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  • "Here goes nothing, I guess," is the thought crossing my mind as I step into Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on July 18th, 2009. My mom was late for work, so I enter alone. I check in, find my gate, and wait to board my flight to Miami where I'll meet up with the other Girl Scouts and our...

  •  As the twenty five of us students with three teachers boarded the plan out of Denver International Airport we were nervous to be going so far from home, but we were excited to be on our own with no parents. We had paid all our fee’s, submitted our applications, typed our essays, packed our bags...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • Never heard of Hayden, Alabama? No surprises there. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Hayden had a population of 444 and no stoplights. Some of its attractions include two lovely Dollar General stores, an abundance of small churches, and a rather charming "Mom-n-Pop" general store called Logan's....

  • Ever since I was a tiny little girl, I have been obsessed with the magical world of Harry Potter. I'm sure many people have, but I'm serious when I say it's been a giant part of my life for twelve years now. And of course, like any other uber-fan, I'd longed to go to Hogwarts, and to be able to...

  • Mexico shares a border with the United States and a large portion of our vast country was once a part of the Estados Unidos Mexicanos. Given our proximity, it is hard to believe that many Americans are ignorant to Mexico's enduring history, distinctive cultural makeup, and welcoming people....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was about mid December of 2007,it was a very cold day, but sunny. I went on a family trip with my boyfriends’ family. This meant so much to me because my family never goes on family trips, so spending time with another family that it’s not mine was like warmth in my heart. We rode up in a van...

  • At 2 o’clock our plane landed at Toncontin International Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. As I peered through a small window on the right side of the plane, I could see the city rising up all around me. Upon exiting the plane, it was clear I was no longer within the comforts of southern Tennessee...

  • As I tossed my bags into the back of a bus bound for Washington D.C., I smiled at my best friend, and we exchanged knowing looks. Our long-term expectation of going to D.C. was finally unfolding before our eyes! It was the summer before my sophomore year, and I was traveling to Washington D.C. for...

  •   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...

  •        If you haven’t been to Destin lately you’re in for a big surprise with all the new activities. If you have never been to Destin, Florida then join me now. Destin is located on highway 98 in the panhandle of Florida between Panama City and Pensacola. It is directly on the Gulf of Mexico and...

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