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Running through the airport trying to catch our connecting flight to Washington D.C, my brother and I attempted to calculate how fast we would have to race up the down escalator to catch up with our parents on the other side. If the velocity on the up side was five meters per second up, and the...Tags:
Travel Blog- Michigan By: Alexis Smith Grand Rapids Michigan is no place for fun and play in December, it’s more or less that type of place you go to just to sit around a fireplace and drink hot chocolate. Walking off that airplane and feeling the ice cold chills running down your back isn’t...Tags:
Winter Park is big city Orlando’s little slice of small town. Nestled into an epicenter of tourism is a place where you can enjoy what Florida has to offer in a quieter and less amusement-park oriented manner. Established in 1882, Winter Park is equipped with a rich history, tasty restaurants...Tags:
I admit, my initial excitement about going to Hawaii wasn’t due to any genuine eagerness for new cultural experiences and enrichments. Rather, the first image that popped into my mind was one of me spread across the sand, sunbathing. When my parents first suggested Hawaii in July of 2009, I...Tags:
Yogyakarta (Yogya) is a unique metropolis, filled with history, shopping, and simple culture, but the best thing about Yogyakart, Indonesia, is the people. The people in Yogya have a slow pace life, and the children are joyful. However, most families live in poverty. My family and I...Tags:
Au Revoir Ordinateur, Bonjour Bruxelles Two years ago, my father came home one May evening and informed us that he was needed at his firm’s office in Brussels and that we were all to go with him for the summer. It was a dream-come-true for my parents, but for me, the idea of spending the entire...Tags:
A stereotypical teenage girl would probably dread a vacation with her mother. Denver, Colorado, a beautiful but unassuming city, would not call out to this clichéd adolescent the way a bikini-clad trip to Cancun may. For me, however, last summer’s vacation to Denver allowed me to explore a new...Tags:
This past spring break I went on a college tour. Now before I went on the tour I was 100% sure about the collegeIi wanted to atttend. I had it set in my mind that New York was the place for me and Juilliard was the school for me. The excitement immediately set in when we left Chicago and bagan a 14...Tags:
It has been a blast for me and my family spending the summer of 2008 in China. It wasn’t the first year that we’ve been back since we have actually moved here to America from that big Asian country. In fact, we’ve gone back every single year for the past 5 years, mostly to visit our family and...Tags:
Imagine a small, picturesque island off the shores of Ohio in Lake Erie. It is small, but filled with trees and wildlife. Picture that same island filled with tourists and shady gift shops, and then fill it with cars and golf carts. Take that same island, and fill it once more with the smell of...Tags: