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Life is a journey we all must venture upon. There are many obstacles, enjoyments, and opportunities along our paths. When given opportunities we must seize them and try to learn and absorb as much as possible. When I was given the opportunity to travel to Spain, I took it. When I took that...Tags:
Haiti, hidden away on the other side of the Dominican Republic, is a tiny country no bigger than the state of Maryland. Rarely heard of or seen on the news, this little island sits only 800 miles from Florida, and the richest country in the world; yet it remains one of the poorest countries in the...Tags:
I stood on the hexagonal-tiles of the Eisenhower Avenue Metro stop, glancing at the sky, waiting for the train to speed by. On both sides of the track were covered walkways, but the sky opened up directly above the track. The grand George Washington National Masonic Memorial loomed in...Tags:
My educational journey began on July 6th of this year. My parents and I traveled from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the small town of Bluff City, Tennessee. My goal was to graduate from the Paintball Training Institute after ten days of rigorous training, learning to repair and service paintball...Tags:
Currently, Mexico is infamous for its various drug cartels and rebel intrusions, rather than its exotic and sensational landscape. But fortunately, my parents where willing to take the chance to disregard all the cautionary advice from the news media and family members and set our summer...Tags:
I am Alex Porter from Eureka, Nevada. I am now seventeen and a well traveled youth. I’m presently more confident and wish to travel more, thanks to two trips that changed my life; the Oddfellows and Rebekahs United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth and the NRA’s Youth Education Summit...Tags:
In mid-June my family traveled to Tennessee, to vist Civl War and railroad related sites. It was on this trip, that I discovered our nation's serious need for historical presevation. One of our first stops was Wartrace. Here I needed to pick up a few things for my Civil War living history...Tags:
Kla Ha Ya! This historical phrase is a term that has been passed down from generation to generation in the rustic, beautiful city of Snohomish. Kla Ha Ya means “welcome” and can be found throughout Snohomish; be it on house windows, river signs, park benches, or simply in the spirit of the...Tags:
Imagine a place that is so magical, possibilities seem endless, the sky tells a gripping tale and there is such a calm over you that you think nothing bad will happen. Life is good. What if I told you this place was roughly three hours from your home? It can’t exist can it you ask, but you are...Tags:
The Civil War was a time of great destruction and many lives were lost. Thousands upon thousands gave their lives to their particular causes and in the end gave their due to the war between the states. So what does this have to do with a 14- year old kid from Texas? Well, here's the thing and this...Tags: