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  •  I nervously wait on the plane to meet my new family. All I know is that I will be staying with them for 9 days in the town of Muret, near Toulouse (about 300 miles from Paris). I came to France through “Vistas in Education,” or VIE[1], along with three friends and our French teacher. Through VIE,...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I stepped into the van, my heart was racing, and I was about to overflow with excitement.  People laughed and talked all around me, and I could sense that they too felt the same way I did.  Not one of us had ever been to our destination.  My dad and I were headed to the Cherokee Indian...

  • The vast open mountains welcome me as the pink sunset peers through.  I am breathing Appalachian air. Just this moment makes the eight hour car ride worthwhile. Soon, we cruise on down to the city of Asheville. Our final destination. My trips to Asheville, North Carolina are the peaks of my...

  •             My grandmother had died in January. She and my grandfather left each of us grandchildren some money. However, my three siblings and I disagreed about what to do with our inheritance. I thought we should save our money because I knew how hard my grandparents had worked to earn it. The...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever feel like you’ve maybe spent too much time in the city? The constant rush can really wear down on a person. Well, I have found a place for you, fellow city-dweller. Minocqua, Wisconsin is the perfect escape for one settle down in for a week or two of vacation. I’ve been to many places where...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
  • This past summer, after perusing through Latin American service trip opportunities, I decided to sign up for one. Two weeks later, I found myself in the small village of Cruz Verde, about an hour outside of Santo Domingo, armed with only the basic necessities and a Spanish-English Dictionary. I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In May of 2007, my step mother and I got an amazing, chance of a lifetime. Three months prior to our trip, my father was sent to Okinawa, Japan for the Air National Guard. He would be there for four months which was the longest he had ever been sent anywhere.   A short while after my father had...

    Tags: Asia
  •      The first time I saw him was as I walked off of the airplane. My clothes had the overpowering smell of stale, pressurized air mixed with those peanuts you get in the little baggies. I was a sight to be seen, in my frumpy t-shirt and knee-length shorts, as my hair fell out of my ponytail. I...

    Tags: Europe, France
  •   During the summer of 2012, I took a trip to Greece and Rome with EF Tours with a group of students from my school. Rome is beautiful in the summertime. It is literally an eternal city. Every day is a step in someone else’s footsteps. Julius Caesar, Socrates, Plato, and even Michelangelo...

    Tags: Europe
  • Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /*-->*/ I am not really familiar with my heritage. I grew up learning American ways instead of my own Filipino traditions. If it were not for my grandparents and cousins who lived with me from time to time, I would not...

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