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  • She stares at the ground, not believing the amazing location underneath her feet. She looks up at the sky waiting for someone to awake her, to bring her back to the reality of her limited life. After years of not knowing, never leaving the impossible threshold of Ohio finally, she’s here. The...

  •   “Howzit! Welcome to Sud Africa!” That was the first thing I heard stepping off the 18 hour  flight from Washington D.C. It was all so new and exciting, different smells, a new language, a completely new atmosphere, pretty much a new everything. This was only my second time in South Africa in...

    Tags: Africa, Heritage
  • It was the summer of 2011 when some of my family members arrived in New York City.  They live in Colombia and our only chance to spend time together is for a couple of weeks every other summer. Our most recent adventure was a road trip to Niagara Falls with various stops along the way. We woke...

  • The French culture has always been present in my life. My fascination stems from childhood; family members and friends constantly told me that the French culture was refined, the people were sophisticated, and that the cuisine was exquisite. Naturally, I began to form romantic views of France; I...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • The cold winter wind whipped flakes of snow and ice into my eyes, obscuring my vision and preventing me from seeing the trail ahead. Fortunately for me, the dog team pulling my sled knew just where to go, as we sped through the forest, whipping around the bends and bouncing over the snow-packed...

  • Towering, white historical doors awaited us on the other side of the glass windows of the bus. Peace met us at the doors along with our tour guide. Two steps and there I was in the slave forts, where many inhumane situations had taken place. The walls were tattered and the white paint was...

  •              Al-Afadra is a small village in upper Egypt where I first saw dirt roads, a part-time medical clinic, an optional grammar school, and houses built of mud bricks with palm leaf roofs. Several years later, I was told to create a school project that was meaningful to me, whether it...

    Tags: Africa
  • Most high schoolers travel to foreign countries to explore, relax, and enjoy themselves while seeing the country. Yet, the trip I began on June 8th was about soaking in as much information on German horseback riding as possible, and ending as more of a soul search than anything else. Sitting on the...

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    Tags: Africa
  • For as long as time has existed, man has traveled. Some alone and some with friends and family. Sometimes in good fun, sometimes in deep sorrow. On the journey they wear eager faces and unfold eager actions for they are looking to the future of where they will be, or they are sit with boredom...

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