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  • My Spanish teacher recommended that I would be an excellent student to go with a small group to Costa Rica. Our trip was organized by Interact Travel. We spent a week with a host family, so I was able to learn more about their culture and language. It was an amazing experience. I will tell you...

  • Ever since I could remember, the symbol of my mother’s Dutch heritage has been the tulip.  The Netherlands are known for their extensive tulip farming practices, and the tulip paired alongside the blonde, blue-eyed woman wearing the traditional Dutch garb seems to be the overall archetype of this...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Maybe you have heard of my city because you were once insatiably curious about space and its exploration and found yourself enrolled in our space camp at the U.S Space and Rocket Center. Maybe you have heard of my city because you subscribe to the numerous publications that have named us amongst...

  • As a child, I never acknowledged my mom’s lack of developed English. In fact, I treated the anomaly as a game for my young self to decipher and put together, like pieces of a puzzle. It wasn’t until one of my fourth grade classmates mocked her English did I realize that the discrepancies between...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • The young and the young at heart that are fond of wildlife, swimming, and the countryside will find a stay at the Frio River relaxing and rewarding. Since I was four years old, a visit to the Rio Frio was always a vacation I looked forward to.Tourists come from every state and should take a turn...

  • For as long as time has existed, man has traveled. Some alone and some with friends and family. Sometimes in good fun, sometimes in deep sorrow. On the journey they wear eager faces and unfold eager actions for they are looking to the future of where they will be, or they are sit with boredom...

  •      While the airplane hummed, I fidgeted in my seat. Though I anticipated getting to know Paraguay, a shadow of insecurity hovered over my optimisim. The intimidating combination of a new setting, unfamiliar tasks and a foreign language, peppered my thoughts with dashes of anxiety and led me to...

  • A place to visit when mentioning small rural towns is Gaston, Oregon. A point to note though, blink and you’ll miss it as the highway only clearly marks the center of town as a few hundred yards, from sign to sign. With only average of 634 (it fluctuates up or down about five people but every...

    Tags: Heritage, Oregon, USA
  • It’s difficult to remember everything exactly the way it was, and even though a picture may be worth a thousand words, nothing can compare to the experience of seeing profound creations with my own eyes. Last summer a group of students from my Latin class made a journey to the sites of ancient...

    Tags: Europe
  • Hi guys and gals! I know that's not a way to start off an essay, but I wanted to do something different I guess. Anyways let me tell you when my fun began or should i say this long trip that took a toll on my tooshie. During spring break of March 2010, my birthday had just passed and I wanted to...

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