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  • Walking through downtown Seattle is much like walking through any other city in America: it possesses the hustling and bustling that comes with enterprise and business. Yet it also maintains a level of serenity. Due to Seattle’s prime location, you are never more than a few blocks away from a...

    Tags: USA, Washington
  • During spring break of my sophomore year, I traveled to Ecuador with five other students from my school.  We lived with families outside of Quito for three weeks while we attended school, worked on our Spanish skills, visited popular sites in and around Quito, and just experienced a different...

  • Sitting outside the dormitory and laughing with the students, I realized how much this cultural exchange will affect me in the future.  Looking back now, this incredible experience has changed my perspective and over-all level of appreciation.  Ever since I was chosen to travel for two weeks over...

    Tags: Africa
  • This summer I traveled to the Black Hills in South Dakota with my mom. To me the Black Hills meant relaxation, fun, and new sights! We drove three very long days from Cedar Crest, New Mexico. The first night, we stayed in a KOA in Laramie, Wyoming. The next morning we headed to Devil’s Tower,...

  • The town of Sultan, Washington is completely amazing. Surrounded by the mountains, woods, and a river going right through it is a sight to behold. It is a place where Nature and civilization meet in complete harmony. Hearing the birds and seeing deer is not an uncommon thing. Even during many...

  •   Greenville, South Carolina has many marvelous reasons as to why someone would want to travel here. For starters, Greenville has an excellent downtown. The downtown area has many shops that are all walking distance to each other. Many of the boutiques are only found in Greenville and some even...

  • It’s July in Chicago, sunny, warm, & beautiful.  Food and music festivals abound, along with great concerts, no school- work and a bevy of entertaining friends.  But it’s vacation time in the Buckley household.  I’m told to pack a rain- coat, umbrella, waterproof shoes, hoodies & sweaters...

    Tags: Europe
  • I have been very lucky in that my parents always believed in going just that little bit further to expose my sister and I to people, places, sights and experiences that not so many people get to enjoy.Thats why last June we found ourselves on a flight (www.bookingbuddy.com) to the caribbean coast...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Two summers ago, on a safari through Tanzania, I visited an elementary school.  Twelve of us, all American, climbed down from the bus and filed into a small schoolhouse. High pitched voices filled the room, hands clapped, feet stomped, and thirty children sang before us.  The words were in...

    Tags: Africa
  • When travelling to Illinois, most people wouldn’t even consider Lisle as a possible destination. Dwarfed by cities like Aurora, Naperville, and Chicago, why would anyone choose to visit the small town?             It is precisely for that reason that it should be considered. Lacking much of the...

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