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I’ve always been a timid person, sticking with what I felt was safe -- with what I was contented and comfortable doing. So as I gazed over the magnificent and vast landscape of Australia’s Blue Mountains, I realized I was far beyond that point already. I’d already pushed myself significantly out...Tags:
Competitive Sports dictates my family vacations. Between baseball, basketball and volleyball, we have traveled to many places we would have NEVER chosen. So, this summer, as usual, we traveled to a small town, New Iberia, Louisiana for the AAU baseball championships. Loading our vehicle to...Tags:
Disney World. Words that should be universally greeted with smiles and cheers, but in my world, frowns and tears prevailed. As a child, I envied anyone who had gone to Disney World. However, as my fairytale unfolded, instead of being a dream come true, my trip was the worst nightmare...Tags:
Costa Rica, a touch of the tropics, some may say. I say it’s more of a dive, head first, into a region soaked in biodiversity and engulfed by environmental awareness, for Costa Rica is so much more than just a tourist beach get away. This last summer I went on a tour with the spanish club at my...Tags:
I am at home, preparing for an unreal place I've only ever heard of. Just some fantastic black hole where clothes are made. Even though it isn't a reality, I continue to plan outfits and spending. Is it bravery? Curiosity? Blind trust? Who is Cathay Pacific Airlines that I should trust them...Tags:
And so it began. Hurriedly, we scanned the rows in search of our seats on the airplane. Found it. As I scanned the crowed I saw many strange faces and heard many languages. From the moment we stepped foot on the plane we were in another world. Even the flight attendants did not speak English. For...Tags:
The smell of roasting barbeque chicken and the sweet intoxicating smell of kettle corn fill the air as you move down the aisle of vintage sports cars. Route 66 was in town once again and the people that moved past you would laugh and joke so fondly that the family friendly atmosphere could put a...Tags:
Washington D.C. is perhaps most beautiful during April when the cherry blossoms bloom. People come from all around the country to witness the sight of the blooming buds that cover the vast majority of the trees. Our family was there a few years ago to witness this. I had never been the D.C....Tags:
I had always been one to fade into the background. From attending my middle school to being an ensemble member of youth theatre productions to participating in my Girl Scout troop, I was the girl one had to look for in order to notice. Therefore, my group of friends consisted of girls who I...Tags:
The trolley driver rings the rickety vehicle’s bell to signal the tour of Grand Haven has officially started. It’s unbelievable that he is able to fit in Grand Haven’s finest attractions in only one hour, since there is seemingly an endless amount. We all buckle up, eagerly awaiting what the...Tags: