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    The trip I took, was a requirement little did I know it would effect my life profoundly. I attend a Catholic high school where service hours is a yearly requirement and achieving the goal of 20 hours in my junior year seemed effortless. When the deadline of the Christian Service Project was...

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    I carefully peak around the room, frightened of offending the family as my mouth gapes open observing my new setting. The room reminds me entirely of Little House on the Prairie as I sit at the wood table surrounded by its matched furnishings. Although I am encircled by the  family, it is...

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    I’ll be honest with you, the real reason I signed up for the class trip to Washington D.C. was because of my two best friends. Hunter, Amanda and I were all attending different high schools next year. So what would be better than a class trip? Little did I know it would change my life forever...

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    Managua, Nicaragua. The volcano in the background is a constant reminder of the unpredictability of life. The combination of men on horseback and others in Toyota Prados remind us of the inequality in an underdeveloped country. There is no doubt about the beauty of the place. Natural waterfalls,...

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      Three Years Later   My entire life has been a travel story, part of my history that will forever be improvised on my heart. It was not painted by just an experience, but by a new language, a culture, a foreign people, a life sacrificed and replaced by the reality of fear, danger, kidnapping, and...

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      On June 26, 2010 I got in an airplane heading to Phoenix Arizona, leaving my home of Woodbury, Minnesota behind. My dad had a conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. My mom and I chose to accompany him. Little did I know, I would return with more than my luggage, I would have a new perspective as well...

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    My family has taken many vacations over the years: a few odd, some truly awful, but every single one of them has been a trip of a lifetime. Two summers ago, the summer of 2006, my family decided to voyage north: destination, Canada. Family vacations, in the mind of the general populous, usually...

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    Not many kids my age (sixteen) can say that they have been to a foreign country for six weeks without their parents, but I can. During the summer of 2010, my brother and I traveled across the world to visit Vienna, Austria for six weeks, no parents allowed. That was seriously the best summer ever...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
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    My family has an impeccable sense of timing when it comes to planning vacations, and my first trip to Europe was no exception. We arrived at the Athens International Airport on June 29th, 2011, one of the first major days of planned widespread strikes and riots against the proposed austerity...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
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    Thursday, July 7 Tonight we begin our long journey to Arusha, Tanzania. We are leaving out of Newark and flying to Frankfurt, Germany. Then we head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will catch one last flight to Kilimanjaro. I believe going there takes about 20 hours (including layovers). I have 3 of...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring

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