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  •               Have you ever been on one of those vacations where things just get worse and worse? As a child, I took many trips to Texas with my family considering my sister’s lived there. A trip usually takes a turn for the worse when no one really wants to go, and at age five, the prospect of...

  • I have always loved to travel. Ever since I was little I’ve always envisioned of one day going to Italy. So in 9th grade when I was chosen by the program called People to People Ambassadors, which allows students in middle school and high school to travel, I was determined to be part of it. ...

  •  One hour into the mountains from my place, there's a beautiful land hidden beneath dried bushes and burnt trees. Typically, Southern California's mountains are not the most well known tourist attractions, especially around Los Angeles. Even though I lived here for about seven years now, I too...

  •     Traveling has been a huge part of my life. When the opportunity came up for me to travel with Christian Service International, I couldn’t wait to go. The trip was planned for 15 missionaries and me to go on a mission trip to Haiti. I thought that when I got to Haiti I would be changing the life...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Last year, my family and I went to Florida for a week to see my dad. He was down there because he drives the bus for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters! I think that it is the coolest job any dad could have! On our way down there our car broke down and we had to wait for a really long time for a...

  • Samuel Johnsons once said, “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” As a young, non-experienced traveler this saying didn’t mean anything to me. I didn’t understand the...

  • Thailand, a country where innovation meets tradition and where a Buddhist temple can neighbor a massive sky scrapper, is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Thailand brims with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, and art. The moment I stepped out of Bangkok’s Don...

    Tags: Asia
  • On April 11th, 2006, me and 28 fellow students, teachers, and parents set out for Philadelphia International Airport, eager and excited to board our flight to Germany. As I waited for my seat section to be called, I made some last minute checks: Passport? Yes. Euros? Right here. Reading material?...

    Tags: Europe
  •   I stood at the pinnacle of the mountain, full of awe the marvelous view. From behind me, I heard Art, our teacher, announce, “From here you can see both the highest and lowest points in the continental U.S! Mount Whitney is over there,” he declared, pointing at the tallest mountain in sight,...

  •   An Experience of a Lifetime      The anticipation was over as we landed in Denmark and our chests pounded with excitement for the ongoing adventures that we were about to endure. As we walked sleep deprived, I was speechless as we made our way through the dreary weather to the coach bus...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring

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