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  • It had been approximately 7 years since the last time I'd been there. I'd been just seven years old and it had been about mid-July, right before or after my birthday. Now it was October. I was 15. I vaguely rembered some things that I'd encountered last time, but now I carried biased opinions and...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • Settled in a tucked away corner of southern Louisiana is the community of Watson. Watson, now in the process of becoming incorporated, is technically a village. Now, when thinking of a village, kind people, down home attitudes, and an overall sense of quiet happiness comes to mind and that is...

    Tags: Louisiana, USA
  • Owase is a serene fishing town nestled comfortably in southern Mie prefecture on Japan’s eastern coast, surrounded by towering mountains and twisting rivers. Although Owase is the rainiest place in all of Japan, its small town charms and lovely scenery offer an incredible perspective on rural Japan...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan
  • My family doesn’t travel very often and by extension, I don’t travel often either, but with the trips I have taken, I’ve learned one thing. You don’t have to travel to the other side of the globe to have a life changing or eye opening experience; in fact, such an experience could be just five...

  • I couldn’t hold it in any longer.  I retched onto the floor of the plane.  Twelve hours on this crowded 767, and the extreme turbulence wasn’t making it any better.  I retched again, and the woman next to me, whom I had spoken only three words to, handed me the throw-up bag.  Nodding to thank her,...

  •   Every summer my family and I always have a get away time, from bills, stress, and the worlds “problems”, in other words a vacation.  The summer of 2006 was a life changing experience; we went to the WindyCity, Chicago, Illinois. Personally, I have always heard of BIG city lights and cool weather...

  • On the way back from cleaning out her locker senior year, she was was hit by an ambulance. This is where everything began.My father got married years ago and had children: two boys and one girl, Sheran. When my dad got the news that his daughter had died in an accident, he lost his sanity. His...

  • The airports in Germany won’t allow you to take rented vehicles into eastern Europe. This puzzled my parents and I, because in two weeks we were about to take a road trip to Croatia. We had been living in Germany for three years now, and had thoroughly taken advantage of what the economically sized...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •             Once someone sings in Carnegie Hall, they say there isn’t much further to go. I’m the sort of girl who wants to push it further.             Spring 2009: Mt. Pleasant High School’s Concert choir was invited to sing in Carnegie Hall, and I was lucky enough to be a part of it. Mt....

  • It had been a decade since I last saw the smoggy skies of the Philippines, and I was less eager to be courageous and open to the world around me. The memories that I desperately held onto for all those years were gone, swept away by the monstrous typhoons of time. I could no longer brave the moths...

    Tags: Asia

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