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  • When you come from a small, rural town (technically a village) it is rather tempting to imagine yourself living anywhere else. I often imagine myself walking the crowded streets of New York City, surfing off the coast of California, or even just driving through a town with more than one stop light...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
  • Only a short few days ago, I was given the opportunity to partake in one of the most memorable experiences of my life. About three weeks ago, I was called into the principal's office where he explained to me the upcoming trip. To commemorate Captain Vancouver's 250th birthday, a Canadian Navy...

  • In the summer after my junior year of high school, I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to travel to France for two weeks with my school's French Club. I was one of nine individuals to travel on this trip and I don't think that I'm exaggerating when I say it was a life-changing experience....

    Tags: Europe
  • Afghanistan, when that country comes in a conversation, people tend to think of hardship, bombs, terrorists, and poverty. Of course there is poverty in Afghanistan, secret groups of terrorists, and hardship is something almost everyone faces in Afghanistan. I was born in Afghanistan, but...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  •   Two years ago I joined a competitive all-star cheerleading team known as Northeast Elite. I started the season off on the Small Senior Level 3 team. Within a couple of months I was asked to be on the Small Senior Co-ed Level 5 team. I traveled to various places including Connecticut, Pennsylvania...

  • My family and I, from New York City, were visiting my relatives in San Francisco, California this summer. On a weekend we visited Angel Island with my cousin and my grandma. We took a ferry from the Blue and Gold Fleet (http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/) to this “Ellis Island of the West,” which is...

  • Sitka Alaska: Just 90 miles south of Juneau, the capitol of Alaska. A home to black bears, whales, eagles and a whole bunch of fishermen. A land where houses are left unlocked with wallets, credit cards and keys fully exposed, but they remain untouched. To an average American, these actions would...

  • During a school break in November 2011, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Sosua in the Dominican Republic on a trip sponsored by my school’s Spanish Cultural Club. The weeklong trip marked the first time I left the country, and an amazing first time it was. The twenty-five participants...

  •     When my school called my entire graduating class together I had no idea what they wanted. A representative from college summit came to choose peer leaders to take a journey and live on a university for a couple days. Unsuspectingly, I was chosen to go on the four day trip to Yale University. I...

  • “Con Permiso.” Despite the pardon, being practically shoved a great distance was not immediately easy to forgive. However, I could understand the girl’s rush. Who wouldn’t want to relive such a big thrill instantly? It was our third day in Puerto Rico, and Crash Boat Beach in Aguadilla was the...

    Tags: Caribbean

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