Students

  • Image not found

    We had just completed the Double Hawaiian rapid of the Pigeon River, and a breathtaking sunset in the distance was our reward for a day of hard work. I closed my eyes and laid back in the red solo boat that had carried me faithfully down so much intense whitewater that summer, and I relished in the...

  • Image not found

    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /*-->*/ /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para...

  • Image not found

    Taking a step toward the edge, a cold rush of wind blew my hair around my face as I gazed down the mountain, overlooking the small towns and the rivers.   I was seeing a new world. With a quick catch of breath, I had the most life changing revelation of how big the world was, and how small I was...

    Tags: Europe
  • Image not found

    When I try and think of my favorite travel experience, my mind goes numb and I’m forced to ride through various memories that include cute accents, long car rides, short plane rides and eclectic restaurants. Normally, the feeling of adventure that returns is soon shattered when I look down and...

  • Image not found

    As I look out the car window, my jaw hits the ground at what I see.  Dirt, trash, huts, poverty, sadness. I am sitting in the backseat of a bus that’s chugging its way through the dirt roads of Lusaka, Zambia, Southern Africa. The setting around me is eye popping; it’s not at all what I’m used to...

    Tags: Africa
  • Image not found

    Traveling with a large family is always accompanied by various quirks. My family is certainly not immune to these slight disturbances on a trip. Every summer, eleven members of my family cram into two vans and drive to the Key Marathon, Florida. There we join fourteen additional family members for...

  • Image not found

         After the 13 hour flight, I was ready to get off the plane.  In addition to the long plane ride, I did not understand anyone.  I was so scared that I was going to get lost since we had to go through customs in an unknown country, Japan.  I was full of jitters after sitting and being unable...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, Japan
  • Image not found

      Black shingles and heat should never be in contact. Include humidity in ninety degree weather, and you have produced a lovely combination. Repairing the roof of a dilapidated church is probably one of the least preferred jobs during the summertime in New Orleans. Professionals can complete a roof...

  • Image not found

    When taking into account the endless possibilities of entertainment available in Las Vegas, the thirst to fulfill previous aspirations limited by location within the tourist becomes unquenchable. Not only because of the desert terrain but because Vegas has that effect on people.  Welcome to a...

  • Image not found

    It’s summer time, the sun is high in the sky, the sand in my toes is warm and soft, the rays of the sun shimmer off the water, its so bright I have to shield my eyes. The smell of salt and fish consume me, the light breeze coming from the ocean sprays at my face. This is just one of the fondest...

    Tags: Pacific

Pages