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When it comes to traveling I’m always up for anything and everything. I love sight-seeing at places like the Great Wall; but I also enjoy the atypical experiences--eating rooster head and thirteen hour train rides. Regardless, I feel that my trips abroad have taught me more than I could learn in...Tags:
During the summer of 2009 I embarked on a trip, sponsored by EF Tours, exploring Southern Europe with my high schools’ German club. We visited three countries including: Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The first stop on this trip was Frankfurt, Germany. The ride to...Tags:
We thought they would all be surfers and valley girls. Instead they turned out to be really nice, much nicer than expected. It was the east coast/west coast thing, the “New Yawkers” and the Cali kids together for nine days, travelling through France. We didn’t only travel together, we also...Tags:
I would go insane if I lived in a place like this. The dirt, rocks, and sagebrush look the same mile after mile, in contrast with the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountains looming in the background of the desolate Owens Valley. My mom steers the motorhome from Highway 395 onto a dirt road. We pass an...Tags:
Traveling is a hobby for me and my family. With my East Indian background, I took advantage of my bilingual skills to ease my way through India. I love seeing the world, since most of my time is spent at home, in a suburban setting were interesting events are uncommon. I enjoy going to other...Tags:
For my sixteenth birthday, I thought of many ideas to spend the “ideal age” of a girl’s childhood. I attempted to plan something huge that I knew would be remembered by my peers. My school offered a trip to Europe: London, Paris, and Madrid. I never travelled the world before, and...Tags:
How? A word used to unlock a treasure chest of the unknown during my days as a child, a simple syllable that revealed everything I wished to discover. “How does this work?” “How are you so tall?” “How can I do that?” I was the poster-child for unbridled naivete surrounded by a world of questions...Tags:
It's the middle of a hot summer's day. Ninety-six on the ground, one hundred-fifteen on the roof. The humidity is hovering just over ninety-eight percent, as I'm told it always does in southern Louisiana throughout the sweltering summers. Our crew chief calls the roofing crew down for a much needed...Tags:
Tiny sunbeams peak through the curtains and fill my room with a dim light. Slowly, I open my eyes, hearing the waves crashing to the shore just footsteps away from my window. Another full day of sun, sand, and sea awaits me at the Dreams Resort in Cancun, Mexico.Editors Note: The Cancun Dreams...Tags:
I had always been one to fade into the background. From attending my middle school to being an ensemble member of youth theatre productions to participating in my Girl Scout troop, I was the girl one had to look for in order to notice. Therefore, my group of friends consisted of girls who I...Tags: