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When I was little, my favorite book in the whole world was The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke. The book was about a group of runaway children who lived in Venice, Italy by themselves, and were lead by a boy named the Thief Lord, who stole things from rich people so that the children could sell them...Tags:
In November 2006, my mom’s whole side of the family went on a week long cruise. We traveled on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas and visited the islands of Labadee, Haiti; Ochos Rios, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico. There were 12 of us, including my mom’s parents, their three...Tags:
As I start to open the door, bang! I end up hitting another door. I thought to myself “what has she gotten us into?” Two adults, two teenagers, and a dog cramped in a small motel room for the weekend. This is how my trip to Tahoe started, pretty good so far right? Ha, not really! My family and...Tags:
For nearly a year and a half I had dreamt of towering cathedrals, colorful canals, murals that spanned not just one wall but three, a little blue house, and pyramids. More than anything, the pyramids. I dreamt of Mexico City. A strange dream on most accounts, for anyone who reads the...Tags:
Three days in Cambodia... That was all it took for the world to change my entire perspective on the world. Three days, and I was never again able to understand how we could categorize Americans as “impoverished.” Three days, and I saw a world I never knew existed, a world I thought we left behind...Tags:
West Virginia is a small state in the Appalachian Mountains that is often overlooked when planning family vacations, but what people do not realize is that we have a beautiful state with activities the whole family can enjoy. Many people do not even know our state is here. You would not...Tags:
On July 9th through July 13th, I had the privilege to go to Lake Powell, Utah. I have been to many lakes before, including the Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake, but none compare to the amazing scenery of Lake Powell. The heart of Lake Powell is in Utah, but it stretches as far as Arizona...Tags:
Taking a vacation to the South Pacific was a new, unexplored experience for me. Growing up in small town Nebraska I have never experienced even seeing the ocean. So when the opportunity to take a school trip to Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji presented itself, I accepted the challenge....Tags:
August 30th2007: It’s early, 5 a.m. early but it’s okay because we’re heading to the wonderful World of Disney. We drive straight to General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee and board the plane. I hate flying but it only takes two hours so I survive. We drive straight to the luxurious Sheraton Villa...Tags:
First off, I live in an urbanized area in central Pomona. A lot of people who live closely, and/or hear upon news stories that Pomona may be a dangerous/unhealthy place to visit; but I disagree. I have lived in Pomona for the past 10+ years, and I have an entirely different perspective on the...Tags: