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  •  Our tropical Paradise isn't Tropical      When most people think of a "relaxing vacation" they probably picture sunbathing on a tropical island.  Not my family.  We like relaxing vacations but not tropical ones.  We enjoy beaches but not neccessarily oceanside ones.  No, my family and I picture...

  • Because my family has never been exactly rich, I have never had the opportunity to do a lot of travelling.  So when I left the small town of Roanoke and went to Washington, DC for the first time, I was utterly amazed and stupefied.  I realize this may not sound as impressive as the kid who went to...

  • My family's trip to New York City was in celebration of my sixteenth birthday. With my dad being from Brooklyn and my mother's best friend being from Queens, nobody needed much convincing. The flight there was interesting enough, seeing as how it was my friend's first time on an airplane. She was...

  • Two weeks in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada sounds exciting right? That's only if you were 21 or over. Personally, I thought these upcoming two weeks were going to be the worst because Las Vegas is an 'adult' city. My question for the five-hour drive from California to Vegas was, 'What is there to do...

  • Beautiful British Columbia is the slogan that is plastered on every license plate in British Columbia, and on my week long backpacking trip in Malibu, British Columbia I found that to be absolutely true. Through an organization called Young Life, my friend Elliot, my brother, our Young Life leader...

  • New York City is the epic center of the North of the United States and even though many believe that down here in the South there are only pastures, farms, and wild stock, they are wrong. The South has its own city that could match the greatness of New York City, Atlanta, Georgia.  It has the...

  • With the cost of living and the high gas prices has contributed to many only traveling close to home. I happen to be one of the fortunate ones because my father works for a well-known airline. Our family gets to travel for very little, but our travels can take days. To most people they would love...

  •        This was my first, most impactful adventure of my entire Girl Scout Destination to San Jose, Costa Rica, and Bocas del Toro, Panama. We woke up early that morning, to birds chirping and bugs humming, in our cabin at the base of a rainforest mountain. I knew I had to prepare myself for a...

  • On June 15th, 2009, I departed on an amazing adventure with a group of people from Raleigh, NC to a foreign land, widely known as El Salvador. They called us the “AIM team,” “Ambassadors In Mission,” or sometimes we were identified as “that group of people with the brown shirts.” Our main goal...

  • The brisk air rushes past my figure as I the metal I am standing on shakes and quivers. Through the cargo mesh I can see a man with a parachute looking at me with a strange curiosity. I cautiously look around and see that I am in a plane and the breeze is actually the back hatch of the plane being...

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