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I’ve been traveling since I was a baby. My mom works for the airlines and my dad just loves to fly, so I’ve been a very lucky gal. Too bad, they like to travel differently. It was probably the summer of 2007 when my dad decided to go back to Malaysia, my step-mom’s hometown. It’s...Tags:
Over the summers of 2009 and 2010, I traveled across the United States of America to play cymbals in a professional drum and bugle corps. During those months, I learned a ten minute musical performance that demanded every ounce of physical and mental strength to perform. Over the summer,...Tags:
The sound of screaming fans was the only thing that could be heard as my mother and I looked on, confused as to why there were thousands of boisterous Madrilenos crowded outside Bernabeu Stadium. “Maybe there’s a game?” she asked me with a questioning look. “Mom”, I answered...Tags:
I took a deep breath, filling my lungs with the clean foreign air a thousand miles away from everything I’d ever known. I looked out into the peaceful night, my eyes traveling over the tops of Parisian townhouses and the lit Eiffel Tower, illuminating the streets below. My mind soared out over...Tags:
Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places. Arizona,...Tags:
June 13, 2012 We darted into the banal Queensborough Plaza S ubway station today, a block away from our Comfort Inn Hotel, and I was not impressed. For New York City, it appeared rather tame and unoccupied to me. We did not even have to wait in line to buy the four yellow metro card tickets for...Tags:
When you can wake up on a piece-of-junk cot on a beach with a beetle the size of your palm crawling up your arm and do nothing but scrunch your nose, shake it off and roll back over and sleep again - that's when you know you've had a long day. That moment when you realize you just "showered" in the...Tags:
You know something is wrong when your mother is clinging to your hand so tightly, your hand looks as white as a ghost. The trip so far had been fantastic. We’d been here before many times; my first time I was still in my mother’s womb. Yet everything had changed drastically when the car...Tags:
“Two peas in a pod” is usually used to describe two people who are so much alike that they get along so well. Although my half brother and I were not raised in the same household, I realized we had much in common when I visited him in Seattle, Washington in August 2008. Being that I live in Miami...Tags:
Family trips can be an adventure you never quite expect. When you fill a house and a guest house with seven siblings and their immediate families, you lose privacy and silence; however, I wouldn't trade in any amount of alone time for this family time. My family has owned a lake house on...Tags: