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  • I arrived to Mexico City in a sunny Thursday. It had been seven years since I’d set a foot over the place where I was born. When I got off the plane I heard people talking in that strange accent that I haven’t heard for years and grew unaccustomed to. I was born there and was a little bit fond of...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade When it boils down to it, a trip isn’t about the destination, it is about the memories you created while there. A trip doesn’t have to be an epic journey either. For example, it can be as simple as going to the local pharmacy to buy a comb. That was a particular...

  • I will never forget the feeling of the scorching sun beating on our 22 faces as soon as we stepped out of León's airport. I didn't expect the heat to be that sizzling hot. What is ironic is that it was actually winter there. This past summer, I went to study abroad in León, Nicaragua with seven...

  • I am multi-racial, and I have always struggled to understand the meaning of culture in my life. My mother is Mexican-American and Caucasian, and my father is African-American, but neither of my parents is deeply rooted in his or her ethnic traditions. I go to school with predominantly Caucasian...

    Tags: Africa
  •   My brother didn’t ask for a skateboard for his 19th birthday like I thought he would, instead, he asked for a family road trip. I’ll never know what possessed a college freshman to feel the need to be trapped in car with his younger sister and borderline crazy mother on his first spring break...

  • We are going to Hawaii!! The surf, the sun, the shopping, the lights and sounds of Waikiki were all awaiting me. And yet, there was more. There was a side of Hawaii that held some history, hard work, sadness and triumph. This was the story of life on a sugar cane plantation. The life of immigrants...

  • You probably think I'm nuts saying the mountainshave no word for ocean, but if you live here you begin to believe they know everything. They maintain that huge silence we think of as divine… —from Our Valley, by Philip Levine I resisted the idea of the moutains for a long time. I was...

  • ITALIA!  The most beautiful country on Earth and I was going there in a few weeks. I was traveling with my god-mother, sister, and cousins. I was so ecstatic and I was determined to make my first trip out of the country my best. In the weeks before we took off, I researched everything I could...

  •     Picture a beach that stretches for miles on both sides, with pure white sand, crystal clear water, and an elegant and friendly ocean side community behind you. Heaven right? Almost, this is the small town of Seaside in the panhandle of Florida. It's right on the Gulf of Mexico so there's a...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  • I have been very lucky in that my parents always believed in going just that little bit further to expose my sister and I to people, places, sights and experiences that not so many people get to enjoy.Thats why last June we found ourselves on a flight (www.bookingbuddy.com) to the caribbean coast...

    Tags: Caribbean

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