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  • The word vacation means different things to different people. To some people it might mean relaxing on the beaches of Hawaii, to others it may mean touring all over Europe, but to me it means a week of fun in the sun at Lake Powell. By fun, of course I mean inner tubing, wakeboarding, swimming...

  • Traveling can be a very relaxing and rejuvenating experience, specifically when traveling to an area that is open in a variety of natural aspects. Every summer my family travels to San Luis Potosi, Rioverde, which is open in such a natural way. It is great to experience nature in Mexico because...

  • Growing up I never truly felt Chinese.  This is probably because my family is far from the stereotypical Asian Family.  I am only half-Chinese, on my father’s side. Due to this, I never really felt fully connected to my Chinese roots. Until my trip to China at age 13, everything regarding the...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • 'I want to bike the bridge,' I said for the twentieth time. My parents exchanged an exasperated look. 'We've already gone over this,' Dad told me.   'We're not going to ride bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge.' 'Why not?' I demanded. Our vacation in San Francisco had been interesting thus far. We...

  • The most enlightening experience of my life began with a slideshow from a teacher at St. Francis High School. Having returned from a trip to Ghana, Africa, where our sister school was located, Ms. Davis returned to with many stories and even more pictures to share her experience. While watching her...

    Tags: Africa
  • Wind tangles through a flag suspended high above the central square. Red, green, and white, it wrinkles and snaps, catching the attention it deserves. A symbol of its people, it is a reminder that Cozumel, Mexico does not belong to the tourists who roam the streets. The cobbled pathways are crowded...

  • What do you think of when you hear the word “California”? For most, the first things that come to mind are beautiful beaches, warm weather, and a kick-back kind of lifestyle. For me though, when I hear “California” I think of my biggest lifetime goal – to end up studying at a college there. Over...

  • Come on down to Strikesville! Formerly known as Strongsville, this suburban city quietly nestled just 20 miles outside of Cleveland, Ohio until it was devastated by a teachers' union strike in the Spring of 2013. The board of education could not be reasoned with, and the teachers were forced to...

    Tags: Exploring, Ohio, USA
  •             My step-father has been in my life since I was 5-years-old, and I am now 18. He has been a great inspiration to me, and a wonderful father. He has taken me under his wing , and so has his family. My step-father was raised in Hawaii, and ever since we’ve meet I have always wanted to go...

  • “La isla de encanto---The island of enchantment”, the island where the big city meets a rural village and eventually runs into the bright blue sea. Puerto Rico allows travelers to experience these three elements in a quick plane ride. Unlike most destinations, metropolis and paradise are always...

    Tags: Caribbean

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