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  •       Many of the places I've been have only been within the United States, so it's easy to say that these places don't count, but when I was thirteen I went to Mexico to live with my grand parents for two months. Luckily enough for this essay I was actually truly changed and shaped from my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The beach stretches on for miles as you crest a dune, the sunlight sparkling off seashells half-buried in the sand. No one else is around as your family runs toward the ocean. The water is cool, but a warm, gentle breeze makes the temperature perfect. You sit on the sand and watch as a crab...

  • Sea Turtles belong in water. Always. Don’t believe me? Fine. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. *** Beep. Beep. What an annoying truck. Beep. Beep. There’re footsteps, then a click. The beeping ceases. Oops, it’s the alarm clock. I open my eyes and get blinded by the light filling the room....

  • I have taken martial arts classes for 13 years, and have been a black belt for 4 years. In the summer of 2007, a partner kung fu school invited our school to go to China for a month. We were thrilled at this opportunity; thirteen students, two parents, and one teacher left Chicago on an exciting...

    Tags: Asia
  • The third week of June, 2007 began the greatest trip of my life. I went on a mission trip to Mexico with my church. We started out from Scottsdale, AZ very early that morning, packed snugly in two 15-passenger vans. Ten hours later, we arrived in Tijuana, Mexico’s border. After the frightening...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •  My first time out of the country wasn’t a family vacation to Europe, or a mission’s trip to Mexico. No, my trip was to beautiful, unique Peru. Of all the places I’d heard people tell me they had been to, I never once had heard Peru on their lists. So when I found out we were going there, I was so...

  • Experiencing the world that lives under the sea has always been a great topic of interest, constantly peaking my curiosity. So, after just completeing my scuba certification, one can only imagine my excitement when a family trip to the Great Barrier Reef was announced. I was traveling with my older...

  • I have never enjoyed going away from home on vacation or even leaving my house. Our family booked a cruise to Bermuda when I was 14, I am now 16. Everyday I dreaded the thought of going on a ship, never mind going away for a week.   Basically I sat with the adults the whole cruise not talking much...

  • My journey began on July 4, 2007, when my grandparents and I headed down to North Carolina.  They decided that making a trip into the mountains to do some gem mining would be a great way to spend time with their only granddaughter.  For me it was a great opportunity to do something that interested...

  •  July 17, 2009 I left for two week to tour Europe with a group of students in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. (People to People Student Ambassador Program was founded by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956). The flight was eight long hours. I was too excited to sleep so I watched...

    Tags: Europe, France

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