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The Singing Sands in the United States

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The Singing Sands : Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States “The space…silence…darkness….light…atoms,” the calm monotonous voice guides me in my “personal journey of self-discovery” within the four tall white walls of the smallest room at Krasl Art Center. What does every single word trigger inside of me? Love, family, children, laughter, freedom…the memories were pouring back […]

Independence: Feeling Free in the USA

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Independence: Feeling Free In the USA Sometimes I feel as if the world isn’t spinning for me anymore. It’s as if the world is spinning but I’m not moving with it. I begin to feel congested with shallow thoughts that ultimately don’t matter, but I know how to always bring myself back. I know how […]

Garden of the Gods, Illinois

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To me freedom is a feeling of peace. To best find that peace in life, I must wander. Sometimes that means just sneaking away to my secret spot at my favorite park after a tough day at work for a few hours to just breathe in some fresh air and enjoy the scenery. But on […]

U.S.A. Dreams

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As a person who has traveled extensively, I can honestly state that every place is unique, having its own sense of freedom. Each place I have been to indeed have very obliging people. There are many places in the world in which the people living there are controlled and do not have a sense of […]

New Mexico: The Small Yet Majestic Places

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There are some places on earth that truly deserve to be called ‘beautiful.’ Some places that are awe-inspiring in their natural beauty. Some places that we can feel free and independent. These places are few and scattered jewels among the everyday rock of the rest of the earth. The Pecos River, New Mexico is one […]

Wyoming: The Mountain That Runs In My Veins

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When my father was 16-years old, his father took him and his older brother to Wyoming to climb The Grand Teton. Towering above beautiful Jackson Hole, WY, “The Grand” is the highest mountain in the Teton Mountain Range and the second highest in Wyoming. Its what many would call a “starter mountain.” Experienced mountaineers can […]

Where Dreams Are Made in the USA

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I consider myself a city person. It’s perhaps the beautiful skylines and countless things to do that attracts me to these areas with huge, dominant buildings. London, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Macau, Tokyo, and Paris are just a few of the international city destinations that I hope to be able to cross off my bucket […]

History: The Great Teacher in the USA

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Nauvoo, Illinois. By no means does this town make the list of top ten places in the world to visit. Goodness, it probably wouldn’t even make the top hundred plus. Nevertheless, it was there, in a town of less than 1, 200 persons, that I enjoyed the most uplifting, rewarding, memorable vacation with my family. […]

The Magic of Moab

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I arrived in the middle of the night, disoriented by the long empty highway I followed from Grand Junction, Colorado, into Utah. I passed cliffs stained pale green by copper, turnoffs for dozens of ghost towns marked by “No services” signs. I watched the sun sinking behind stark grey mountains. It was July, and over […]

Welcome to the Double J in Texas

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Welcome to the Double J in Texas By Laura Romero “Welcome the Double J.” That is what the sign read at the entrance to my grandparents’ property. Welcome the Double J. The Double J is a three acre piece of land nestled in the heart of the Big Thicket in East Texas. The Double J […]