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  • In April of 2009, I traveled along with 27 other students and 4 teachers from Elmont Memorial High School on an eight-hour flight to Madrid, Spain. The first thing we did when we arrived, was get onto our tour bus and drive about two hours to our hotel, which was in the center of Madrid, Hotel...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • I had passed through Charleston many times before; stopping for doctor appointments and had always felt close to the city, but never before had I experienced it quite this way. I had become disabled due to a genetic illness two years before, which sometimes confines me to a wheelchair. Although a...

  • My nose wrinkled at the stench of sweat and horse poop.  The magnificent creatures I saw on TV and in magazines was NOTHING like the gigantic, smelly beasts I encountered on my first day volunteering at the barn on Camp Bette Perot.  I was located near Palestine, Texas at Camp Bette Perot, a Girl...

  •                For years I had dreamed of going on a mission trip. A chance to be able to express my love for service and kids was fast approaching. I was walking through the airport with this surreal feeling of happiness, excitement, and little bit of nervousness. It was my first time out of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • For my spring break, I had the privilege to go on the Missouri 2010 College Tour. The tour was from March 22 to March 23, and we visited TrumanCollege, University of Missouri-Kansas City, ColumbiaCollege, and CentralMissouriStateUniversity. Our tour group was a mixture of different races for...

  • Secluded out in the middle of the ocean, just off the coast of Florida awaits white beaches, unimaginably clear ocean water, and the atmosphere of the perfect island getaway. Never without a refreshing feel to the air, Paradise Island, Bahamas is a wonderful vacation destination.   Although my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Summer of 2009 I traveled as a student ambassador for People to People. The program’s destinations were the Imperial Capitals of Europe traveling to Eastern Europe and Russia. This trip is one that I will never forget and one memory that will stay with me forever happened in Berlin, Germany. On...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • “Vous-allez où?” the voice inquires, I think, from the open taxi window. “Great,” I think to myself, “He better speak English.” I slide into a mid-90’ Renault. The seats produce a puff of dust as I slam my bag onto the seat. The days of smiling cabbies and leather seats of the London bred...

    Tags: Europe
  •      Just landing at the Long Beach Airport, my cousin woke me up announcing "We're here, this didn't take as long as i thought it would; so, Greg how did you like your first plane ride?" I exclaimed "It's more to it." Not to mention we brought along my older cousin, her brother, his mother,  my...

  • “Upon our recent landing and arrival, I would like to welcome you all to Negril, Jamaica!" the pilot's voice booms over the airplane’s speakers. Excitement rushes through everyone and the plane comes to a halt on the runway, as the airplane cabin fills with hoots, hollers and a round of applause....

    Tags: Caribbean

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