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How to Suceed in Time Traveling Without Really Trying

When faced with the "Would You Rather" game question of: "Would you rather travel back into the past or into the future?" I pick the past every time. Unfortunately, I really can't time travel (If I could I would have shared my discovery with the world by now and would have already won a Nobel Peace Prize). But there are ways I can travel back into the past without defying the cosmic laws of nature,...

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Beyond Moscow: Notes from Small-Town Russia

When Americans think of Russia, it is usually a very limited picture: cold weather, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi ballet. In fact, most of our understanding of Russian culture is based around the capital city of Moscow, and we very rarely consider the multitudes of people and cultures that exist outside of that cosmopolitan center. When I traveled to the city of Kirov as a student with the NSLI-Y program,...

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Jamaica Journey

The sun's warmth clung to my body as we strolled down the beach. My feet sank into the milky white sand with each step, and the mellow breeze ruffled my already tangled hair. About 200 feet away stood a man enthusiastically waving toward my mom, sister, and I. As we approached him he greeted us with his rich Jamaican accent while tossing us three life jackets to prepare us for our next adventure: snorkeling....

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My French Love Story

This lunch may have taken place on the first of April, but it was no joke. No brief article, thousand page book, or number of sonnets can begin to describe the beauty of this experience, but it would be a sin to leave it undocumented. As my friends and I wandered about Rue d’Arcole in Paris, searching for something to eat, we passed by several lovely looking patisseries and cafes. Our fate was not...

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A vacation that introduced a different lens.

To encounter something as life changing as traveling is rare; many people dream of traveling but cannot go to these wondrous places due to their frenetic lives. It only took one trip to an underdeveloped country to change my perspective on the world we live in today. It changed my attitude on culture, altered my views on lifestyle, and transformed my mindset on privilege. This glorious, incredible,...

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Besseggen: The Hidden Jewel of Norway

Speechless. Looking out at the world at a loss of words of the beauty displayed ahead. Not knowing what lies on the other side of the mountain ranges or what experiences that it may contain. There is nothing like the feeling of the cold wind in the air or gravel on the ground. Hearing the different languages of all the people surrounding my grandfather and I. In this exact moment, on the top of...

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Destination Unknown Family Style

Three clues - Three words “S” - “isn’t” in the South Third Disney duckling is the answer Neither Mrs., Ms., or ma’am and do in a hasty manner That was Dad’s riddle. We had to piece it together to figure out what city we were headed to next on the Smith family summer road trip. Each city on our road trip had its own riddle. We thought and thought and then we got it. “S” - “a’int”,...

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Falling Head Over Heels

My legs shake as I try to grip onto the slimy rocks beneath me. Each time I try to plant my foot down into the freezing cold water and onto a rock, my foot slips from the algae and my entire body is plummeted into the river. “Come on,” my best friend yells, “the current is pulling the raft away!” My eyes widen in fear from the realization. The realization that if I don’t get onto that...

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Heaven Underground: Exploring Seoul’s Fast Fashion Scene — In the Subway

In my home city of Atlanta, our subway system, called MARTA, is nothing more than a cheap, quick means of public transportation. With litter in the trains and urine (yes, urine) in the elevators, the MARTA station is no desirable place to linger. But when I went to Seoul the summer before sophomore year, I was met with subways that looked like a shopaholic’s dream. Hiding underneath a effulgent...

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Wonders of Barcelona

Have you ever traveled to a place where your experience visiting showed you a completely new way to see and understand things? Two summers ago, I traveled to Barcelona where I beheld the most beautiful buildings in the world built by architect and artist Antoni Gaudí. I have considered becoming an architect, but seeing these spectacular buildings made me think in new ways about how we can change...

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