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  • There are things a person learns when they find them self in a wheelchair.  For instance, how water fountains are never user-friendly, and how to adjust to being eye-level with something no one wants to see. However; in most cases, people in chairs have to learn how to travel. Whether it be...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Only a few months prior to the time that I now write this, I sat in a small, dingy little log cabin just north of Flagstaff, Arizona; it was still Spring then. Outside, the evergreens stood resolutely like a swarm of strangers looking round for something they could not find, while inside the cabin...

  • This past summer, I was privileged to be able to go to the Dominican Republic with the youth group from my church. We went through a program called UNTO, an organization that helps third world countries around the world and focuses on spiritual, medical, and educational needs of the citizens of...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •               After a twenty-eight hour bus ride, I stepped down onto solid ground. It was great to finally be at our destination in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was there with my Michigan church youth group to be involved in the National Youth Gathering, or NYG, which is a gathering of Lutheran high...

  • Last summer, my school put together a group that was going to go to Spain. We went through a larger, organized tour group called EF Tours. There were at least five other schools from around the US that were traveling with us. Per person, the trip cost about 3000 dollars plus money for food and...

  • My essay is going to be on my Bahama vacation.My father and his fiancee took my sister and I on our first out of the country vacation to Paradise Island in the Bahamas.We had to get our first passports which took very long to get.As we got closer we all got so excited for our first trip.Going...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •               I was frozen in terror; my mother wanted to poke it. A spider. Big as a saucer, and furry too, it sat placidly in the corner of our bathroom ceiling, unaware of the heart palpitations it was causing me. Before it was time to return home though this encounter would seem a distant...

    Tags: Asia
  • Traveling to Australia was a life-changing experience full of excitement, knowledge, and realization. When I was only 13 years old, I traveled to the Land Down Under for 17 days where I became a more mature and cultured young girl. I traveled to Australia without my family, but with fellow boys and...

    Tags: Pacific
  • October 29th, 2012. Unfortunately, this was the dreaded day Hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. A category 3 hurricane, houses were left flooded and power lines were tangled everywhere. That week, everything felt unreal. For one thing, the electricity wasn't restored until 6 days later. Due to this,...

    Tags: New Jersey, USA
  • I was not ready for this. I mean, come on! I was going to be separated from my boyfriend, all my friends, and anyone I even just KNEW for an entire week and a half! How lame. I was sort of excited, but I did not want to let it show as I said my final goodbyes to my friends. So, Day 1. We drove to...

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