Weekend & Short Break

When I think of Barcelona, I can feel it. I can feel the rush of the subway as it passes by and I can feel the wind through my hair as I'm standing on the roof of our hotel. I can smell it, hear it, taste it. I loved Spain, and traveling to France in the same week was an amazing bonus. I...

My trip to Washington D.C. was better than I could ever imagine. I felt like I was like going to different world full of exotic breeds of people encamped around beautifully architectural buildings and amazingly smelling food. There was a fun, adventurous feeling to the air that you could not...

                “May I take your order?” said the waitress politely “I’ll have General Tso’s chicken with fried rice” Is something my brother and I said almost every evening when we were in Washington D.C. It’s one of our favorite dishes. My brother, my dad, and I stayed in Washington D.C. for...

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...

A select group from my eighth grade class poured into the busy Ronald Reagan National Airport, in Washington DC. The purpose of our group was to see as much of DC as we could in two and a half days. Our bus driver was  an experienced tour guide of thirty-five years with the company World Strides...

I remember when my mom first came to me with the idea of going to Boston for a vacation. The emotions came quickly. First came excitement. Second came fear. When she said that we were going to Boston, I thought about all of the stereotypes of northerners. They’re all so mean. They’ll yell at you...

Washington D.C. is perhaps most beautiful during April when the cherry blossoms bloom. People come from all around the country to witness the sight of the blooming buds that cover the vast majority of the trees. Our family was there a few years ago to witness this. I had never been the D.C....

A tear dropped from my mother’s eye as she gazed at where I was standing compared to where I had stood. Originally from a deteriorating part of California, my future was supposed to be occupied by crime, violence, a poor education and no purpose; yet, I was standing at the center of the political...

  It has been said that life can bring you on unexpected journeys; Journeys that bring you to the most beautiful and majestic places around the world. It is from the moment you leave the comforts of home to the mysteries of a foreign land, you learn the most important lessons about life and...

I remember waking that day after a bout of dreamless sleep. I remember the strangeness that resonated through me knowing that, in mere hours, Florida would be a drifting dot far beneath me. I remember the airport was filled with unfamiliar faces and scents that I tried to dissect individually,...

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