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  • The gray roads slid by monotonously as the shuttle hurtled down the road to the airport. Twenty-two hours later, the green oceans, looming mountains, and clear skies of Saigon appeared outside of my window.  After exiting the departure gate, I froze, caught off guard by the single thing I never...

    Tags: Asia
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    Tags: Asia
  • Two years ago, I had the chance to explore a country completely different from my own. This trip of contrasts ranged from dusty jungle roads to serene nights beneath the most incredible display of stars. From sight-seeing to children’s camps, I played soccer with approximately forty children all at...

  •   In the summer of 2008, I traveled on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico with my friend’s family. My sister was also invited. As soon as I she asked me I was happy. I started to pack but I really didn’t know what to bring because I never got on a cruise before. I was scared when they told me I had to get...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I am a regional young actor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and am scheduled for auditions in the four of the top theatre programs in the country in February.  In preparation, my mother and I traveled to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for inspiration.  The trip planned my future.  I will work there  one...

  • I was thrilled when my small-town school announced that they were going to be taking a trip to London England over Spring Break. Thursday March 24thfinally arrived and I met my fellow classmates and friends at the Traverse City airport. After saying goodbye to our parents our excitement only grew...

  • Adventura de Uma Vida             Twenty-four hours have passed since I left my home and my country.  I am on the final leg of my first journey to Brazil. I ponder over many questions about the Pantanal and the projects with which we are about to assist, attempting to answer these questions: "How...

  • My trip was from Mexico to the United States, during the spring of 2009. It was my first trip without my parents. It took my aunt and me three days to travel from San Luis Potosi to Chicago, Illinois. Those three days were the saddest and longest days of my life. Saying goodbye to my parents and...

  • My mother's family is ethnically Samoan, so for Christmas 2004, we went to American Samoa to visit family. Upon arrival, I was upset. I was a 13 year old girl in a place with no malls and one movie theatre and no cable. However, after spending a few weeks there with my family, I was severely...

  • When I was thirteen my parents told me we were moving to Ghana, West Africa for a year. That’s not the kind of new that most thirteen year olds expect to get, but sure enough, two months later, on July 28th  2006, I found myself in the middle of nowhere, hot, sweaty, confused, oh and it was my...

    Tags: Africa

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