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    June 14th, 2011 5:26 PM My first time out of the country. I have arrived in Costa Rica. We exit the airport to loud people with flailing signs that I cant understand. The excitement is exhilarating yet nerve racking. The walk outside is hectic as we try to organize and group together 100...

  • Harvard_Science_Center

    Okay, so the title is a little cheesy, but it accurately describes my family’s latest vacation. I am a senior in high school, and have been planning my college career prior to even entering my secondary one. I know the course like the back of my hand: research, statistics, rankings, applications,...

  • Here are some examples of my grandmother's crafts and her kimono.

    Scorching temperatures, spectacular tree-domed mountaintops, and narrow city streets were just the ribbon of a well-bound summer package. These were wonders of the western Japanese summer of 2013. What really enraptured me, though, was Hiroshima’s distinct serenity. From the crafts of my...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, Japan
  • HPIM1369

    It was snowing in Colorado. It does that quite a lot, some years. When I was younger there was a drought, but last year we had so much snow we had to swim through it to get anywhere. The car could not make it out of the driveway. The door would not open without effort so strenuous it was hardly...

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    In April 2011 I traveled to Costa Rica with my aunt and her non-profit organization Finding Mona Lisa. When I first arrived there I almost got robbed by this man at the airport. Luckily my aunt was there to stop him. Immediately I was amazed with the scenery, there were palm trees all around the...

  • colorado

    California is, and always will be, where I want to be, where I want to live, and where I want to stay. That's what I thought when my family moved away to Arizona last year. I was devastated -- a junior in high school coming to a new school, 300 miles out of my comfort zone. I was miserable. Luckily...

  • feedinggiraffe

    “What was the best part of your trip?” is the question that I get asked most often; well-meaning friends and relatives regularly toss me this line to prove their interest in my adventures. Strangely, I still haven’t formulated the perfect answer. I have found it impossible to boil three months and...

    Tags: Africa
  • europe_with_other_stuff_381

    A Place to Eventually Call Home My travel journey began during the summer of 2007, like any other, with a long plane ride to our destination.  To me this wasn’t just any destination; it was right into the heart of the Alps.  We landed in the Geneva, Switzerland airport in the early morning of July...

    Tags: Europe
  • 101_0330

    "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get." [Tom Hanks] This past summer, a dream of a lifetime came true for me. I've always planned in the future to travel to Europe, but never would I have thought my future plans would happen so soon. When I though about Europe, I...

    Tags: Europe
  • When people think about visiting DC, they create an impressionist painting characterized by swirling shades of patriotism: dashes of museums crowded with artifacts, towering monuments, and ribbons of ethnic restaurants mingling with office spaces. This is the big picture. This is what we put on...

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