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Warm white sand covered my feet as I looked out into the turquoise water of the Caribbean. The Seven Mile Beach of the Grand Cayman Island was just one of the many places my family and I went to during the summer of 2011. This would be our second time to go on a cruise; our first was a “cruise...Tags:
If you tremble at the sight of the world’s largest rodents, shudder at the thought tackling the metric system, or faint at the sight of “men-who-shouldn’t-be-wearing-Speedos” wearing Speedos -- Rio de Janeiro probably isn’t for you. But if you want an entirely new cultural experience -- unique...Tags:
Yearning to visit a small, personable town that could be described as a piece of history left in urban America? Hampstead, Maryland is your place! Now, by "piece of history", I mean in no way that Hampstead is a historical place. It is simply a refreshingly quaint town full of friendly...Tags:
California Dreaming ! That’s what I expected when I decided I would spend an entire year as an exchange student in the USA. I had prepared myself with tons of books and movies on the topic. I even saved up $1000 so the exchange organization “TravelWorks” would guarantee me a placement somewhere in...Tags:
Seeing the palm trees as I step out of the airport makes it finally hit home. I am finally in glorious Florida! The trip we have been planning for eight months is finally happening. We are on our way to the All-Star Music Resort where we will be staying. The first stop on our exciting trip is...Tags:
My trip to China was amazing. I miss China even more now than I did the day I had to leave. I was able to visit 6 different cities, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou. Shanghai was amazing! Shanghai is the most technologically advanced city in China. I cannot describe how...Tags:
When I was a small girl my mother would tell me stories of when she grew up in her country. She would tell me of colorful parrots and how they would sing to her while bathing. She'd describe the fruit as if they were edible jewels on treacherous trees. Her stories of swimming in warm beaches full...Tags:
Who doesn’t love a good family vacation? Especially if the vacation takes you to another country! My family decided to spend our 2007 Christmas… IN MEXICO! Well, kind of. My grandparents own a house in Arizona, but Mexico is only forty-five minutes away. Our 2007 vacation was...Tags:
Ever since I started taking Spanish in sixth grade, I had wanted to go to Puerto Rico. I had seen beautiful pictures in my textbooks and heard stories from people who had been there. So, when the time came for me to help pick my family's next vacation spot, I immediately brought up Puerto Rico. In...Tags:
Whenever I am fortunate enough to have the time to look back on all the vacations I've ever been on, it's my trip to San Francisco in the summer of 2009 that I recall the most. I vividly remember the delight and wonder I had in anticipation of making the trip; I could feel that this vacation...Tags: