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  •        After middle school, my parents and I decided that it would be a good idea for me to go to a summer camp alone. We lived in Turkey at that time so our opinion of a good summer camp for me was a program that would improve my English and include fun activities. After a long search of...

    Tags: Europe
  • In late July of 2010, I boarded a flight headed to Denver, Colorado. Along with 45 other youth from the Bay Area Episcopal Diocese, I headed to the Standing Sioux Reservation. Every summer, about 50 high school youth from our area go on a mission trip, during which we do construction and build...

  • It is one thing to read about history in textbooks, but it is another thing entirely to live it.  In January of 2009, during my freshman year, I attended the inauguration of President Obama. I was invited to do so through the National Youth Leadership Conference, a prestigious program seeking...

  • Over the summer of 2010 I went on the trip of a lifetime. I spent ten very short days in Europe with people I had gone to school with; they were almost complete strangers to me. I have always been the quiet girl and have kept to myself, over those ten days everything changed. Not only did I make...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • It is a rare occurrence that a person is able to time a dramatic shift in life. It is a truly unexplainable feeling to be so certain that the comfort and routine of everyday life will be taken away and replaced by the ambiguity of what change will bring. A voice came over the loudspeaker of the...

    Tags: Europe
  •      My make*a*wish experience all started in 2006.  I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer.  I went through chemo treatment for a year and a half.  About six months after I finished, I went on my Make*a*Wish trip to Disneyland in California.  I wanted to go there ever since I was a...

  • Some people travel to the most amazing places and learn so much from different cultures and different experiences that they have. The most amazing travel experience that I had was in the summer of 2008 when I was 16 years old. My family and I went on a Disney Cruise but it wasn’t your typical...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Some people travel the world so they can cross the sites of their bucket list. Leaning Tower of Pisa? Check. Statue of Liberty? Check. I guess I’m not like most people, though, because I’d rather travel the world for the little things. Buckingham Palace is beautiful, but my favorite thing about...

  • The day had finally arrived. After months upon months of planning, I was finally packing my bags, going over checklists, and running to the store to purchase even more unnecessary items. My bags were heavy (because, of course, I couldn't leave anything behind) as I passed them to the baggage...

  • Something about not having running water terrified me. It scared me more than the buzz on the news channels about dangerous drug deals in the country I was planning on visiting. Foolish, vain me was worried about smelling nice and having a flushing toilet. During my spring break of 2010, I traveled...

    Tags: Caribbean

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