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  •                   I have lived in the same house my whole life. I grew up surrounded by eerie corn fields, that I've never been able to trust. Behind those rows of plants, lays the town that morphed me into who I am. A small town, built on flat land. Mason, Michigan is picturesque in theory....

  • Musically Memphis 2007 Hello! My name is Sarah Guinn and my family and I are currently enjoying the best time of the year -- vacation. Just the word vacation can make one's mouth begin to water and the mind begin to soar with excitement. Vacation is definitely the one of the best times of the year...

  • Binghamton, New York- the “Parlor City” (nicknamed this for its Victorian architecture) - is the carousel (and pierogi!) capital of the world, but is also the birthplace of Rod Serling and Johnson Shoe factory. What differentiates Binghamton from any other upstate stop-over? In one word:...

  • In the summer of 2007 my family vacation started out with a bad omen: rain. My family and I were leaving rural Arkansas with pine trees, dirt roads, murky ponds and endless miles of cow pastures for sunny, beautiful, Florida. I was wanting nothing more out of our vacation than a change of scenery...

  • Germany. What can I say? It was absolutely beautiful. I landed in Frankfurt, Germany after nine, yes nine, hours in a plane. My parents and I rented a car from Avis, and drove down to Heidelberg, about an hour south on the Autobahn. Heidelberg is where I was born, which made it exciting for me to...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  •             Middle school was finally over! It was time for a relaxing summer, and boy was I ready.  This summer, I would be taking a trip to India, where my parents migrated from 25 years ago.  This of course, was not my first trip there, but this trip would definitely be different.  I was going...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • At 17 years old, I believe myself to be very globally conscious-I desire to make a difference in the world, primarily through creating a system that will help those in poverty live in harmony with the environment while also trying to work with political heads and create economy and...

  • In the spring of my freshman year, I was able to go to China with my high school band. The experience was unforgettable and amazing. From the people and living styles, to the traffic and ways of driving, everything was exceptionally different. I never expected it to be the same or necessarily...

    Tags: Asia
  • On July 2, 2007, my mom, brother, and I moved up here. My dad had some military stuff to take care of so he did not come up when we did. We came up in a Mustang. We had the trunk full of bags and suitcases. In the back seat with me, there was a cat kennel and a cat litter box so it was pretty...

  •             For spring break my mom and I went to San Miguel, El Salvador. El Salvador is just at tiny country of the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a tropical country meaning it is very hot and humid.             When we got there the only thing you could feel was the heat and the humidity, it...

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