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In hindsight, Rome probably would have killed us. Our week in Tuscany was to be strictly rural, as mandated by my outdoorsy mother. Although she had waxed poetic about the narrow country roads described in her ladies’ book club favorite “Under the Tuscan Sun”, she was a lot less enthusiastic...Tags:
Recently my friend and I took a trip to Chincoteague and Assateague islands. Assateague is a small island in the Atlantic Ocean and Chincoteague lies between Assateague and Virginia. We entered Chincoteague across a small bridge and were greeted by a charming little town. There were rows of shops...Tags:
All through my life, I have had a passion to travel. I have been very fortunate to travel to many parts of the United States, and beyond. Through my travels, I have dealt with flight delays and cancelations, damaged baggage, family conflicts, and car problems. These ups and downs have shaped my...Tags:
In the summer of 2007, at the age fourteen I took a plane flight to Europe. I stayed there during the month of July from the 11th to the 30th. This trip was the first time I stepped foot on a plane. I was so excited, had no fear at all. From Dallas, Washington D.C. to London, England the flight was...Tags:
The clacking of castanets fills my ears with a rhythmic beat. "¡Arriba, OlÃ©!" echoes throughout the restaurant. Stomp, stomp, clack, clack. This repetitive beat drones on and on. A colorful whirlwind spins in front of me; a skirt that deceptively looks miles wide swallows the flamenco dancer as...Tags:
Growing up in the metro-Detroit area has not made me a stranger to big cities. Frequent trips to the cultured areas of downtown Detroit, annual trips to Pittsburgh, and vacations in Chicago gave me the impression that I knew all the feature of an urban environment. However, this impression was...Tags:
As I walked out of the border building, Macau’s sea breeze gently kissed my left cheek before flowing across my face like a river and catapulting off of my right cheek. Even though it was the middle of June, the weather was pleasant because the humid air blended with the scorching sunlight,...Tags:
The story of this vacation started as the plane wheels left the runway, but the journey to Oregon truly began the moment Mt. Hood decorated the plane windows with snow-covered mountaintops. Here there are wonders that tower far above the reign of skyscrapers; here the pulse of the ocean out-roars...Tags:
Taking a step toward the edge, a cold rush of wind blew my hair around my face as I gazed down the mountain, overlooking the small towns and the rivers. I was seeing a new world. With a quick catch of breath, I had the most life changing revelation of how big the world was, and how small I was...Tags:
“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are” Samuel Johnson. Growing up one is shown many different perceptions of the world around them. From fairytale stories to the movies shown on the television, one is able...Tags: