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  •  “Bonding Time By Dean Morgan” By Luke Morgan                 In 2008, I graciously took my family on a vacation to Costa Rica, a beautiful little Central-American country where an idiot was not the president.  Here’s a tip for travelers: Do not take your family with you, especially your wife’s...

  • Dear reader, I was born in Haiti; since 9 years old I always want to know a new country and their culture. My father who worked in a international company Carnival cruise Line was about to make that dream come true for me.When I was 12 years old my daddy fill for a cruise ship vacation in  his...

  • The reason that banks created credit cards was because everyone was looking for a solution to get away from that noisy, heavy, constant reminder in their front pocket: loose change. For many, change is something that is almost worthless: Nobody values the $0.11 a cashier hands them after buying a...

  • “Please put your seats back and your tray tables in their full upright position. We’re approaching our final descent into San Diego,” droned a monotonous voice from above. The landing gear slowly stretched itself out into the beautiful Southern California sky. With my eyes glued to the window, my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Featuring red, yellow, green and blue cards numbered from zero to nine, Uno is a well-known game. I remember sitting cross-legged on the tile floor in kindergarten as classmates tried to teach me the rules, but I never understood. Who would have guessed that more than a decade later I would learn...

    Tags: Europe
  • Standing in the claustrophobic elevator, I stuffed my hand into my pocket, waiting for the doors to slide open. When they finally do, what hits me is a wave of dusty, humid air, rancid and nauseating. I barely wrinkle my nose, having grown accustomed to it, accustomed to everything Dhaka throws my...

  •  I awoke the morning of June tenth with that certain light in my eyes.  I rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth—went through my usual routine although the day wasn’t a normal day.  Mexico loomed in the future—the smell of homemade tortillas and butter so close to me my mouth watered.  I cleaned my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Every year, I participate in an annual Mexico Short-Term Mission team with my church youth group. Last year was the first time my brother and I decided to travel with the team to Puerto Pensasco, Mexico. On a Saturday morning, the first day of our Spring Break, I got up at 6:30 a.m. to get ready...

  •               I stood petrified as my ears were drowned in Spanish; the small woman yelling at me. My puny Spanish vocabulary told me I had done something wrong dealing with water. Later, my friend translated. My 11 minute shower was too long; I had wasted Spain’s precious water. My first day in a...

    Tags: Europe
  • I went camping a few months ago for the first time. I have a cousin Ashley whose world is a collection of good vibes and jingly skirts and glitter. Lots of glitter. She and her friends embark on these wonderful adventures that lead them to weekend-long festivals in the woods. And my lovely...

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