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  • The first time I tied a cherry stem in a knot with my tongue was on the banks of the Mekong River, surrounded by beggars. The skies threatened rain as I sat with my parents and sister at a bare metal table outside a restaurant in Phnom Penh. It was the first day of the Duch trials and soldiers...

    Tags: Asia
  • People rarely consider Utah a desirable travel destination. Even when considering travel within the United States, Utah is amongst the least chosen of destinations. While pondering reasons for the state’s unpopularity, a few potential deal breakers come to mind: the state is a desert and the state...

  • A few months ago, some of my fellow classmates and I spent what I consider to be the best week of our lives in England and other countries of the British Isles.  We first heard of this trip from one of our teachers, who was organizing the trip through EF Tours.  We paid a little under two...

  • When I decided to travel with Heart to Honduras to the remote village of Robledales for a medical mission trip, I was hoping to gain some medical experience, participate in a new culture, and practice my Spanish. However, I learned something much more valuable. The simplicity of life and the...

  • Warm white sand covered my feet as I looked out into the turquoise water of the Caribbean. The Seven Mile Beach of the Grand Cayman Island was just one of the many places my family and I went to during the summer of 2011. This would be our second time to go on a cruise; our first was a “cruise...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • These days it can be tough to have a fun and fascinating opportunity. With the emergency of final exams that overwhelm students to get a better grade and leave a complete mark for the end of the school year, it is more difficult to choose a vocational-like program. The announcement of my...

  • Two years ago, my family went to Virginia and Washington D.C. at the beginning of the summer. We traveled with our cousins and grandparents from San Jose and stayed with other cousins who live in Virginia. It was like one big family reunion! For the first half of the trip we stayed with our cousins...

  • "Hurricane ike is charging toward the Texas and Louisiana coastline. It's expected to make landfall within hours. Our meteorologists say the storm will bring certain death to people who refuse to evacuate from Galveston Island." Oh that beautiful Galveston Island. I remember our trip there like a...

  • "I'm Eric,'" he said, "I don't chase the paper." Truer words had never been spoken to sum up my three week adventure into the heart of gypsy Spain: Granada. As I lugged my impossibly heavy duffel bag along the dusty Spanish street I would soon be calling home, I couldn't help but wonder, would I...

    Tags: Europe
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