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My hometown, Denver, is one of the best communities a person could ask for. It is a city of varied inhabitants, and it feels like a home to each and every one of us. Part of what makes Denver so appealing is its young vibe; places and attractions are constantly being built or restructured,...Tags:
As the plane began it’s decent, the pilot announced for everyone to buckle his or her seatbelts. I peered out of the window and tried to scope out the Galapagos Islands. Though the sun was causing a huge glare making it nearly impossible to see, everyone tried to get a glance before we landed....Tags:
The plane had just landed in Sunny California, and I felt my body go numb with excitement, as it would for a child on Christmas morning. As I stepped off the plane, I could feel the heat stick to me and the smell of humidity floating through the air. Traveling through the airport was the...Tags:
My family had never gone on any kind of vacation longer than a weekend trip before. My mother decided randomly one day to take a trip that summer. She promised me that I could choose our vacation spot so she asked my opinion. Well, I knew we didn’t have any money to travel very far...Tags:
My family and I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to many places and experience different cultures and perspectives on life. On a day trip we took in the Spring of 2004 to Coba, a newly discovered ruin near the resort town of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, I realized that there was quite...Tags:
Just two years ago, I joined a summer program, Project Ascent, which sends American students to Sichuan, China, to volunteer in local communities and familiarize Chinese students with American Culture. As one of the twelve participants, our goal was to foster positive perceptions of each other’s...Tags:
Scalding fountains and multi-colored pools were only a few of the magnificent sights I was encountering. Yet the fountains weren’t man-made, and the multi-colored pools weren’t the work of any earthly artist. I was in an other-worldly place; a hot, barren moon on earth. The memories from those long...Tags:
It had been a long flight out to the Cayman Islands; however, the sight of the ocean and the prospective snorkeling trips filled my heart with excitement. I knew my family felt the same way because their traveling scowls immediately faded as soon as they caught sight of the sparkling ocean right...Tags:
When people think of New York State, several iconic places come to mind: Niagara Falls, the Big Apple, the Thousand Islands, and the Adirondacks. Many New Yorkers have visited these places, so hearing someone say Niagara Falls immediately brings back a memory of being on the Maid of the Mist...Tags:
As I'm sitting on the plane watching everyone fidget and complain, I turn to the window and my mind starts to wander. I mean I’ve been on cruises to different countries but I’ve never actually landed on foreign land. We would be staying in this foreign country where they speak a different...Tags: