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    A few years ago, my family decided to rent a cottage at a random lake called Spider Lake, found by Traverse City, Michigan. To picture its location like a true Michigander, lift your right hand, palm toward your face, and look at the pad of your ring finger. That’s just about where this lake is....

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    One August afternoon my mother and I were sitting on the deck in our backyard, enjoying the sun and relaxing. I was telling her about my plans to study abroad while in college, and my dreams to travel to foreign countries to learn about their culture. At one point in our discussion, my mom turned...

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    Considering that my parents worry about me being out past 11 PM in our Midwestern town, it seems crazy now that I was allowed to travel alone to a foreign country just this past summer! My trip to Costa Rica had a profound effect on me. We found the mission trip to Camp Penuel, Costa Rica online...

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    In early July, while most U.S. teenagers were working on their tans or preparing for massive 4th of July hot-dog consumption, I boarded a plane to South Africa with three 500-pound suitcases full of books. My destination: Mfuleni Township just outside of Cape Town. My goal: to start a library...

    Tags: Africa
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    I scored a 38 Euro flight from Madrid to Oslo to visit my friend, Kine, in Trondheim, Norway. As the flight touched down, we heard over the crackly loudspeaker, “Welcome to Sandefjord!” Wait a second; I should be in Oslo! Evidently, the cheap flight via Ryan Air took the scenic route of some god...

    Tags: Europe
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    Ironically, it happened around Thanksgiving. Last year, my family and I took our annual trip from our small town in Southeast Alaska to Mazatlan, Mexico. The goal was to rest and get some sun while spending time away from the phones and other hassles of everyday life. We attend church quite...

    Tags: Caribbean
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      Two and a half life changing weeks. Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Zhouzhuang. Richard, Oscar, Jessica, Cheryl, Self, Shelly, Ken, Julan, Irene, and Vivian. If only I was still there. Where? China, the country where my grandmother had taught a short course each year for five years. I...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
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             Rachel Carson, an American marine biologist and nature writer, once said, “Those who contemplate the beauty of the Earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” In other words, people can find strength in the beauty of Earth. Even after all of the wars and...

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    To any of my readers that don't know how I almost died, I'll tell you what happened.One summer day in July 2010, my family decided to take a road trip.  Our destination was unknown.  Since we resided about an hour north of Philadelphia, we opted to drive toward New Jersey while we discussed our...

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    Looking for your next adventure and vacation? Head on over to the city of Seattle and experience all it has to offer! Seattle is located along the Puget Sound in Washington State, USA. It is full of welcoming people and a large variety of things to do! There is something here for everybody to...

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