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  • Superman, Spiderman, and Batman all risk their lives to save the world.  Although average teenagers cannot fulfill these impressive tasks, help can be offered in minute ways. “We can do no great things- only small things with great love,” stated Mother Teresa, a Catholic missionary.  She spent her...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I sat as first chair in the Honors Band, ready to play an unbelievably difficult saxophone solo. Well, that’s what I visualized in my head at least, but things didn’t turn out exactly that way. I traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona for a second summer at the Curry Music Camp, housed at NAU (Northern...

  • My parents and I desperately seek cold water, food, and air conditioning. I feel the sweat trickle down my back as we trudge through the tourist-ridden streets of the French Quarter. My aching feet beg for relief and my neck stings from the relentless sun. I ask myself why my parents decided to...

  •     The Brainerd Lakes Area is one of the most fascinating areas in Minnesota. Known, obviously, for its 460+ lakes, Brainerd is the place to visit if you are looking to get away from the stress of life. The Brainerd Lakes Area consists of the city of Brainerd plus 25 miles in any direction....

    Tags: Minnesota, USA
  • I’ve always wondered about the possibility of having two real homes, and looking back at that moment, my heart couldn’t have felt happier to have the chance to go to China, where a lifetime adventure was waiting for me to spend with family and friends. Nevertheless, the thought of leaving home...

    Tags: Asia
  • My trip to Discover Cove wasn’t far, but it has been my most memorable and self-developing adventure. For my sweet 16 my family went to Discovery Cove since Ive always wanted to swim with dolphins. And that’s what I did. I swam with a dolphin named Dexter and fed it raw fish and ice cubes, making...

  •  Our camping adventure began the night prior to the actual excursion. There were four of us. My girlfriend (Kristen), my two best friends (Dan and Matt) and I, all wanted to go out camping at the suggestion of my significant other. She insisted it would be a walk in the park considering she and...

  •       It was March fifth of 2010, four in the morning and I was feeling excited about my trip to San Francisco. We had been planning this trip since the beginning of the year, to make a video for students with questions about university. We had researched about different questions high school...

  • The most essential item for a woman climbing 19,340 ft Mount Kilimanjaro is the Sani-Fem Freshette Feminine Urinary Director sold for $22.95 on www.REI.com. I had done lots of hiking in the Colorado Rockies before I departed on my school sponsored Kilimanjaro expedition at age seventeen but that...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  •  Since October of 2009, my summer was set. I was going to spend the month of July in New York City, taking fashion classes at FIT. It was my dream to spend weeks in New York by myself, studying fashion; it could not have been more perfect. My parents were just about to lay down the check in March,...

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