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  • My trip to St. Louis in 2006 has been one of the most fun vacations I’ve ever experienced. Even though I grew up here, being home of the arch and the St. Louis Cardinals meant more to me on this trip back. Everything took on a different meaning and meant so much more, now living in a different city...

  •       Michael Condori March 16,2009 A significant event that happened to me was the trip I took to Peru last summer. I went to Peru with my family and we had a somewhat good time. We went to visit my cousin and many different places in Peru. Before I went to Peru, I was wondering whether things...

  • When it comes to religion, everyone believes something. Weather it is that there is no god, there are many gods, or there is only one god. Although I am a Christian, i used to often wonder why there are so many other beliefs and religions. It made me think that maybe, my religion was all wrong...

  • “What will tomorrow be like?” I asked myself as I ate my first meal as an official exchange student, an overpriced Käsebrot, or a cheese sandwich, in a busy cafe in the middle of Frankfurt Airport. I was sitting with my fellow youth ambassadors of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) and...

  • Probably my greatest vacation experience was in 2007 when I went for a month with my family and some more extended family from Seattle to the beautiful island of Gozo, off of Malta. Now, i would assume very few people actually know anything about Gozo, which is sad, because it's truly an amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  • Ever since I was a little girl, I have always wanted to explore the world.  I was always interested in meeting new people and embracing their culture.  I have wanted to travel to different exotic places all my life.  I want to understand the lives of other people  and what its like to "walk a...

  • We were warned. Miss Wood, the teacher who led the U.S. and Ghana Exchange Program, had spent months hammering Ghanaian culture into our heads. We watched documentaries, looked at pictures, and read National Geographic articles. Having been well educated, I was conscious that in Ghana it would be...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • Caprock Canyon     Caprock Canyon is home to 15,313.6 acres of land that were once home to multiple Native American tribes and now non existent wildlife. My experience there happened two years ago when I was a freshman in high school on a trip with my biology class. I was very excited for my...

  • I didn’t understand why my uncle wasn’t shutting the car window as the man walked towards the car with a large stick in his hand. I looked down at the electronics on the middle console in the car, then back at the two young children in the back of the car, and couldn’t help but feel a wave of panic...

    Tags: Africa
  • New Orleans' humidity leaves beads of sweat on my nose like early morning dewdrops on flowers. The heat, along with the distant but ubiquitous melodies of jazz, leaves me feeling languid as I stroll the streets of NOLA, the city dubbed “The Big Easy”, and rightfully so. Although the nickname was...

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