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Higher and higher in the sky, my relationship with my dad started to form. Since I was a little girl my dad has never been home a lot, this is due to the fact that he owns a big business and is always traveling. Three summers ago when i was 13 my dad decided to take me on a father daughter trip...Tags:
As you step out of the train, you quickly notice the crisper, cooler air of the Indian town of Kathgodam compared to that of populated cities like Delhi. The Himalayan Mountains stand tall in the backdrop, making you wonder what could possibly lurk in its vast greenery. In many spots on the...Tags:
Last summer, I spent ten days on a mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica with my church youth group, through an organization called Adventures in Missions (www.adventuresinmissions.com). I signed up for the trip expecting a fun week in the Caribbean with my friends, but little did I know...Tags:
On May 25thto May 29th 2012, I went to South Haven, Michigan. In this new city; I laughed and relaxed and was able to appreciate something more than just myself. I went with my mom, my brother, and my best friend, Erica. I do not prefer my mom’s 2009 Honda accord, especially when it’s filled with...Tags:
New Orleans or BustIt was the weekend of Easter and we figured that it would be a pleasant drive with great weather. Who would have thought that it would be snowing in the middle of April as the Easter baskets were prepared? We were headed down to New Orleans to see my older brother before he was...Tags:
On the morning of June 16, 2012, my team and I touched ground in Haiti, prepared for the devastation but also thankful for the chance to help. As we traveled through Port-au-Prince, the sights brought feelings of both awe and sorrow over the beauty of the country and the disastrous...Tags:
A question I am often asked is what would I like to do with my life. The answer is not so simple, it is impossible for just one thing to sum up all my aspirations. I want to see the world, speak multiple languages, meet amazing people, and most of all help others. This all began with my...Tags:
Many young people take advantage of their travels, looking at the sights and soaking up all that location has to offer. My trip to Laos was a trip that I'll never forget and it changed my life forever. In early 2008, my family decided to go down the path of becoming missionaries to a impoverished...Tags:
My family has an impeccable sense of timing when it comes to planning vacations, and my first trip to Europe was no exception. We arrived at the Athens International Airport on June 29th, 2011, one of the first major days of planned widespread strikes and riots against the proposed austerity...Tags:
“WELCOME TO ARMENIA” the sign in the airport terminal read. What made it special, though, was that it was written in Armenian and I could read it. Too tired from the flight to think, it wasn’t until we had left Zvartnots Airport and arrived at the Ani Plaza Hotel that it finally dawned on me: this...Tags: