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  • Before taking on the island of Jamaica in 2005, I had already been there five times. I knew it was a desirable place and there were nice people, but I was tremendously naive about the true culture of the island. I usually associated my trips to Jamaica with typical tourist fun, such as jet skiing...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was snowing in Colorado. It does that quite a lot, some years. When I was younger there was a drought, but last year we had so much snow we had to swim through it to get anywhere. The car could not make it out of the driveway. The door would not open without effort so strenuous it was hardly...

  • Oprah, being the idol to me that she is, should really be the one receiving credit here. After watching a show about a day in the life of an Amish, I was mesmerized by the lifestyle of these recluses. The opportunity to visit these people arose during the annual West Family Reunion in Pennsylvania...

  • Our family vacation was on the island of Oahu. We had lived on the island until I was 6 years old. At the age of 18 I was returning to see it with different eyes. My parents wanted us to see it again because most of our memories were more about what they had told us about living there. It was an...

  •   Unlike many teenagers, I had only seen the ocean once. So, when my friend offered to take me on a vacation to Florida, my answer was of course, yes. Along with an all expense paid vacation to Florida, my friend told me we would be going to Disney, and also Universal Studios. I had always...

  • When I stepped through the automatic doors of the airport in Lisbon, (or Lisboa, pronounced Leesh-boa, to the locals!) I knew that a trip of a lifetime was about to begin. I had arrived in Portugal with a group of students from my school, and our history teacher/chaperone. We were going on a 12...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •       We have been planning this trip for months, dreaming of it for years and now it was a matter of minutes before we finally landed in the Leonardo da Vinci airport.        I wiped my sweaty palms on my pants nervously as I looked out the thick window. There it was! As we came through the low...

    Tags: Europe
  • Louisiana could best be described as the Melting Pot of the South. Whether a person is discussing the soulful tunes of Jazz music, the savoury taste of Southern cuisine, or the rich cultures one thing is a always true: this is one of the most diverse states around. When I visited New Orleans,...

  • In September of my junior year of high school, I took an unofficial visit to Boston University. Aside from the school’s stellar academics and repeat women’s soccer championships, its city life captured the essence of culture. My plane descended just as the sun set over the city and danced on...

  • The sun beat down on our bare backs as we jogged along the water’s edge. I could feel the heat starting to burn my skin, turning its pretty fair complexion into a far more burdening red one. After taking a quick break to hydrate, we continued to jog for about a minute until finally we came back...

    Tags: Caribbean

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