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  • I could start this essay the ol' fashioned way. You know "the days were hot, the nights were cold," yada, yada, yada. The days were hot and the nights were hot but not as hot. What would you expect? It's India, my friend. IT'S ALWAYS HOT.  But you don't want to know about the temperature, you want...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • Imagine for a moment, if you will, the sound of the accordion, the rush of La Seine as it slithers below your feet, the hum of foreign voices and the scent of romance in the form of any kind of perfume purchasable, from Gucci to channel. This was my first encounter with the glorious and eternal...

    Tags: Europe
  •   My father went to Afghanistan just two months after my family and I moved back to the States from Heidelberg, Germany in 2005. Although he had a 2 week leave around Christmas time, he missed our entire school year.  This cycle repeated starting my 6th grade year up to my now senior year. I...

  • As I boarded Emirates Flight 222 from Dallas to Dubai, a million things were rushing through my mind. Worries as big as living in an utterly foreign culture for seventeen days and as small as wondering if I packed that second bottle of mosquito repellant dominated my sixteen-year-old brain. But...

  • After moving to Colorado from California the summer before my freshman year of high school, I thought I had seen it all. At that age, a move to another state can feel like you’re moving to another country. My over-reacting, dramatic teenager abilities kicked in on the one-thousand mile life change...

    Tags: Europe
  • 6,000 words and 6,000 pictures cannot completely describe my trip. I was fortunate enough to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with my school. Already a 17 day excursion, it could easily double in length. We first arrived in Quito’s Airport, met our translator, and went to our hotel: La...

  • Some people travel to the most amazing places and learn so much from different cultures and different experiences that they have. The most amazing travel experience that I had was in the summer of 2008 when I was 16 years old. My family and I went on a Disney Cruise but it wasn’t your typical...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Las Vegas: City of Entertainment? It most definitely is. One may say that a 15 year old in Las Vegas is hardly appropriate, but I beg to differ. Las Vegas has recently become more family-oriented, and my trip there was the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced. Seven hundred and fifty words...

  • Four hours… four hours; for four hours I sat in the passenger seat of my mom’s sky-blue Honda Odyssey while she drove to Tallahassee. For four hours I gripped the armrest of my chair out of terror as my mother checked her email while driving, cut in and out of traffic, all while managing not to...

  •     Normally when I go on vacation, I am ready to return home at the end of the trip.  However, traveling to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador was the exact opposite.  I would have stayed there forever if I could have.      My family and I began this unforgettable vacation by flying into Quito,...

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