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  • Once that breeze hit me,  I knew that I was never going back; back to the heat, the sweat, the tans, the obnoxious and drunk tourists, the big casinos, the night life, and all the commotion that Las Vegas has to offer. That's what I realized on my trip to the beach. Those many deep shades of blue...

  • My family and I went to Arkansas one summer for about two weeks. It was a typical vacation for my family, because on our third day there we had quite the adventure! That morning my mom yelled at us to hurry up and get in the car so we could get on the road. We all hurried out to the car in hopes...

  • Thursday, July 7 Tonight we begin our long journey to Arusha, Tanzania. We are leaving out of Newark and flying to Frankfurt, Germany. Then we head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will catch one last flight to Kilimanjaro. I believe going there takes about 20 hours (including layovers). I have 3 of...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • This past Spring Break, ranging from 4/3/10 to 4/10/10, I had the pleasure of visiting Panama City Beach with five of my closest friends. We stayed on a beautiful resort equipped with three pools, an extravagant view of both the strip and the beach, and many other “eye candies”, which will remain...

  • One night, my dad had told my sisters and I that he had a surprise for us in the morning. We were all excited to find out what it was so we all went to sleep early. We woke up in the morning to find all of our bags in the car. We asked him what was going on, but he just replied, 'It is a surprise...

  • Blue waves crash below me as our plane silently glides towards our destination. I have been to Hawaii many times before in my life, but this will be different. Rather than the typical beach-goers, we are going to see the true history of Honolulu, the side that many hear of in a lifetime but few...

  • The trip my friend Colin and I took to St. Louis, Missouri was a great learning experience for me and I’m so glad we went. We went during Spring Break of our junior year of High School. We went to visit friends and some kids I used to sponsor when we were in rehab from drug & alcohol abuse.  ...

  • Tears rolled down my cheeks like little kids tumbling down a grassy hill on a warm summer day. The plane reversed slowly, but to me, it felt more like an out of control toy plane driven by a young child. I was terrified to experience my first plane ride; however, I knew it was the most efficient...

  • In the spring of 2005, my church youth group made plans to visit a church that we sponsor in Matlapa, Mexico. Our guide and helper told our youth group the seriousness of this trip. He told us that he did not know how useful our limited use of the Spanish language would be since we would be...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • “No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive” (Gandhi).  I believe Gandhi is trying to tell us that by exposing one’s self to cultural diversity, you will improve yourself and your own culture. This is why I enjoy traveling. I believe when you visit other countries and immerse yourself in...

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