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I live in a family of six. I am the oldest of four, and have two younger sisters and a younger brother. Our family usually takes pretty amazing vacations. We have gone to Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, California, Oregon, Florida, Virginia, Canada—and yet the list still goes on. But...Tags:
Seniors Becoming Wise In the Art of Traveling Four seniors who do not stand out among their friends were able to pull off something that none of them thought would go so well. Day 1 June 27th, 2011 Destination: San Francisco, CA Time of departure: 6:30a.m Time of arrival...Tags:
The stars above me were unlike any I had seen before, first in the multitudes that existed, and second in their extraordinary gleaming brightness. It was my 17th birthday and I was lying in a sleeping bag in the northernmost part of california, Redwood National Park, on a riverbed surrounded by...Tags:
Manitou Springs; home of the Crystal Wizard, the Cotton Club, Penny Arcade, Hemp Shop, Corvette weekend, herbal tea cafÃ© from Africa, and Colorado’s Custard Company. One trip to Colorado and I had encountered these outlandish entities of the town but also climbed Red Rock, got lost with...Tags:
Two years ago, my mom’s side of the family was hit hard when her father, my grandfather, or lolo in Tagalog, passed away. In order to attend his funeral, we were required to make the long trip to the Philippines from where we were currently residing, in Hawaii. I had visited the Philippines...Tags:
I had been to Beijing before, as my family is Chinese and we try to visit our relatives every couple of summers, so on this particular trip, I had no interest in the usual tourist attractions, but was mainly curious to see how Beijing had changed since it was announced that Beijing would be hosting...Tags:
It would be the first time my mom and I would take a long distance trip together. For me it would be the first time traveling by air, for my mom the first time in a water park. Though the purpose of our two-week trip was visiting our family at my grandparents’ 50th anniversary, the memorable...Tags:
On the north shore of Lake Erie lies a little beach town named Crystal Beach. To most, who know Crystal Beach, the first thing they think of is the amusement park. They picture the Comet, creaking along the old wooden track. They hear the cries of excitement from Laff in the Dark and shouts of “...Tags:
It’s a balmy April evening during Holy Week. The Madrid streets are alive with a language I can only minimally keep up with, but I’m sitting with my classmates, fellow English-speakers, eating Häagen-Dazs for the first of what will be many, many times during my ten-day excursion to Spain. The ice...Tags:
Standing on the ledge, I glance down at the ocean looming beneath me. “Alright, here we go, Kimberly.” says a man’s voice. I’m so petrified I can barely force the words from my mouth. “Can I have a second?” I manage to utter. “No, the wind is bad today. You have to go right now! Alright, on...Tags: