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    A Journey to Rediscovery in India

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Rediscovery of Self in the Land of the High Passes I was sitting right in the middle of my sisters when my eyes fell on the handsome mountains covered with a blanket of snow on their tops. I began to jump and almost sat over my sister (who was next to the window) to capture […]

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    Ticking off the Top 7 Historic Attractions in Brussels

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Brussels is Belgium’s capital and the largest city in the country. It is a cosmopolitan city with a renowned art scene that has been vibrant for several centuries. History and culture enthusiasts cannot afford to miss sampling the charms of this city especially after snagging those hard-to-come by last minute holidays from Ireland. A notable […]

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    Community Centre in Tokyo, Japan

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

      A Small Community Centre in Tokyo, Japan Ana Prundaru There is something magical about children playing outside; mesmerized by little things adults take for granted. Unfortunately, when I visited Tokyo for a summit, I barely saw any children chasing butterflies, or playing ball. Walking past playgrounds and museums with the scope of researching the […]

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    P.O.P.S. the Club with Tim Allen October 16

    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    P.O.P.S. the Club In January 2013, in a dingy classroom at Venice High School, Dennis Danziger, a high school English teacher, and his wife, Amy Friedman, started a new high school club. The club was just a fledgling idea, with only two elements—first, the motto would be “First We Eat,” and lunch would be served; […]

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    I live. I love. I am. Netherlands

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    My 23rd year in this body was rather intense. They say that the universe doesn’t always gives you what you want, but what you need. And that you will never be given something that you can’t handle. Well, all I can say is that the universe has tested me many times this past year. I […]

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    Saturdays in Manila, Philippines

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    I lean to open sliding doors and step onto the red-tiled lanai. It’s 6 a.m. A canopy of bamboo, trees, and pastel awnings portrays rural privacy. The mango Abby and I planted two years ago curtseys in a breeze, begging applause for her growth. I wonder if she’ll ever bear fruit. Most days, I walk […]

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    Gunung Mulu National Park: a World of Caves

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    The karst landscape of Gunung Mulu was inscribed in 2000 as Malaysia’s second UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Among many natural sites already present in the prestigious list, Gunung Mulu easily stands out as it is one of the few that is inscribed on all four natural criteria set by the World Heritage Committee. These are: 1. it being an outstanding specimen […]

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    The World Outside Your Window,USA

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    As I sit in my airplane seat, I look at the backpack full of workbooks in which I must address. “Alright, I should use these four hours wisely. I have enough time to finish at least one workbook. I can do this.” It seemed only a matter of seconds before realizing the plane was in […]

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    Brighton, UK Captured My Heart

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    How have three months gone by so quickly?! How is it possible that I only have a month and a half left before I return to the States?!  When I left to come here at the end of January I expected to get homesick at least once (maybe not right away but after my Dad […]

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    The Sensational Costa Rica

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

      Costa Rica is known for its exotic surroundings, distinct culture and adventurous activities. When my plane landed in San Jose, Costa Rica that day, I knew that the trip was going to be a memorable experience. As I left the plane and walked through the busy halls I couldn’t help but admire the designs […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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Sep
29

A Journey to Rediscovery in India

Rediscovery of Self in the Land of the High Passes I was sitting right in the middle of my sisters when my eyes fell on the handsome mountains covered with a blanket of snow on their tops. I began to jump and almost sat over my sister (who was next to the window) to capture […]

Read More
2014-09-18_541ad75252b22_Kids-Temple.AP_.jpg
Sep
28

Community Centre in Tokyo, Japan

  A Small Community Centre in Tokyo, Japan Ana Prundaru There is something magical about children playing outside; mesmerized by little things adults take for granted. Unfortunately, when I visited Tokyo for a summit, I barely saw any children chasing butterflies, or playing ball. Walking past playgrounds and museums with the scope of researching the […]

Read More
2014-09-17_541a13e170a9a_Iam.jpg
Sep
27

I live. I love. I am. Netherlands

My 23rd year in this body was rather intense. They say that the universe doesn’t always gives you what you want, but what you need. And that you will never be given something that you can’t handle. Well, all I can say is that the universe has tested me many times this past year. I […]

