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  • Last summer, my family went to visit the Big Hole in the Ground, which is known in some circles as the Grand Canyon. Let it be known that my sister Colleen and my idea of a nature-filled day was one spent watching the Discovery Channel. A sweaty August day spent hiking and observing was not high on...

  • Only a few months prior to the time that I now write this, I sat in a small, dingy little log cabin just north of Flagstaff, Arizona; it was still Spring then. Outside, the evergreens stood resolutely like a swarm of strangers looking round for something they could not find, while inside the cabin...

  • This past summer, I attended Catholic Heart Work camp in Mishawaka, Indiana with my youth group of Blessed Sacrament Church in Morton, Illinois. I had gone on the same trip two years before, so naturally I was expecting the events that would take place rather than looking forward to what was going...

  • Probably my greatest vacation experience was in 2007 when I went for a month with my family and some more extended family from Seattle to the beautiful island of Gozo, off of Malta. Now, i would assume very few people actually know anything about Gozo, which is sad, because it's truly an amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was a typical fall day in 2008. My Chemistry class had just completed a lab when the next thing Ms. Fuller asked was if any of us would be interested in taking an educational tour to New Zealand and Australia. I thought to myself, did she ask what I think she asked? I could not wait talk to my...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Blooming flowers, large fern fronds, and scores of happy mothers with smiling children all blur past my face as I jog along the banks of the mighty Han River. Its turquoise surface extends far past my jogging territory and cuts a watery path through the bustling metropolis of Seoul, South Korea....

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • Although Africa frequently brings to mind the image of lions dancing and singing “Hakuna Matata,” it is actually much more than that. All kidding aside, it is difficult to picture Africa without the numerous animals it is known for, animals that we’ve all grown up seeing in picture books. However,...

  • Over the summer of 2008, I decided to join my cousins in their trip to Japan. I must describe my trip in 3 words: adventurous, amazing, and appreciative. One of my cousins had been there before, so instead of following a tour guide, we roamed under the city lights of Japan on our own.            ...

    Tags: Asia
  •   Northern Nevada, is my home, I've lived here my whole life. It hasn't always been my favorite place, but as I get ready for college, I see more and more value behind it. While Northern Nevada seems to be just any old place, it is so much more. All in one day, you can go skiing and then head...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • It was unlike any place I had ever seen. Small houses dotted each side of the road, similar to those you would find in a children’s fairy tale book. It appeared as if the town had not changed in 300 years. I wondered: What kinds of people live here? What would happen if I were lost here, alone?...

    Tags: Europe

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