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  • View From Our Porch

    "I remember one morning getting up at dawn, there was such a sense of possibility. You know, that feeling? And I remember thinking to myself: So, this is the beginning of happiness. This is where it starts. And of course there will always be more. It never occurred to me it wasn't the beginning. It...

  • oaklandmurals

    Admit it, Oakland California will strike fear into the hearts of those who believe what they see on the news all the time. A theft here, a shoot-out there, it is easy to consider never coming to Oakland unless there’s a death-wish in mind. But, Oakland is not what the news likes to portray it....

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    Last summer I did community service in Costa Rica for a month. I lived in a small three room house with eighteen other people. We all slept and sheltered ourselves from the rain there, but most of our time was spent outside of the house. An average day consisted of waking up, working on a community...

  • 069

    For some, it's a place; for others, an idea. Whether tangible or not, everyone has a home, and everyone can speak proudly of its attractions and appeal to visitors. I have two. There is the home I was born with - the townhouse in a quiet suburb in California; and there is the home I discovered -...

  • Alaska

    On May 5, 2007, The Norwegian Pearl left the dock in Seattle, Washington for a seven day journey to Alaska. The Hintz family, plus an extended family member, boarded the ship and explored it to every corner. The first day was a day at sea and many things were to be seen on the boat. There was...

  • High Smiles

    With the smiling yellow parachute above my best friend, Rachel, and I; we began to lift off the boat, and as the boat got smaller we began to see the world in a different outlook.  June 5, 2010 Rachel, her stepmother, Tammy, and I got into Tammy’s bright yellow mustang and set off on the two hour...

  • african-inspired fashion

    I write here not for the traveler, one who is contented with simple pleasures, but for the true coinesseurs of fine travel. When my family launched our bi-annual trip to see our family in Nigeria, I’ll admit I expected the whole thing to be a headache-ridden ordeal of epic proportions. Little did I...

  • July28th2009_072

    This summer my schedule was dominated by early college courses and trying to save money, while enduring a crappy business internship, sponsored by my high school’s Academy of Finance. I endured it for a short 3 months. Luckily, I still managed to take a trip to Virginia with my dad to check out...

  • cwftrip

         This past summer, I earned the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. as a delegate for Citizenship Washington Focus. Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) allows 4-H members from all fifty states to tour famous Washington D.C. sights, meet with state representatives, and participate in...

  • Vegas Photo_5

    When taking into account the endless possibilities of entertainment available in Las Vegas, the thirst to fulfill previous aspirations limited by location within the tourist becomes unquenchable. Not only because of the desert terrain but because Vegas has that effect on people.  Welcome to a...

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