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  • I used to mistake traveling for leisure, believing that going abroad was simply an intensely exhilarating expedition. However, I learned otherwise last summer during a six-week home stay in Germany. Upon receiving my letter of acceptance, I began carelessly imagining the fun of living in a...

  • Those eyes. I'll never forget those eyes. They were a stunning copper hue, seasoned like salt with bits of hazel. They were large, naked, a beautiful piece of artwork unframed with kohl and untainted with added, artificial color. Yes, those eyes were naked, and as I looked deep into them from...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, India
  •       A pilgrimage is when an individual travels to a place that has major religious significance to that person.  In the Jewish religion, a pilgrim goes to Israel.  A pilgrim can be any size, religion, or age.  This time, I was the pilgrim, a taller than average twelve-year old Jewish boy...

  •             For almost all of my seventeen years, I have had the privilege of visiting a beautiful little country in Southeastern Europe called Albania. When I was younger, I dreaded when the words “Ilira, we’re going to Albania” came out of my mother’s mouth. These five words were without a doubt...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • My visit to Hong Kong turned out to be a magical two-month hiatus in my life. My father, who had lived in Hong Kong for a year, had asked us to join him as a family there. What optimism I had managed to muster short-circuited as soon as I entered my father’s apartment. Hong Kong is one city...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Sweat poured down my face as we passed under an arch. The path was dangerously narrow here and a daring look down the edge showed us a steep seventy-five foot drop hampered only by a couple of shrubs. "Wait for us!" Mom called out from behind. I turned around to make sure my sister was keeping up....

  •      What is the purpose of travel?  The purpose of travel is to get away and treat ourselves.  The new purpose of travel is to go to others and treat those who can't treat themselves.  This summer I went with my youth group to Costa Rica for a mission trip, made possible by 6:8 Ministries (www....

  •  This past November I was one of four students selected to represent Texas in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. This band is compiled of four outstanding musicians from each state who come together to create an amazing band and have an experience like no other. We learn and memorize...

  • I was in 7th grade when I got the news "we're going on a cruise to the Bahamas!" my brother J.D  told me excitedly, he wasn't supposed to tell me because I tend to get overly excited about things. Words can not even describe how excited I was.  A couple of months passed and the antisipation was...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •    To go on a vacation is a wonderful luxary in which some people do only a few times in their entire life. With the times being how they are and my dad recently being cut from his job, getting away from the stressfull everyday life and enjoying what a beautiful country i live in gave me a whole...

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