Read More
2014-09-15_5417696248724_ShaneRomy.jpg
Sep
26

Saturdays in Manila, Philippines

I lean to open sliding doors and step onto the red-tiled lanai. It’s 6 a.m. A canopy of bamboo, trees, and pastel awnings portrays rural privacy. The mango Abby and I planted two years ago curtseys in a breeze, begging applause for her growth. I wonder if she’ll ever bear fruit. Most days, I walk […]

Read More
2014-09-17_5419a0b88fea7_IMG_5215.jpg
Sep
25

The World Outside Your Window,USA

As I sit in my airplane seat, I look at the backpack full of workbooks in which I must address. “Alright, I should use these four hours wisely. I have enough time to finish at least one workbook. I can do this.” It seemed only a matter of seconds before realizing the plane was in […]

Read More
2014-09-16_541791c647e7b_IMG_6418.jpg
Sep
24

Brighton, UK Captured My Heart

How have three months gone by so quickly?! How is it possible that I only have a month and a half left before I return to the States?!  When I left to come here at the end of January I expected to get homesick at least once (maybe not right away but after my Dad […]

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They Said

christian olvedio
Jun
30

Dancing to Freedom!

Do you have a desire that is so secret it is almost unknown even to you? In Jean Kwok’s Mambo in Chinatown, we have the treat of unraveling the life of Charlie Wong: “My name is Charlie Wong and I’m the daughter of a dancer and a noodle-maker. My mother was once a star ballerina […]

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Jun
27

Humberstone – Ghost Town in the Chilean Desert

I heard there was a ghost town in the desert. After paying a small fee to walk through a wooden swinging gate I was given free reign to walk almost anywhere I dared.  I had been a bit skeptical about allocating an extra day in Iquequi, Chile to be able to make the trip to Humberstone. […]

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Jun
23

Find Freedom! Tell Your Story

Where do you find FREEDOM? Share your story in the WSGT Independence Travel Writing Contest Thank you to the winners and all the participants in the Inspiration Travel Writing Contest. Thank you for reading, commenting and being in our community! I hope you will be inspired to join in our Summer 2014 Independence Writing Contest! The entries so […]

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Jun
17

Mauritius: Your Honeymoon Destination Dream come True

Forget the usual honeymoon destinations; Mexico, Hawaii, Italy, France or Spain. If you want true luxury, a place that none of your friends have been and a place you will never forget, think Mauritius. Over a century ago, writer Mark Twain said, “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after […]

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We Said

Ramon Lisa Agua de coamo
Mar
30

#RBQuests: Healing Waters and the BEAST in Puerto Rico

There are so many reasons to visit Puerto Rico but on March 27, 2014 I found a few more! It was hard for me to leave CopaMarina Resort and the great diving with Captain Frank but I did enjoy my day exploring new adventures. Our first stop was to Aguas de Coamo where I hula […]

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Mar
29

#RBQuests: Adventure in Western Puerto Rico

I have traveled to Puerto Rico many times by ship and always enjoyed Old San Juan. This week traveling to film with Richard Bangs and Orbitz has taken me all over the island! In the West, we found underwater adventure and sunset in the dry forest on March 26, 2014. If you are wondering where […]

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thrive
Mar
27

Finding Your Flow: From Survive to Thrive

In Arianna Huffington’s new book, Thrive, she asks: “What is a good life?” How do you find a flow to move from simply surviving to loving every minute of your life and thriving? Huffington says: “To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a […]

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Mar
27

#RBQuests: Meeting Sports Giants in Puerto Rico, Day 3&4

Traveling around Puerto Rico to film with Richard Bangs and Orbitz has been an adventure! Lately we are meeting incredible athletic stars and sports champions! Our stay at Wyndham Grand Rio Mar included spending time with Golf Pro Jesus Rodriguez on the 16th hole on the Ocean Course. He is a wonderful man and even […]

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