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  • In the midst of embarking on the most incredible journey of my young life I stepped on my flight with the clothes on my back and a small bag of medications- without a baggage claim ticket in sight. I was on my way to spend three weeks in Northern Thailand living in hill tribes and working with the...

    Tags: Asia
  • My mother is Irish and Italian and my father is Puerto Rican. They are both strong believers that my siblings and I should be proud of our heritage and learn about our culture. So, three years ago we took a family vacation to Puerto Rico. Not only did I learn about the culture and my heritage, but...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Friday afternoon, about two hours after we were dismissed from school for the weekend, our adrenaline is pumping and we cannot sit still. My twin sister and I just turned sweet sixteen six weeks ago and we FINALLY get to celebrate with a weekend vacation at Daytona Beach with two of our closest...

  • The cool breeze flickers in the air, momentarily relieving my skin from the scorching sun. As we follow our tour guide, I notice how perfectly the tree’s green leaves complement the blue sky. I snap a picture with one thought in my mind: this place is too peaceful to be a concentration camp. I...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • Three years ago, my family and I went on an extraordinary tubing experience down the Dan River.  Thinking this memorable day trip would be a refreshing and relaxing vacation, it turned into an exhausting and frantic day.  Arriving at the Dan River Campground, my family took a ten minute bus...

  • Dry brush, boulder-filled mountains, and a famous bakery of all-American apple pies, are the day-to-day sites I see in my life at home in the inlands of southern California.  Soon these sites would all change dramatically, and through the wonders of travel, I would alight in the other half of my...

    Tags: Europe
  • Even before my crew of 13 (nine boys and four dads) had arrived at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico, we’d heard the stories of Black Mountain.  I didn’t believe them, I mean who would?  Near vertical slopes, loose rocks, and an all but nonexistent trail? We told ourselves that it was impossible,...

  • For our 8th grade trip at Jackson Middle School we travelled to our nation's capital in Washinton D.C. We stopped in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania along the way to see the famous battleground and cemetery where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. The trip was comfortable and relaxing since...

  • During spring break of my sophomore year, I traveled to Ecuador with five other students from my school.  We lived with families outside of Quito for three weeks while we attended school, worked on our Spanish skills, visited popular sites in and around Quito, and just experienced a different...

  • On Saturday, March 31st I set off for a life changing trip. I was going to Russia on a mission trip with my church. We got to Russia on Sunday, April 1st.   Severely jetlagged, we walked around Red Square in Moscow. On Monday we arrived in Kaluga, Russia where we would spend the rest of the week....

    Tags: Europe

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