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In October of 2006, my family and I went to Washington D.C. to attend my cousin’s wedding. My brother and I were actually part of the wedding party. I was excited about going; I would miss school and be able to ride in an airplane, neither of which I do often. I did not know then that this trip...Tags:
When my dad told us that he was going to take us on a cruise through the Mexican Riviera my entire family leapt with joy. I was especially excited because I was just getting over a bad case of unrequited love, and a cruise seemed like the perfect way to get my mind off of my broken heart. After...Tags:
Guatemala: colorful, natural, exotic, historical, sunny, tropical, beautiful. I am from Guatemala. Guatemala: dilapidated, wretched, destitute, rundown, decaying, broken. I am from Guatemala. I never wanted to be from Guatemala. I was an American; a full-blooded born and raised Jersey...Tags:
We’d been in Chile for five days and I was really missing communicating with ease. Negotiating the language barrier was exhausting and I was sure I was beginning to lose my mind. As our neon yellow bus pulled up to the school, it was clear that the people riding in the monstrosity were not locals....Tags:
My brother and I took advantage of our dual citizenship to visit my mother’s family in Trinidad and Tobago. Beginning our journey in April we travelled all day before finally reaching the island. We don’t see my relatives from Tobago a lot, so spending time with family there became top priority...Tags:
New Orleans or BustIt was the weekend of Easter and we figured that it would be a pleasant drive with great weather. Who would have thought that it would be snowing in the middle of April as the Easter baskets were prepared? We were headed down to New Orleans to see my older brother before he was...Tags:
Traveling is one of my favorite hobbies, which I have had the great fortune to enjoy all over the world. The summer before my senior year I was given the amazing opportunity to travel to Africa. In Africa I worked for a school building a kitchen and digging a trench so that water piping could be...Tags:
Over Christmas break of my junior year, I was able to visit four countries, go on a zip line over the ocean, ride a tube through the rainforest, and swim with dolphins. I did all of these activities on a Caribbean cruise with my mom. Our Royal Caribbean adventure took us to Haiti, Jamaica, Grand...Tags:
BAM! It was all over. Oh, never again would our eyes meet in the fiery glow of the scarlet sunset. His hand meeting mine in the tender darkness that surrounded us. I called it the end, but some would say it was just the beginning, the beginning of love. My pink, cloudy eyes swelling, with hot...Tags:
Three years ago I went to Cleveland with my family. This consisted of my mom, dad, two younger brothers, my pappy and grammy. We rented a seven pasanger van (Montana) and drove to Cleveland. My grandparents brought a cooler with all kinds of drinks, which we all shared on the way there. After...Tags: