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My trip to Europe was one I will never forget. The Spanish Club decided to go to Europe the upcoming spring break. My twelve classmates and I were thrilled about traveling oversees with our two advisors. Despite the immense cost, all the students quickly signed up. Through extensive planning and...Tags:
After a while, driving in a crowded mini-van with a broken air conditioner and bickering siblings can really get to your head. Sweat beads on your scalp, your upper lip, your whole being. You try to find enjoyment in the scenery outside but nothing lives up to your expectations. Florida is...Tags:
From where I was sitting, I hazily noticed that something had changed in that blurry, loud, and occasionally uncomfortable world beyond the screens of my ipod and laptop. Replacing the ever-stretching blue, a mass of dusty brown seemed to be below the plane. I shifted in my seat, turning to...Tags:
This past summer my family and I decided to get away from town and vacation to Cabo San Lucas located at the tip of Baja California. When I arrived I expected it to be like any other happening vacation getaway. It was don’t get me wrong, but there were many other sides associated with it...Tags:
When we arrived at the secluded, run-down looking beach house, it was just about the opposite of paradise. The cracked and peeling chalk white paint, the jungle of palm trees and overgrown greenery surrounding the perimeter, and the mold that encrusted all the windows. This was to be our luxurious...Tags:
When we stepped out of the Las Americas International Airport, my dad obtained our rental car- a “Fiat”- and my family drove into the capital, Santo Domingo, to begin our Dominican Republic vacation. We checked into the Hotel Intercontinental. There was a pool area overlooking the city- so...Tags:
Driving past Rice Park on a winter evening is one of the most inviting sights you could ever see. The trees are festooned with magical twinkling lights that illuminate ice sculptures on the ground below. Laughter and music float through the air, and draws our eyes to the ice rink across the...Tags:
As I took my first few steps back on American territory, my eyes filled with tears of joy and my nose filled with the familiar smell of the freshly mopped airport floor. Within those few seconds, I had been overwhelmed by the immediate feeling of comfort that took over my body. This wave of...Tags:
Upon seeing the bright orange Puerto Rican sun rise slowly over the Cordillera Central, my body and mind become almost instantly revitalized. The warm breath of fresh air, the sweet smell of lemons and espresso with steamed milk, and the distant sound of a mariachi performing for the bustling...Tags:
Last summer my family and I went to Hearst’s Castle. While there I not only saw animals such as Zebras living wild on the grounds but I saw amazing pieces of architecture which William Hearst had played to construct. It was an amazing trip due to all the things I not only saw at the castle and the...Tags: