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  • In late July of 2014, I retracted back to my “home” village in the Dominican Republic for a week. By joining the Village Mountain Mission the year before with my mom, and building homes for impoverished and stranded families, I fell in love with not only mission work but also a village called...

  • Soccer is a beautiful sport. Why? It is known worldwide and anyone can play it. So when I decided what I should do on my recent trip to Haiti, I knew exactly what would bring joy and smiles to faces which have just been affected by the horrible earthquake. Prior to my trip, I went on a...

  • Last summer on the flight back to my birthplace, I look out the window of the plane to see the city lights fade into the engulfing white clouds and into the green and brown patches below. And as we crossed into the other hemisphere of the world, I wondered how it would be. I remember when we left...

    Tags: Asia
  • When my family and I ventured through three cities in Italy (Rome, Florence, and Milan) a month ago in June, I made sure to compile a list of tips that might be helpful for others who might be traveling to the same locations. Keep in mind that when we went, it was the end of June and therefore, 1....

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  • The warm, salty breeze stung my nostrils, and the sweet sound of steel pan drums seemed to mimic the rhythm of my heart. Paradise had been found. The beach was the perfect utopia, a completely peaceful and serene getaway complete with Caribbean music and refreshing tropical drinks, Tabyana Beach....

  • Prior to my trip to China, I hadn’t grasped the idea that I was actually going to walk the streets of Beijing, Xi’ an, and Shanghai. But the very second I stepped out of that airport I was bombarded with emotions I can hardly put words to. I met our tour guide whose name was Sean, his English was...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • When some says to you, "I'm going on vacation!" most people think Paris, Hawaii, or Las Vegas. Well I have the privilege of being able to travel somewhere different, somewhere that most people don't really know about. For my winter vacation this past year I went to Bosnia and Herzegovina. This may...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever since I was a little kid I have always been curious and fascinated by mountains. Just the mere sizes of mountains, along with their overall beauty, have made me always drawn to them. When I found out that I was going to Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, I was ecstatic. I had studied the...

  • YIA-SOU!  (hello in Greek).   My name is Lea and I want to share with you my vacation experience.  I hope to give you a little insight into the untold places and activities available you don’t find in the travel books.  Also, I’d like to give you my idea of how to become part of the culture and...

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