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The flash of a camera, the screaming of fans, that moment when you know you’re alone in front of millions of people and cameras…Needless to say, the lives of celebrities are hectic ones, but many of us wish we could take a walk in their shoes, and for a short while, I did. In October of 2006, I,...Tags:
My first real steps outside of the United States landed on the dusty street outside of the Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport located in the bustling city of India’s capital, Mumbai. I had just spent over 12 exhausting hours flying from Singapore to Mumbai. But as the unique scent of India...Tags:
Ever feel like you’ve maybe spent too much time in the city? The constant rush can really wear down on a person. Well, I have found a place for you, fellow city-dweller. Minocqua, Wisconsin is the perfect escape for one settle down in for a week or two of vacation. I’ve been to many places where...Tags:
The best trip that I have have gone on so far, was my trip, with my friend Shelby, to Florida. I knew that I would have to be prepared, for we were going to drive down there, and it would take about eighteen hours. The day before we set off, my mom bought me tons of stuff to do; it's always good to...Tags:
It was a hot summer afternoon a few years back, along the southern borders of Pakistan. The air was humid and overlade with a homely scent of pollution and samosas. Everywhere there were sounds of people shouting, taxis rumbling, and vendors selling things at the local bazaar. The day was not...Tags:
The summer of 2008 changed my life. I told my parents I was ready for this trip, but nothing could have prepared me properly for what I encountered in Israel. I experienced my religion and heritage; I loved every minute, even the disturbing events. The B’nai B’rith Youth Organization’s “...Tags:
My family and I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to many places and experience different cultures and perspectives on life. On a day trip we took in the Spring of 2004 to Coba, a newly discovered ruin near the resort town of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, I realized that there was quite...Tags:
From July 8th-14th, I spent a week away in New York City for a summer fashion program at LIM college (www.limcollege.edu). It was my first week away on my own and it taught me a tremendous amount about living on my own. I’ve always been interested in fashion and was excited to learn more about...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:
In early July, while most U.S. teenagers were working on their tans or preparing for massive 4th of July hot-dog consumption, I boarded a plane to South Africa with three 500-pound suitcases full of books. My destination: Mfuleni Township just outside of Cape Town. My goal: to start a library...Tags: