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Taliesin, Welsh for 'Shining Brow' is the name that was bestowed upon Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona complex. Famed for his architecture all over America, Wright came to an area outside of Phoenix to build his next masterpiece. Not wanting to disturb the natural beauty around him, he built...Tags:
New Orleans is one of the most cultural and diverse cities of the South, attracting thousands of people every year for its flashy signs and colors along the traditional tourist corners of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. But past the neon lights and garish décor lies the...Tags:
"All aboard!" Climbing the ramp toward the ship, I lugged along a large suitcase, packed tight with every vacation necessity: sunscreen, swimsuits, and sandals. I had it all! Yet, I didn’t know what was to come of my first experience among the Caribbean waves. Of course, the following week I came...Tags:
During the summer, I discovered a lot about my father's homeland of Nicaragua. As a teen, my father and his family barely escaped the Sandinista Rebels, sadly leaving everything familiar behind, including friends and family. Hoping someday to return to his heritage he persuaded us to vacation...Tags:
Every summer my family and I take a plane to Denver, Colorado and drive three hours through the bare country in order to reach our destination to a small, barren town of Kimball, Nebraska. Many people do not understand why my family would visit a place where there is "nothing to do" since it is...Tags:
I’m in love with two New York’s.There’s New York City, where everything seems bigger, bolder, tastier and more alive. When I look out a window in NYC, it feels like life is moving by at the speed of light. And when I lie in bed, the rhythms of the city lull me to sleep. A siren here and a taxi horn...Tags:
We are going to Hawaii!! The surf, the sun, the shopping, the lights and sounds of Waikiki were all awaiting me. And yet, there was more. There was a side of Hawaii that held some history, hard work, sadness and triumph. This was the story of life on a sugar cane plantation. The life of immigrants...Tags:
/*-->*/ Blame my parents. My Amazon fascination started when I was young, with Animal Planet and Discover Channel. My favorites were Steve Irwin and Jeff Corwin- I loved watching them trek to the wildest places on earth, and it inspired me to travel myself. For me, the must-see...Tags:
I sped along, imagining myself as a glamorous young woman with sun-kissed skin and long flowing hair skimmed effortlessly across the crystalline blue ocean. I raced faster, and faster, my board no longer even touching the water! I was flying! I grasped the heavy boom, preparing to swing the sail...Tags:
A couple years ago, my father asked my mother if he could take me to Mexico to see my grandmother, whom I last saw when I was two years old. During the minute it took her to make up her mind, I sent her every type of ‘negative’ subliminal message imaginable. I was not successful and the next week...Tags: