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It was last year, during the summer of July 2010, my parents decided to lay out the blueprint to our vacation. Man, I'm thinking to myself we can never get away from our daily hustles and jobs during any summer, but their hints to this new summer would be different. To my suprise my parents saved...Tags:
Through my eyes luxury was defined as expensive cars, five star restaurants, and high class living. But through theirs it was clean running water, a safe home, and enough food for the day. When I first saw this community, I was shocked, I had no idea people could really live like this. Worn...Tags:
I was frozen in terror; my mother wanted to poke it. A spider. Big as a saucer, and furry too, it sat placidly in the corner of our bathroom ceiling, unaware of the heart palpitations it was causing me. Before it was time to return home though this encounter would seem a distant...Tags:
On Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 my family and I took a 3-day vacation to Atlantic City in New Jersey. We also visited New Jersey to go to a rally with UAW (United Auto Workers). We went for the rally to stand up for all the casino workers, that worked in Bally's and Caesar's, that were being treated...Tags:
Rugby allows the students from South Africa’s Zisukanyo Secondary School and American International School to interact in an experience that would under any other circumstance have never occurred. “We are in a disadvantaged school,” Ms. Sotashe solemnly declares to her Business Studies class at...Tags:
When it comes to our annual family trip from Texas to Colorado, my dad doesn't believe in modern technology. No Ipods, no airplanes. No TV in the car. Cell phone for emergencies only. I'm surprised we actually even use an automobile, given that I'm sure somewhere 'round these here parts we could...Tags:
So I’m walking down the hall or buying a sandwich or searching for my keys, and suddenly a person I haven’t seen in over a year is standing in front of me. Like a mind reader, I already know the question they’re about to ask. I see it forming on their lips as their expression stays vacant, like...Tags:
Since I was a little girl, I have been blessed with a family that loves to travel. As a family we have traveled to places such as Arizona, Canada, Maine, and California. As a New Jersey resident for my whole life, these were very unique opportunities. However, it wasn’t until this past March, that...Tags:
Rockville, Maryland seems too quiet for a vacation spot. Historic landmarks dating from the 1800s are on the same street as the suburban homes and the glass-tiled buildings of companies, and there are no beaches that make Florida and California hotspots. So, just what does Rockville have in store...Tags:
As a child, I was taught in the ways of the Mormon people. I was taught to be obedient, altruistic, benevolent, kind and humble. I was an easy child to care for, but as time went on, my parents and also my friends noticed a change in me. I started doing drugs, got into fights and became very...Tags: