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As the truck lumbered up the unpaved mountain road, I immediately regretted devouring those seven chicken wings the night before. Driving on Dominican mountain roads feels like driving on top of a tsunami. I was traveling on an immersion trip in the Dominican Republic with nine other girls from my...Tags:
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “traveling is a fool’s paradise” and that “our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.” While indifference suggests an absence of spirit and a sort of state of mediocrity, it directly contradicts what it means to travel and, no offense to Mr....Tags:
Every two years, my family would save up enough money to travel back to our roots: Hong Kong. In the August of 2009, I returned back to my homeland. It was different this time around compared to the last few times I visited; the ambience was something i had never experienced before and the culture...Tags:
Many others may find it boring and time-consuming to see someone try to hit a small white ball being thrown at him at 90+ MPH. I don’t. Since 1996, when the Yankees won the World Series, baseball has pretty much been in my blood. I remember staying up past 2 AM to watch the celebrations on TV (...Tags:
The white fairyland caught my gaze. I loved the boundless hills that swept over the pure countryside and the charming houses that were encased in a white frost. The majestic cathedrals, adorned with marvelous, angelic paintings and jeweled relics took my breath away. So captivated was I by the...Tags:
I have recently discovered that sometimes in life it is the little detours rather than the big trips that tend to make all the biggest differences. Over this past summer I took one such detour that has put my life on a whole new course. In July of 2007 my family decided to take a vacation. Wow!...Tags:
The summer of 2011, I traveled to Peru in South America. The morning of the departure, it was hot and humid and yet I was headed to Lima, Peru on the first day. I had three things on my mind: whether I would arrive on time, how to adjust to the culture, and how to handle myself being without my...Tags:
January 2, 2010. The hardest trip I ever had to take. The trip was to my hometown Poughkeepsie NY. I never had been so scared to go in my life. I used to love going to NY to see my family, but this time it was different. I was missing one family member. The key to our family, the apple of my eye...Tags:
Three years ago, my parents brought me to Smuggler's Notch, Vermont. On the nine hour drive up there, my family and I discussed the activities we wanted to do off of Smugg's property -- canoeing, horse-back riding, Alpine Slide, etc. We checked in to the resort, my parents had to persuade me to...Tags:
There are many things that could make an outsider feel comfortable in Ashland, Wisconsin. Ashland combines the nature of the area with wonderful restaurants and local art appreciation. Ashland features an abundance of nature. Many events highlight or revolve around the natural beauty of this...Tags: