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  • Whoosh! My ears ache and my classmate is sweating profusely but I don't care. I had been waiting five years for this flight. Waiting for a chance to leave the country with a group of people my own age, and practice my Spanish skills.   My school hosted its biannual Spanish trip, and I could finally...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Sequoia. A breath taking sight to behold no matter what season. A haven for people seeking an escape from their daily stressful routines. The park is blessed with wise old trees towering at unbelievable heights. If you visit the forest you will be left with an unforgettable experience just as I...

  • A couple years ago, my family and I went on a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea. We visited the countries of Spain, France, Italy, and England. It might have been a dream trip, but it didn't start off too well. When we arrived in Barcelona, Spain, the baggage claim was in a different terminal. So we...

    Tags: Europe
  • For 17 exciting days in June of 2009, I experienced the trip of a lifetime! I traveled to the beautiful country of Australia with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. This program offers life-changing educational travel opportunities to destinations around the world for students in...

    Tags: Pacific
  • The Lost Horizon was the name of the title of James Hilton’s 1933 novel that told of a mystical place called Shangri-la, lost in the mountains of Tibet.           2009: eighty-six years after the novel’s publication, I found my self lost in the tranquility of the mountains of a location named after...

    Tags: China, Exploring
  • In April 2009, three Spanish classes at my school had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for a missions trip. The trip was not open to every student in the classes; the limit was eight students. Our teacher had an interview process; we were asked why we wanted to be a part of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   Salina Tewolde        “Benvenuto!” was the first thing our tour director said to us when we arrived in Rome, Italy. Our group of 52 was eager and anxious to leave the airport and explore the new foreign country. As soon as we stepped out of the airport, we already saw major differences that...

  • Every summer since I was seven, my dad has taken me on a baseball trip. We visit a couple different stadiums around the country each year. Not only do we see a game in each city; we also experience that particular city's culture and local attractions. My favorite and most inspiring trip was in 2008...

  • Pitch dark, ten degrees hotter than outside, a stench of manure. I can barely make out the outline of a woman, or rather a girl of twenty, who sits in silence as she feeds her baby. My arms are constricted and my back is hunched. The domed composition of the structure allows for abundant ground...

    Tags: Africa
  •             As the evening grew darker, our EF group walked through the streets of Paris, heading to one of the most spectacular tourist sites in the world…the Eiffel Tower.  It was the fifth day of our trip around Europe, and our group included schools from Michigan, Wyoming, and Idaho.  The...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris

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