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  • My trip to Mexico with Amor Ministries was a challenging but definitely a worthwhile experience.  It taught me the value of manual labor, the rewards of doing something selflessly for others, and the importance of making connections with people that will last a lifetime.  Over spring break in 2007...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I’m basically crawling up Giotto’s campanile. Just when I am about to die, I come to a little slit in the wall. I stand there for a while enjoying the cool drizzle of rain and looking down at the glorious dull gold-brown and yellow buildings, inhaling the scent of tobacco, city, and sweet, sweet...

  •   I am proud to say that at the age of 17 I spent my spring break of senior year in London and Paris! Not many teens are given the opportunity to go half way across the world and experience a new culture and new surroundings. I counted down the days until I would board the plane and await a 13...

  •                Travel.  That one word brings many images to mind. Beautiful locations and amazing times, new foods and different people. But that word could also bring to mind learning experiences.  The experiences that travelers go through teach them lessons and form them into the people they...

  • My dad loves road trips. I hate them. He always asks me what I don’t like about them, and I say that I can’t put my finger on it but it has something to do with playing 20 Questions fifty times in a row, getting seatbelt marks on my cheek from where I fall asleep, and staring at endless monotony...

  • Dover-Foxcroft, a small town in rural northern Maine, is a place of nature and wonderful community. As of 2010, Dover- Foxcroft is home to around 2,528 people, but this small community has much to offer for its youth as well as the older generations.  In Dover- Foxcroft, the main attraction is...

    Tags: USA
  • You probably think I'm nuts saying the mountainshave no word for ocean, but if you live here you begin to believe they know everything. They maintain that huge silence we think of as divine… —from Our Valley, by Philip Levine I resisted the idea of the moutains for a long time. I was...

  • My visit to Hong Kong turned out to be a magical two-month hiatus in my life. My father, who had lived in Hong Kong for a year, had asked us to join him as a family there. What optimism I had managed to muster short-circuited as soon as I entered my father’s apartment. Hong Kong is one city...

    Tags: Asia, China
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    Tags: Asia
  • The bus took us to many impressive sights that day; geysers spraying water and steam like enormous earthbound teapots, thundering waterfalls cascading into fresh, pure rivers, the cavernous crack of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. But nothing could outshine the ethereal beauty of the Blue Lagoon, just...

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