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I currently live in Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is a great community that has so much to offer anyone from musicians, historians or just someone who wants to enjoy a beautiful weekend in a quaint small town atmosphere. One of the first things I would show a tourists coming to Franklin would...Tags:
On June 30, 2011, at 3:00 P.M., at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, I boarded the China Airlines airplane alone. I was ready to embark on an adventure to Taiwan, ready to teach English as volunteer teacher as part of the AID Summer teaching program. I landed in Taipei, Taiwan to see my...Tags:
The car barely touched me, the driver obviously having no regard for pedestrians that attempted to cross the street. To him, arriving at his destination was far more important than the safety of those outside the car. Most New Yorkers were impatient in this way, including me. I grew up in the Bronx...Tags:
Near the end of my sixth week in Japan, my host sister, Yu Miamori, and I were at a photo booth in a Tokyo mall. We took several pictures together and as we were decorating them she wrote "sisters" in Japanese on one photo. The then asked me, "How do I spell "sisters" in English?" I don't have a...Tags:
My most moving travel experience so far has been my 2007 visit to Guangzhou, China, where I had a reunion with my mother Nilofar and my brother Zain. Before that I had not seen them for four years, more than a quarter of my life at the time. I had to content myself with talking to them over the...Tags:
The drive to Tennessee from my home in Texas was a scenic one as we travelled through the piney woods. It was a late summer trip and a final getaway for my family before my sophomore year in high school began. By the time we drove into Nashville we were hungry so we decided to park...Tags:
July 13, 2010 and my trip begins. I awake at 2:00 a.m. for the road trip of a lifetime. My family and I hit the road for Raleigh, N.C. where I will meet up with my USA team for 3 days of intense training before flying over to Sweden. The early morning hours do not let me see much of the countryside...Tags:
“Chum reap sour” (Hello), all the smiling faces repeated over and over again as they bowed their heads with their hands clasped together as if in prayer, the traditional style of greeting in Cambodia. The children watched expectantly as 29 American students and their 8 adult chaperones...Tags:
Greenville, South Carolina has many marvelous reasons as to why someone would want to travel here. For starters, Greenville has an excellent downtown. The downtown area has many shops that are all walking distance to each other. Many of the boutiques are only found in Greenville and some even...Tags:
Most high school girls are only able to endure classes the week before spring break with the purchase of bright bikinis and visions of sunny Mexico beaches just a few days away. This year, I, on the other hand, found myself eagerly shopping the rack of drab-colored peacoats at Nordstrom and...Tags: