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  • This last summer I had the privilege to serve in the impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic with many of my fellow youth group members. We touched them with the material gifts and services we brought, but I’m not sure they knew just how greatly their actions touched our hearts. I was...

  • Soccer in the United States just does not compare to soccer in the rest of the world. People can travel to any part of the world and find a group of kids or adults playing soccer. To most Americans, the Super Bowl may seem like the largest sporting event, but not to people from the rest of the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Nestled in the quiet suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona is the unexpected gem of the city of Surprise. This small town is my home, a place with a culture and people I have come to greatly love. Surprise is near to my heart in numerous ways, and I know that any traveler will agree after their visit....

  •  The sliding glass doors of the small airport in San Jose, Costa Rica opened and exposed me to the brilliant Sun and hundreds of people speaking a language I could hardly understand. I signed up for my youth group’s mission trip for the summer of 2008 not truly knowing what to expect. Even as we...

  •  Even with the Gecko, lost luggage, missed flight, unplanned night in Denver, and serious nausea, it’s my favorite vacation ever.  Those who know me know I love vacations and I love to plan and prepare things, it’s both a blessing and a curse.  So, upon hearing I could plan for my mom and me to go...

  • Put down your jackets and soak up the sun in exotic Cozumel, Mexico! Last February, my family and I traveled to Cozumel on the Carnival Fantasy Cruise Line. We embarked from the Port of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama, and set sail for a memorable five day-four night vacation. Little did I know that I...

  •   Guatemala: colorful, natural, exotic, historical, sunny, tropical, beautiful.   I am from Guatemala.   Guatemala: dilapidated, wretched, destitute, rundown, decaying, broken.   I am from Guatemala.   I never wanted to be from Guatemala. I was an American; a full-blooded born and raised Jersey...

  • Before I begin, let me be clear: I am no stranger to long car rides. With my paternal family settled in southern New Jersey, and my maternal relatives mainly scattered around Montréal, the drive over the Verrazano Bridge and up the I-95 from our home on Long Island was a familiar and unremarkable...

  • “Yes, French girls shave their legs”, I repeated over and over to my intrigued friends and family. “And no, the French did not invent the word ‘surrender’.” Although the French are usually convicted of these things jokingly by the average American teen, stereotypes still provoke a sense of wonder...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • The first steps out of the airplane, the gush of the humid air. The rustle of people, as they carry their belongings, the greetings of the stewardesses and pilots, the atmosphere encompassing me. I quickly follow the steps of my mother, as she leads the way into the airport. The cool rush of the...

    Tags: Asia

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