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If You Haven’t Been Kicked out of a Faux-Italian Leather Store for Bargaining too Hard, Have You Truly Been to Italy?

As I reflect on my two-week adventure in Europe with my AP European History class, I struggle to pinpoint the most memorable moment. Was it losing one of my trip-mates in the London Tube? Daring my friend to kiss a random boy at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Or beginning the hike from Riomaggiore to Manarola in La Cinque Terre only to discover it closed due to mudslides? All these experiences were memorable,...

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If the Shoe Supports

In December of 2018, one of my history teachers recommened me to apply for this program with the University of Nebraska-Omaha where we learn more about political science by going on trips to the State Capital, the Truman Library, and Washington DC. I decided to apply for it, and a month later I received an email saying I was chosen to be apart of the Nebraska Civic Leadership Program. I should mention...

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A Shark Surprise

“Country roads, take me home, to the place, I beloonnng, West Virginia, mountain mama, take me home down country roads.” My entire family of five belted out the lyrics to our road tripping anthem. Although we were already 15 days into our month-long adventure touring the East Coast, our “Country Roads” sing-a-long was still a daily occurrence. Maybe the song was a little out of place driving...

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The Alligators in New Orleans might pee on you, but NOLA is the bee’s knees

As a 13-year-old, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to travel a lot with my dad. Every year for the past 6 years, we’ve taken “guys’ trips” during my summer vacations from school. It’s a chance for us to get away, see the country, do some sightseeing, have father-son time, and enjoy food and cultures that’s unique to different regions of the U.S. We’ve been to deserts of Sedona,...

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Rainy Day Scrabble

“Rain, rain, go away, come again another day…”. Never did I ever think that my teenage self would be belting out the lyrics to a nursery rhyme. Yet, here I was though, cooped up in the tiny townhome that our family had rented, hoping that the sun would emerge from behind the dark wall of clouds because of my lovely singing. To my dismay though, the streets of Corolla Light Resort turned into...

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Mud and Sunflowers

If you were to ask me what my life dreams were for every consecutive year of my life, I would tell you they were to travel. Exciting adventures, unknown destinations, and mysterious outcomes beckoned me, for reasons I could only guess at. And then, after a lot of dreaming and scheming and growing up, I finally set foot on foreign soil. The destination: Moldova. As I rode away from the tiny airport...

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Four Easy Steps to Conquering Beijing (or any Other Foreign Travel Destination)

Travelling to foreign places can be daunting, especially when you don’t know much about the destination. By following these four simple steps, you can conquer Beijing, and anywhere else you wish to travel. 1. Commit Cultural Faux Pas Although I had a list of things not to say or do in China, I forgot most of those things when my family and I landed in Beijing. As a result, we did and said things...

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Reaching Meteora: Of Memories, Mountains and Monestaries

March 24, 2019 My breath seized as the soles of my worn, bedraggled sneakers united with the besmirched floor of the loading ramp to the ferry -- tonight’s humble abode. A seventeen hour expedition among the tempestuous waters of the Adriatic Sea lay before me, plotting to whisk me away from the most recent captor of my heart, Italy. Despite my quiet unease provoked by thoughts of belligerent...

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Boston

Boston, Massachusetts; home to an abundance of rich historical locations, land of mouth-watering markets, and the site of an epiphany I am lucky to call my own. Perhaps I am playing up to the stereotype that is ‘plucky southern girl falls in love with city’, but hear me out. If you were to go for a drive in the suburbs in Georgia, your senses would all but shut down after an estimated fifteen...

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Mexi”can’t” Come Back!

Visiting a country is something one usually plans for weeks, months, or years, but my family planned it all in five minutes- in reality, we never intended to go to Mexico. The day before that, there had been a robotics competition. Our team ended up with an award, and as a reward, my father urged us to explore the Mexican border since we were near it. My family members all found fascination in the...

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