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  • In February of 2009, I learned several things about my life, through a trip to Haiti. First and foremost, Haiti is a poor country. Over 80% of the people are unemployed, and have no way to get a job, or provide for their families. I learned that I had won the “lottery of life,” according to my...

  • I let my forehead hit the window of our family's giant blue Suburban. I could not believe that we had sunk so low as to visit a wood-carving museum. I had gotten used to Ohio, but a woodcarving museum in Ohio was a whole new level of lameness.      Growing up in the wealthy college town of Ann...

  • 0900 hours. Dachau, Germany. The tour bus comes to a slow halt as I lift my head to peer outside the window. All are silent as we exit the bus. The air around us held eeriness as the tour guide begins to elaborate on the rules and guidelines. My eyes wander as I take in the manicured area. A...

  •               One of my life goals is to travel the world. Spain, Italy, Great Britain. You name it, I’ll go.  I haven’t even been out of the country yet and I’m already seventeen. However, this summer I got the chance to travel across the US and back!             In late April, my cousin Hannah...

  •  I look out at the water as I tap my pencil against the blank page. Why Monhegan Island? At the end of my senior year of high school, twelve students including myself and three teachers packed up our gear and headed for a week on Monhegan Island in Maine. This trip was the end to an amazing...

  • Several Christmases ago my family and I took a trip down to Florida to visit my Grandma Betty and Grandpa Steve. On the way down my Mom managed to convince my Dad to take a side trip to Washington DC for educational purposes. Unfortunately for us this just happened to be around four thirty, right...

  • On November 14, 2006, after chasing the sun across the Pacific for nearly fourteen hours, I touched down at Kansai International Airport, just south of Osaka, Japan, in the pitch dark, and stood for the first time on non-American soil. I was now in the Nippon-koku, Land of the Rising Sun.I was...

    Tags: Asia
  • The summer of 2011, my sister and I had taken a trip to Northern France to visit our aunt, uncle, and cousin who have a summer house there. We were to stay there for a month to earn knowledge and understanding of other parts of the world. It was our vacation so we figured we might as well make it...

    Tags: Europe, France
  • While we all love excitement, my family has never been known for its dedication to thrill seeking. But when some good friends asked us to go sledding with them, we immediately agreed. After all, how often does the chance to sled down [url=http://www.siggen.at/en/tobogganing-on-wildkogel-the-...

    Tags: Europe
  • The fat white man gave us the last bit of advice: “Rule number three: In Jamaica time is not of the essence. Every meal will be in the morning at noon, and in the evening. The sun will come up and go down around the same time everyday; so don’t say dinner is late or it’s time for bed just relax...

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