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  •      The first time I left the country by myself, I was two months away from my last year of high school, with hundreds of domestic flights under my belt. I had only one stamp on my passport – a green rectangle from my trip to Italy with my parents the summer before. On that first international...

    Tags: Asia
  •         Two summers ago I got the opportunity to travel to Italy not only was it the experience of a lifetime, I also discovered that my dream of providing medical care was not only limited to America. Going to Italy was the first time I traveled without my family which was an experience that made...

    Tags: Europe
  • The rocks shift beneath my feet as I draw a long breath and slip the heavy pack from my shoulders. Pulling the water bottle from the side pocket, I choose a nearby log as the first of many resting places on the long hike. The sun streams into the clearing, making the leaves dance as the wind blows...

  • After a hectic year in which cancer, misfortune, and illness infected our lives, my family found it a relief to finally be able to go on a vacation. It had been over a year since we had been out of state - and with good reason too: my mother had been fighting off an aggressive form of lymphoma. A...

  •        Six months ago, I received a letter inviting me to the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine at UC Berkeley.  I have always had an interest in science and was considering going into the medical field. My mother and grandparents drove me to UC Berkeley from Los Angeles. Before...

  •       “If you ever get the opportunity to go on a mission’s trip, go!” I remember hearing my pastor saying that to our church congregation on a Sunday morning a week into my sophomore year of high school. He was explaining that twenty five teens and ten adults were going to the DreamCenter in Los...

  •   During the summer of 2012, I took a trip to Greece and Rome with EF Tours with a group of students from my school. Rome is beautiful in the summertime. It is literally an eternal city. Every day is a step in someone else’s footsteps. Julius Caesar, Socrates, Plato, and even Michelangelo...

    Tags: Europe
  • Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number.That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D. Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number. That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009, in a crowd...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
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    Tags: Asia
  • Family vacations never seem to go as planned. No matter how early we plan to leave, we always peel out two hours past the time scheduled. No matter how few rest stops we plan to take, every thirty minutes another person requires a toilet. As a family of five, each having their own needs, travel...

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