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I have always been captivated by stories of people who, when traveling abroad, became consumed by a “larger than life” feeling – the powerful sensation that there is something bigger out there than the mundane hum of a small New Jersey town. “Beware of the bug,” I was told prior to...Tags:
Last summer, when I went on a family trip, was the BEST summer of my entire life. The memory of that special vacation is forever imprinted into my memory… and I smile to myself as I sweetly reveal my story to you. When my parents first told me that we were going on a family vacation I just—...Tags:
On December 27th 1994 I was born in Dar Es salaam,Tanzania but within a couple months I moved to the United States of America. It was until the summer of 2010 that I returned back to Tanzania; unfamiliar of the environment,social life and structure of the country. I lived my whole life in...Tags:
In my eighth grade year, my class went camping in a place in Occidental, California. It was called the CYO Camp; CYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization. This was my first time going to a camp, sleeping somewhere away from my home. The camp took four days. I thought four days would be long, but...Tags:
I bet you can’t guess what I got for my eighteenth birthday present? Well, I do not want to keep you guessing so I will just tell you. My aunt gave me my very own trip to Europe for my birthday. I even got to pick the locations, which ended up being Paris, Milan, Florence, and Rome. I can’t...Tags:
Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.” Just like the trip to Dubai I went on with my family, it was extremely pleasing. At first I thought it was going to be awfully boring and will have nothing to do. But I had my younger siblings with...Tags:
After we settled into the apartment my grandparents have lived in for years, I was presented with something I had sincerely missed: authentic South-Indian cuisine. Living in the United States and being surrounded by deep-friend, breaded foods has left me dying for spice and flavor. My grandmother’s...Tags:
As I crossed the Canadian border 30,000 ft above the soil, all the old memories of my life came flooding back in. Moving from Alberta, Canada to Birmingham, Alabama four years ago was the most life changing experience of my life, but now, as I crossed back across the border to visit again I knew...Tags:
Who would have thought that four large backpacks, two canoes, five paddles, and a map could make up the best vacation I have ever taken. I have been to Australia, Spain, and driven across the states and none of them compare to the experience I had in the Boundary Water Canoe Area...Tags:
In the summer of 2009, I joined my father and brother on a road trip across the country. The trip began on May 31, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia and for eight days we were on the road toward our destination -- Seattle, Washington. The whole significance of the trip was that my dad was asked by his...Tags: