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  • The Croatian sun radiated off every cobblestone in the old town. I wondered at the beauty of Dobrovnik as I wandered through the streets, hopping from one patch of shade to the next. It was swelteringly hot and sweat dripped down between my shoulder blades. I felt sluggish and very aware of being...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • I entered the new residence hall, almost feeling like I was going into a prison. I passed a security check, noted the strict rules that I must abide by, and followed the staff member onto the normally forbidden territory of the Boy’s Floor to drop my luggage off. Intimidated by the graffiti I...

  • When I heard 'road trip' come out of my mother's mouth, I froze, knowing that those particular words would become a synonym for the word 'disaster' in my own personal dictionary. It was last minute and totally spontaneous. We gathered some snacks, filled the ice chest and after about a fifteen...

  • I had been counting the days in my planner for weeks, and March 28th, 2009 had finally arrived. I hugged and kissed my parents goodbye and set off with my seven fellow travelers—three girls close to my age, my pastor and his wife, and an elderly couple from a neighboring church. I could barely...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Julie nearly fainted. Rachel spilled water on her potatoes. George kept eating lamb. The band continued its strains and the groom's family danced.             I, though fazed, continued to politely consume the food set in front of us, aware that this lamb came from the groom's own herd and also...

    Tags: Europe
  •     When my school called my entire graduating class together I had no idea what they wanted. A representative from college summit came to choose peer leaders to take a journey and live on a university for a couple days. Unsuspectingly, I was chosen to go on the four day trip to Yale University. I...

  • I had a blast in Argentina meeting new people, experiencing new things, and learning about a different culture.  First, my classmates and I went to Conte Hotel and checked in. Afterwards, my friends and I encountered a problem with the check with the front desk where they charged us as a group....

  • As a family camping is our go to vacation. It’s the time of summer we can forget the rest of society, whether it be school, work, or the neighbors, it’s the period of time we can all turn off the phones and enjoy nature. Camping also gives us, as a family, a chance to bond and enjoy each other’s...

  • It is always a little bit exciting and nerve wracking to travel somewhere in a different country. I had the opportunity to travel to Villahermosa, Mexico with a group from my church. In 2007, Villahermosa had a devastating flood. The city is shaped like a circle with a river surrounding the...

  • Last July, the summer of 2009, my family took advantage of four free airline tickets and planned an impromptu vacation to the Pacific Northwest. We went gallivanting off to the Redwood Forests, to view the Twilight Saga mania in Forks, Washington, to take a helicopter tour of Mount St. Helens, and...

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