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  •  In the winter of 2005, my Grandmother on my mother’s side invited me to travel with her to Guerrero Negro, Mexico to see the whales that travel there to lagoons in order to mate and give birth to their young. I excitedly accepted the invitation and we were scheduled to meet our tour guides in San...

  • In late July of 2009, my family decided it would be a great experience if we went on vacation to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.  We had been hearing non-stop from a countless number of people who had gone there that it was one of the greatest vacations they had experienced.  So on July 24...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I woke up at 5:00 AM, earlier than I ever would have back home in Kent, Washington. I jumped up, ran across the floor, slammed the screen door open, and sprinted up the stairs to...the roof. I took care to avoid the cot and rocks on the ground, and picked up a pink, tattered kite from the gorund...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •   About two years ago, my family and I went on my very first camping trip in California. Not only was this camping experience an outstanding adventure, it was also a trip that provided me with an acceptable amount of knowledge on general survival skills. We reached our camp site at 2 a.m and...

  • I awoke as the plane jerked to a stop. My mom, brother and I endured the thirteen hour journey from Minneapolis to Kazan, Russia. We scurried off the plane in hopes of being united with our friends, but unfortunately discovered we would spend the next two hours in a non-air conditioned customs room...

    Tags: Europe
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, is most commonly known as the Crossroads of America and famous for its Motor Speedway. However, taking a look around, there’s a lot more than just the Indy 500 in Naptown.     If you like a city atmosphere, downtown Indy is a great place to visit. Directly in the center of...

  • Hidden away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is seemingly just another small town on the road to bigger, brighter places. A person may drive through the town and see run-down houses and boarded-up windows. It’s the type of town that hardly appears suited for living, but, while you’re there, takes...

  • Vacationing in Carthage, Missouri was not something that just popped in my father's head. It's an annual four-day event called Marian Days, where Vietnamese-Americans make a pilgrimage to practice the Roman Catholic faith, pitching tents and parking RVs on 28 acres known as the Congregation of the...

  • People rarely consider Utah a desirable travel destination. Even when considering travel within the United States, Utah is amongst the least chosen of destinations. While pondering reasons for the state’s unpopularity, a few potential deal breakers come to mind: the state is a desert and the state...

  • New Orleans' humidity leaves beads of sweat on my nose like early morning dewdrops on flowers. The heat, along with the distant but ubiquitous melodies of jazz, leaves me feeling languid as I stroll the streets of NOLA, the city dubbed “The Big Easy”, and rightfully so. Although the nickname was...

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