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  • DSC02408

    I remember running into the entrance of the Kaiser Hospital on the night of October 2nd. A security guard stopped me half way up the stairs. I turned around, not knowing what to do until my uncle walked in and told her our situation. We ran to the elevator and went up to the 3rd floor. We got off...

  • 100_1214

    In the summer of 2007 my family and I went on a fabulous trip to San Diego. While we were in San Diego, we had what some might call a very “wild” trip. My dad’s friend, Mike, suggested that instead of visiting the San Diego Zoo, we should go to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, which is only a forty...

  • shooting

    I was a month from turning 18 when I stuffed myself, my iPod, my book, and my suitcase in the backseat of my parents' car for a weeklong visit to my aunt and uncle in Rifle, Colorado.  This was no "two hour tour", as my mother insists that driving is cheaper than flying, and that one can only...

  • bridge

    This city is widely known throughout the world for its unfathomable versatility. On one side of town you will find a calm and serene bay and on the other side, a bustling city. There are many unique sights to see such as the curviest street in the world, one of the most famous suspension bridges,...

  • trip to old pasadena, crepestudio_3

    I sat down on the cold stone bench of the train station and glanced up at Alejandra’s shifting eyes when she chimed “Well, this is scary…just kidding,” she laughed. The funny thing was, she wasn’t kidding but I reassured “It’s only a two hour trip to Old Pasadena, we can’t mess that up”, I was...

  • Picnik_collage_baptizims

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    Tags: Asia
  • Me, Standing Outside the Gates of the Royal Palace. Taken in Morocco.

    Everyday, an estimated 400,000 pick pocketing incidents occur around the world. In any given city, this means there are thousands of pickpockets, and my father was convinced that every single one had him squarely in their sights. In the months leading up to our trip to Morocco, he questioned...

  • lasvegasstrip

    When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, the first thought that comes to mind is gambling, right? Well, that is partially true of this city of lights, but there is a much bigger Las Vegas I visited over the summer months and had an awesome time as a teenager! I felt like I went around the world in just...

  • Julia_Hamilton--Beach

    My Royal Jordanian Airlines flight had landed a couple of weeks earlier in Amman, Jordan.  I was thrilled to begin the program I was enrolled in, Journey to Jordan, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth.  I was so proud that...

    Tags: Africa
  • NYLC_026

       In April of 2008, I took a vacation to Washington, D.C. for the National Young Leaders Conference. I was extremely nervous about my first flight, excited about spending a week with new people, and apprehensive because I was afraid I wouldn't enjoy myself. The week's events were based around...

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