By Jennifer Zhang

The camels trudged through the Gobi Desert with slow and heavy hooves. We swayed and wobbled on their backs, breathing in crisp, earthy air mixed with the warm hay-like odour from the camel’s thick fur. The Gobi Desert lies in the Great Khingan region, straddling northeastern China…


By Kelly Ryoo

The air is crisp and fresh as I take a moment to slowly breathe in, then breathe out. I dip my fingers into the cool glittering waters of Lake Louise as I scan my surroundings. Evergreen trees line the edges of the turquoise lake while endless stretches…


By Parker Piccolo Hill

Being a tourist is a big responsibility. You must do your solemn duty to the city you are visiting: traversing every museum, respecting every plot of holy ground, and admiring every five-star restaurant. If you have not seen absolutely everything, you may as well have seen…


By Ananya Krishnan

When I was really young, I solely identified with the Indian side of my heritage. I looked Indian; I celebrated Indian holidays; I ate Indian food when my parents cooked it; and I could relate to the other Indian kids in my class. …


By Jean Hyun Kim

As soon as I stepped out of the air-conditioned sanctuary that was the plane, I felt a rush of heat surrounding me in an instant, but it was not the heat that really startled me — it was the smell. Born in New Jersey and raised…


By Vicky Jia

I never found the right cheung fun anywhere outside Guangdong, a province in southern China and the place where I grew up. Cheung fun are steamed rice noodle rolls filled with pork, shrimp, eggs, or other ingredients. …


By Craig Jacobson-Immelt

Christmas week in Canada has a special energy of joy because it was like we were home, yet we were in a completely different country with people we would never see again celebrating a holiday that many hold dear to the heart. My sister and I had…


By Jessie Greenstein

“Sigue adelante,” my mind blurts out.

The pain surging through my heels is thwarted by the effort to form Spanish phrases.

“A la izquierda,” my brain whispers. My running shoes jolt me left while my thoughts narrate my path.

Whenever I run, I make up inspiring stories…


By Angelica Gomez

I am from a place that you cannot see on a map or a globe. Well, maybe if you are lucky, you will see a tiny dot in the Pacific Ocean labeled as Guam. A United States territory island merely thirty miles long, this has been my…


By Sarah Carrillo

Call me an old-fashioned romantic, but there’s something oddly nostalgic about an empty cobblestone street, the dim light of a street lamp, and a grey rainy day. Having studied abroad in Paris, France, I’ve come to adore the striking beauty of French architecture, albeit from a different…

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