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  • I remember running into the entrance of the Kaiser Hospital on the night of October 2nd. A security guard stopped me half way up the stairs. I turned around, not knowing what to do until my uncle walked in and told her our situation. We ran to the elevator and went up to the 3rd floor. We got off...

  •     “You’ve never been to an ocean?” most people would gush when they discovered my lack of exciting vacations.      “Never,” I’d reply, knowing I’d probably never see one until I was an adult planning my own family’s vacations. The typical “some sunny beach in Florida” vacation wasn’t at the...

  •        Family vacation this year was not what I expected and better than I could have hoped.  What made it for me was our day trip to Daufusky Island in South Carolina.  After a 20 minute boat trip, we docked and were given our golf cart, which is the main form of transportation for the 40...

  • Skiing is one of my favorite things in the world, though it is sometimes repetitive.  The cold weather, high altitude, and radical snowboarders sometimes get to you.  Therefore, for years I have been begging my parents for a tropical vacation free of snow machines and ski lodge food.  Finally, this...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It could have been yesterday: The tangled stratum of purposeful noises, the primitive industrial pollution, the draft of oriental fragrances, the fluctuating wall of rushed foreign syllables. It was a world of western desire despite the eastern reality. I remember the chaotic bicycle traffic, the...

  • This summer my family and I went on a trip to Seal Beach, California. My grandmother lives in California, so we were going to stay with her. My grandmother’s house is very important to me. It is a place where I feel comfortable and a place that reminds me of my childhood.                 On the...

  •   Jersey City, NJ was the only place I wanted to be, despite the midsummer heat, specifically because I had a unique opportunity to lead children from ages 4 to 12 in a week long Vacation Bible School through a program known as Building Urban Missions Project, or BUMP.             When my youth...

  • While planning our family's summer trip, my mom and I decided that it would be fun to do something new and exciting.  Instead of doing our standard "fly to San Diego and drive to Oceanside to see our family" trip, we came up with the idea of driving from San Francisco to Oceanside.  The catalyst...

  • Once the plane landed in El Salvador, Brazil, I knew that my team had finally made it to another continent. We left at noon the day before, travelling from Springdale, Arkansas, to Houston, Texas, then to Miami, Florida, and after an eight hour flight we landed in Brazil early the next morning....

  • “Louis XIV was known as le Roi Soleil...” I closed my eyes and slouched lower in my seat as I tried to tune out the lilting voice of Magnus, our tour director from the National Educational Travel Council (NETC). About thirty students were traveling on the ten-day NETC “Paris et Le Midi” tour, and...

    Tags: Europe, France

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