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  • DSC04236

    Unquestionably, in the past three years I have overcome obstacle in my life.I was born and raised in Benin, Africa by two lovely parents. At the age of four my father had a job opportunity in the USA. I loved my family to much for us not to separate. But as it says in a proverb, a human doesn’t...

  • IMG_5587

              I just returned this past week from a vacation with my family to South Dakota. The soul reason for this trip was to visit family members. It is not the difficulty of getting to the destination that is memorable to me, but rather one of the days I was in South Dakota that I will never...

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      For years, I wanted to travel to Europe and play my French horn. So last year, when my band director invited me to travel with the Arizona Ambassadors of Music to seven countries over sixteen days, I was ecstatic. After pleading with my parents, they decided to let me go. The trip started with...

    Tags: Europe
  • DSCN0481

    I blink my eyes groggily, as my eyes focus on the white ceiling above me. Next to me, I can hear my brother softly breathing as my mom and dad tiptoe around the room, pulling together our necessities for the day’s tour. Yawning, I stretch, before finally sitting upright in my bed. Blinking to rid...

  • new_year

    After spending our Christmas at home, three days later my sister and I were invited to travel back east by our aunt and uncle in Columbia, Maryland. Having lived in sunny, southern California for most of our lives, traveling in late December to the east coast was an abrupt change. Since this was...

  • juniors

    I knew what Mexico looked like. It was beautiful, rich with culture, and flowing with a language that made the soul dance. I also knew that a fun time could be developed by everyday accessories. I knew this because Mexico use to be my home. At Bourgade Catholic high school, annual trips to Mexico...

  • big_ben

    In July 2010, my family and I embarked on Trafalgar’s European Traveller tour encompassing four countries: England, France, Switzerland, and Italy. This tour exceeded my wildest expectations. In addition to visiting the promised tourist attractions in each country, my family made the time to mingle...

  • Fall_Creek_Falls

    The best times in anyone’s life can occur when they least expect it. In the midst of what I thought was the worst experience in the summer of 2009, I found a new perspective of life and re-evaluated my definition of beauty. My trip to Fall Creek Falls, with my Governor’s School Class was mind...

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  • Angel_Island_trail

    My family and I, from New York City, were visiting my relatives in San Francisco, California this summer. On a weekend we visited Angel Island with my cousin and my grandma. We took a ferry from the Blue and Gold Fleet (http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/) to this “Ellis Island of the West,” which is...

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