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  • 100_1165

    Traveling to Australia was a life-changing experience full of excitement, knowledge, and realization. When I was only 13 years old, I traveled to the Land Down Under for 17 days where I became a more mature and cultured young girl. I traveled to Australia without my family, but with fellow boys and...

    Tags: Pacific
  • IMG_1084

    On the first day of school, friends and teachers present the same question over and over: What did you do this summer?  Honestly, I’m weary of supplying the same dull response: I took a road trip to Chicago through historic Route 66 with my two sisters, future brother-in-law, uncle, and his two...

  • Taiwan-pic

    The hot Taiwan wind rushed through my hair as a train of sweat formed around my hairline. Poised in action, I glared down menacingly at my younger brother and swung my weapon. “Clunk!” The sound of two bamboo swords clashing in midair rang through the forest. “Hmm… You’re pretty good,” I nodded in...

  • sdfas

    A Third Hope.    The taxi filled with cigarette smoke came to an abrupt stop, as my eyes glazed outside to see the broken landscape. Quickly, I paid the driver with crooked rotted smile a hundred Syrian Pounds, over double the amount he would charge a normal resident, and got out. I made my way...

    Tags: Africa
  • 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...

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    “I’ve done it before, I can do it again. Easy!”  Never before in my life have I been so utterly proved wrong by my own self. The last time I hiked the eleven miles through the Grand Canyon, I had nothing but a much too heavy pack of items destined to never be used and buckets of water, later ending...

  • mexica1

    Whoosh! My ears ache and my classmate is sweating profusely but I don't care. I had been waiting five years for this flight. Waiting for a chance to leave the country with a group of people my own age, and practice my Spanish skills.   My school hosted its biannual Spanish trip, and I could finally...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • DSC_0064

    It had been twelve years since I last visited Grand Teton National Park. I barely even remember it as it was one stop on a whirlwind tour of the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and everything in between. This time, however, we were “doing it right,” a weekend of camping,...

  • DSCF3777

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  • DSC_0129_1

    When my parents told me that we were going to Beavers Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, last summer, I wasn't too excited about it. I was thinking, “What fun can you have in Oklahoma?... In Beavers Bend where there are only outdoor attractions?” Fishing, boating, and swimming in a lake...

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