeks of beach resorts; but, even this was nothing like we’d ever done before!  In almost three weeks, we drove from San Francisco, California to our...

  • You know something is wrong when your mother is clinging to your hand so tightly, your hand looks as white as a ghost.  The trip so far had been fantastic.  We’d been here before many times; my first time I was still in my mother’s womb.  Yet everything had changed drastically when the car...

  • There are no racial or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. There are about 32% Japanese-American, Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%.  In the summer of 2008 me and my soccer team traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii for two weeks for AYSO national finals, it was the most memorable trip a...

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