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The Land of Ice and Fire

Visiting another country is an amazing experience, especially when the country that you are visiting is vastly different from your own. When my family went to Iceland I was placed in another world. We...

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Ghosts of the Past

It was July 4th weekend; after driving nearly two days, we arrived at Washington DC right before the annual fireworks show. We were determined to have the perfect view of the display, and spent...

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The Warmth of Food and Family

Every three years I get the amazing opportunity to squish myself in coach seating between overly excited tourists awaiting their new adventure. As long and claustrophobic as these plane rides are, I would...

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My True Love, Michigan

Whitehall, Michigan. A place where my instincts and emotions run deep. My roots are here. A town where my grandfather grew up…and then my dad, aunts and uncles…and now me. My family has a cottage up...

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Finding Your True Comfort Zone

When you are adhered to the same general vicinity for seventeen years, you develop an enormous comfort zone with a slight curiosity for the world around you. In my personal case, that curiosity is giant...

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An Unforgettable Chinese Experience

With 13 other high school juniors by my side, we all excitedly loaded the Delta Airlines Airplane. We were completely oblivious to the adventures we were about to encounter, even as we arrived at the Beijing...

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Milestones in Maui

It was the summer of 2008 and my family and I were concluding a vacation in Maui.  Being a somewhat venturesome trio, we decided we would excursion to the less visited eastern side of the island, the...

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What I Want… Isn’t Always What I Need

The summer of 2011 to date, has been the most incredible summer of my life. Not because my family and I traveled to some upscale, fluffed up resort. Instead, a humbling trip to the island of Anna Maria,...

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A Life Changing Moment at a Football Game (Of All Places)!

Sometimes, short moments in someone’s life can influence them forever. It was my first Giants away game. It was a battle between the Giants and the Colts at Indianapolis: a sibling rivalry between...

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In the Unglamorous Side of Traveling, We Often Find the Remarkable

It was the scenery.  The colors in the market in Otavalo to the sun just visible behind the peaks in Maccu Piccu.  But it was also the food.  Fish tacos in a nearly deserted restaurant on the shore...

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