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  • Giant vs. dwarf. Old vs. new. Poor vs. wealthy. Summer 2010 in Japan followed summer 2009 in China and I had preconceived comparisons and expectations about these two Asian countries. I arrived in Osaka jet lagged from a sleepless flight, but at least I wasn't quarantined upon arrival as I was in...

    Tags: Asia
  • Ever since I was twelve years old I have had the amazing opportunity to model.  I started with an agency in Boise, Idaho called Metcalf Modeling & Talent, and went to a competition in Los Angeles called IMTA.  In this competition I competed in four different categories.  This included jeans,...

  • This summer I travel through Europe with a group called Sound of America. They take the best singers and musicians in the country and go on a tour through Europe. Our tour happened to occur during my birthday, which I celebrated in Stresa, Italy. My bus stayed at Hotel La Palma, located right on...

    Tags: Europe
  • In November of 2009, I traveled with the American Israel Friendship League to Israel, where we spent nearly three weeks learning about the people, the land, the history, and the daily lives of Israelis. This experience began when the Israeli students, which we were going to host, arrived. They...

    Tags: Africa
  • The summer of 2009 my family took a Great Expedition across the United States and I, having the opportunity of observing the different climates of the country, was able to choose my favorite out of them. We drove past the much-like-New-York scenery of Ohio, through the fields of whatever-they-grow-...

  • Arriving in the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia, it was not the sight of rickshaws racing nonchalantly through the flooded streets or the schoolchildren frolicking through the current these vehicles left behind that most excited us. It was the idea of once again seeing our mother after three months....

    Tags: Asia
  •  “The day has finally arrived!” I exclaimed to myself as I drove to the airport. I was flying to Cancun, Mexico. It’s my first time there. I am nervous, scared, anxious, excited and beyond happy. During the flight I keep trying to imagine what the moment is going to be like when I arrive and I see...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Each city is significant for a distinctive reason. Some are best known for sights thought only to exist in dreams, while others possess history far more realistic than classroom textbooks can describe. Dubai is one of a kind. It has characteristics that make it similar to other cities, but its...

  • Most people think living in Hawaii is a vacation all the time and in a way it is. The weather is beautiful and I did get to spend almost every weekend at the beach but sometimes vacation is about seeing the people you love.    Before moving to Japan, we decided to go visit our family in Oklahoma. ...

  •   I’m a planner. So, normally I would say that a great vacation is one where everything goes according to plan. I like knowing that I will be in a certain spot, at a certain time, on a certain day. But, as I found out through my vacation two years ago, sometimes the unexpected things turn out to...

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