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I am a seventeen year old girl and last year popularity got to my head. I was a “church-goer”, always have been, but I stopped caring. I was drunk, high, hung over, or all of the above, most, if not everyday of the week. My parents have never been strict, and have always trusted me greatly, so they...Tags:
I’m a sidekick using, computer abusing, shopping is so soothing kind of girl. So when my father asked me if I wanted to take a road trip with him down to Prairie, Alabama for a family reunion I must have been half sleep. There was no way; I mean absolutely no way, that I’d ever agree to do that....Tags:
My high school, Ursuline Academy which is an all-girl private school, offered summer travels to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. One of the places to apply for was Lima, Peru. I saw the option and immediately checked off the option. Peru has beautiful landscaping and historical buildings;...Tags:
The only city in the world spanning across two continents with a great divide, yet such unity. This paradox is within Istanbul. The city was quite different than what I had initially imagined it to be. On our way to the hotel, the sight of children playing along the seaside by the ancient city...Tags:
This summer, June to be exact, I took a trip with my grandmother to Indiana. This was no vacation, but a time to say goodbye. We were visiting my great grandmother, Wilma. This Wilma is no ordinary grandmother, but a beautiful soul that is only afraid of dying. She is 89 years old and doesn’t...Tags:
For some, it's a place; for others, an idea. Whether tangible or not, everyone has a home, and everyone can speak proudly of its attractions and appeal to visitors. I have two. There is the home I was born with - the townhouse in a quiet suburb in California; and there is the home I discovered -...Tags:
When you hear the word Italian, what do you think of? Do you think of a big, fat tan man with a bald head, waving salami in one hand and a big baguette in the other, shouting "Ravioli!"? The country of Italy, is one of the most unique places I have ever visited. My visit to Venetia, Italy last...Tags:
London, England is a place of fascinating history and beautiful sights to see. This is why every year they host a New Years Day parade through the streets leading right up to the most recognized item found in London, Big Ben. So, no wonder my entire high school marching band was excited for this...Tags:
Our family trip to Austin began with a 200 mile drive down State Highway 281. Our journey through the Texas hill country was punctuated by a series of very Texan small towns. Sadly, the severe drought had twisted July's typically green scenery to a pale yellow. Our first destination was Longhorn...Tags:
I walked on the crowded streets with my family. There were huge glittering signs covering and exposing everything in its way. The posters of slim models and great luxury goods loomed before the wide and clean streets. While walking I couldn’t help to notice the lush gardens arranged in gorgeous...Tags: