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  • Seattle  brews of its first Starbucks, statues of pigs in Pike Place Market and a city filled of intellectual morals values. It is true how Seattle is sleepless since the sun goes down by 11pm. It was the summer of 2009 and my family and I were heading to Seattle together for my brother’s college...

  • For my friends, the quaint small town of Boone, North Carolina will always be the first place they saw snow and learned to downhill ski. For me, the cold trip holds warm memories – teaching my friends and reconnecting. The last time I’d been skiing was with my dad, just a few months before he...

  • During Christmas Break in 2011, a small group from Willow Ridge Church, including my father and I, traveled to Haiti in order to support an orphanage in Port Au Prince which was established by our church. Eight of us traveled 1193 miles from Columbia, South Carolina to Port Au Prince, Haiti and...

  • Each year, for our Christmas present, my family goes on an exotic vacation in place of a Christmas present. For those of you who are just now reading my blog, I’ve been gone for over two weeks on this year’s holiday, a cruise around Cape Horn. I’m writing this from the Ezeiza International Airport...

  •  Ich liebe dich.  That may or may not mean anything to you, but to those who speak German it means ‘I love you.’  This summer, I had the opportunity to travel as a People to People Student Ambassador to several European countries where I was able to explore their histories, embrace their culture,...

    Tags: Europe
  •             Every teenage girl holds a countdown to her 16th birthday. It’s on her mind from the day she turns fifteen. Mine was no different.             After being fifteen for a month or so I had already told my dad that I wanted a big celebration for my birthday. So he made me an offer that was...

  • It was early spring of 2012 and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, the lawns were lush, and the sun was warm. We had traveled to D.C. for WAMUNC, a four-day Model United Nations conference at George Washington University with our high school and I was brimming with excitement. I was to...

  •      Taiwan is alternately known as the Ihla Formosa, meaning "Beautiful Island"- a fact that rings very true in my current thinking. Since my childhood, I have gone to visit my family in Taiwan just about once every year.  The connection I feel with Taiwan is due less to my mere exposure to the...

    Tags: Asia
  • My day starts at 3:30am.  There are six of us who have chosen to challenge ourselves to summit Round Top Mountain at 13,804 feet elevation to see the sunrise. I realize that there is more to this challenge than the physical elements of climbing a mountain.  It’s dark and cold as we begin our early...

  •      HI! I am going to tell you all about one of my most memorable family vacations. I am a senior in high school now, but one of my most favorite vacations was a family one in the eighth grade to Okoboji, Iowa. Since my family has six members, we decided on a destination closer to home that...

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