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  • I couldn't believe it: I was finally in Kenya. My mom and I had prepared four months for this two-week summer trip. I was so excited to visit Africa; after all, none of my friends ever had the chance to go there, and I would have all the cool stories to tell when I got back.   Every day, I would...

    Tags: Africa
  • When I decided to travel with Heart to Honduras to the remote village of Robledales for a medical mission trip, I was hoping to gain some medical experience, participate in a new culture, and practice my Spanish. However, I learned something much more valuable. The simplicity of life and the...

  • Anxiously waiting to get on the road, I began to imagine how the ribs would taste in my mouth as I ripped the meat off the bones. I started to taste a variety of flavors, sauces, and seasonings. I was brought back into my surroundings when my mother announced that we were leaving. At that moment we...

  • In January 2010, I got my first chance to go overseas - it was also my first time out ot the USA! I wanted to go to Africa with my church so badly! I was willing to work for it. I raised all my money, I filled out all the forms, and I was ready to go! I went with my mother and  24 others to...

  • Last summer, specifically the week when June ended and July started, my family and I traveled to Clayton, New York for our annual vacation—a vacation that was full of fun and silliness. We were up at our family camp on Mason Point, where our camp is quite literally on the St. Lawrence River.  Let...

  •               In the summer of 2011, my family and I had the opportunity to visit India (for the third or fourth time) to see our relatives and see the wondrous, historic landmarks of India as well. We first arrived in a state called Kerala, where our relatives are located.  From there we took a...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •           I always thought that when people go on vacation, they escape troubles at home, get away from the nagging at work, and want to get alone time.  Everyone tends to go somewhere extravagent and blisfull, and expect to have the best time wherever they are.  I was one of those people; this...

  •   We had just completed the Double Hawaiian rapid of the Pigeon River, and a breathtaking sunset in the distance was our reward for a day of hard work. I closed my eyes and laid back in the red solo boat that had carried me faithfully down so much intense whitewater that summer, and I relished in...

  • Every morning I opened up my bedroom door to the spectacular view of high tide crashing into el camino palmero, as I like to call it. As shown in the video, the view of the waves at the end of this walk was breathtaking. But some mornings were a little less quiet. My very first day I woke up to...

  • Four years ago, my mother took my friend and me to Six Flags America in Maryland. It was the year I decided to brave Superman: Ride of Steel, the tallest, most imposing roller coaster in the park. Rising twenty stories high at its peak, the Superman was clearly visible from the parking lot. It...

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