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  • As a little girl, my family and I used to go camping every summer. Ever since I could remember, my vacation nights were spent under the stars and around a camp fire. We would go with family friends and relatives to places like Ocean City Maryland, Lake George New York, and Lancaster Pennsylvania....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I was born in Lansing, Michigan, but I have been so much farther than that. From the time I was 6 months old, I have never gone a year without traveling somewhere. I’ve been to Canada a few times, Mexico multiple times, and 12 out of the 50 states in my 17 years. Each trip was a new experience, an...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • As the African sun ascends over the rooftops of Jinja, Uganda, I lie in my mosquito net-draped bed, never wanting to leave this country. These past few days in Uganda have been ideal. Well--maybe not ideal for everyone. Sure, the toilets are basically holes in the ground, and common munchies...

    Tags: Africa
  • Although I have been travelling internationally since I was three, my trip to Costa Rica was one of the most memorable, colorful and beautiful trips I have undertaken.  Instead of finding volunteer work through a third-party U.S. agency, I connected directly with the wonderful people from Proyecto...

  • My adventure began the day my older brother James decided to join the Marines. Around October of 2011 he went into boot camp and about 13 weeks later he was going to graduate. We lived in Florida and the graduation was going to be in Paris Island South Carolina so my Mom, his girlfriend Brianna,...

  •                 It was summer of 2009 and for the first time I had left my family for 16 days. As I approached the airport, I began to shed tears once again. Not knowing why, I began to question myself if it was because I was leaving my family for 16 days or was it because I have never received the...

  • World Travel. It's pretty self-explaining... Traveling the world. But before I went to Italy my sophomore year, the world I knew consisted of my small town and the high school I attended. Traveling the world was getting in the car and driving to Wal*Mart. Then, that spring I was givin the amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (Augustine) Traveling is something I have been fortunate enough to do my whole life. My dad is a pilot for United Airlines, so I have many destinations I can tell you about. However, I am choosing to tell you about a destination...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • World Youth Day; Sydney Australia; July 15,2008; location cement. As I sat amongst hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world, despite our different cultures, I truly felt like I belonged. it was amazing to have the knowledge that people from such different backgrounds shared the...

    Tags: Pacific
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    Tags: Caribbean

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