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Nigel no Monogatari (The Story of Nigel) On the humid evening of August 20, 2007, Paul Knieser drove a minivan while his five children rode in the back seats. He drove slowly searching and praying for a gravelly gray opening between two painted lines: a parking spot in Walt Disney World, Florida...Tags:
The moments I spent in Alaska are some to always be told but not always understood. I was emerged in an environment that brings out the beauty in the world. From mountain top to mountain top white snow lay refusing to melt under the eyes of the sun. The sun never left. From the moment I opened my...Tags:
My voice was dry and my palms were sweating. What had I gotten myself into? Or rather, what had my mother gotten me into? For it was she who had signed me up for a program at Ohio University called Go International! According to the pamphlet, it was an experience of a lifetime in which American...Tags:
“Quickly!” “Faster!” “I needed that document twenty minutes ago!” “Silly child, what is taking you so long?!” These quotes are commonly found in every single house or office building in America making people worried, confused, and disorganized. In the world of fast paced people and no areas with...Tags:
I wake up to the rich, reedy sound of an accordion-not something you would normally hear in the streets of America, but then, I’m not in America.I’m in the home of my Aunt Lidia and Uncle Leonardo in Novara, the capital city of the province of Novara in the Piedmont region of Italy. As I hear the...Tags:
Traveling is always fun. You learn a lot about different people, cultures and places. The best traveling experience I’ve had is when I went too Lithonia, Georgia for a program called Camp Exposure, in the summer of 7th grade. The main thing I remember it was scorching hot! I went on a tour...Tags:
The summer after my freshman year, I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, home to many, but not to me, not anymore. Seventeen years ago I had been adopted from Seoul, and brought to America, into the arms of a loving family that I now call my own. Full of traveling, volunteering, learning, and...Tags:
About a year and a half ago I traveled with my school to China. We started our journey on April 16th, 2008. I was leaving my friends and family for 16 days. It all started our with a 14 hour plane ride to Hong Kong, China. I knew that what felt like a dream, was really the reality...Tags:
In June of 2009, my parents and I boarded a plane destined for Provodinciales, Turks & Caicos. Anixous to get out of the country, as I had only traveled to the Bahamas once before, the three hour plane ride went by surprisingly fast. Never had I seen such beautiful sights from the window of an...Tags:
- My family's weekend trip to Barcelona, Spain during the summer entering my senior year of high school
I flew in to Reus, Spain from Frankfurt Hahn, Germany. My sister and I are staying in Germany to visit our dad, who is stationed in the Army, but we took a side trip to Barcelona and flew in ahead. We reached the city around noon after a two-hour bus ride and were immediately confused. The metro...Tags: