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  •                  I actually wasn’t all too thrilled. I had always thought that cruises were for snooty rich people who had nothing better to do. I had no idea what was waiting for me: the memories I would receive and how my life would be changed. After hours of flying, we arrived in Florida, where...

  •  The jungle of Peten, Guatemala changed my life. On April 9, 2008 I led a team of 31 students and six adults on a service trip there.  At 3 a.m., we boarded a bus to JFK to catch our first of three planes, eventually arriving on a small runway in Flores, Guatemala. From there we drove for two hours...

  •  Everything was packed into the mini-van; the drum set, the guitar amps, the bass amp, and the guitars. Nick got out of his truck and walked up to meet Jake and me in my driveway. “Everything packed?” Asked Nick.  “Yeah,” I said. “Thanks for the help, jerk.” Nick slapped me in the head. Still...

  • Ever since I was little, my family has taken a trip to Ocean City, Maryland. But over the years, it's been a little boring and sometimes tiring. On a Saturday every summer at 6 a.m., the annual family trip to Ocean City begins. We've even developed a usual sitting arrangement after many arguments...

  • It was December 17, 2004; I peeked out of the cockpit window into the endless ocean of frozen darkness. A wave of disbelief and anxiety rushed over me. Only ten hours ago had I left the United States, the country that I had called home for nine years. Now, I was riding aboard this monster bird that...

    Tags: Asia
  • We spend much of our lives trying to be something we are not. Whether one is aiming for a spiritual, social, or physical goal, we’re always headed somewhere. The future is a vast abyss, that you can not see the end of. Your field of view can only go so far. As well, the past is a quickly fleeting...

  • In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue...oh wait, that wasn't us.  But, I guess it kind of was.  We started off by loading up the blue SUV for a long trek across this great land known as the United States.  My dad loves history and wanted to visit Gettysburg.  I thought, great just what I wanted...

  •                 Last year my family and I took a once- in- a- lifetime vacation to Italy! Our first leg of the trip took place in the hustle and bustle city of Rome. We spent our three days in a cozy apartment we rented off of Flipkey. I was ready to get out and see what the great city of Rome...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • Traveling in France and Italy brought excitement and adventure into my life. It is an experience that is unforgettable, where memories of trekking through the ruins of Pompeii and climbing the EiffelTower are everlasting. The school planned trip gave me the opportunity to learn more about different...

    Tags: Europe
  • My legs were on fire, the sun was so hot my shirt was glued to my back with a layer of sweat; I had already sacrificed my body to the mosquitoes and continuously itched. Why was I subjecting myself to such conditions? My family’s annual camping trip to Twin Lakes/Mono Village, California. We had...

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