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  • Last summer, my school put together a group that was going to go to Spain. We went through a larger, organized tour group called EF Tours. There were at least five other schools from around the US that were traveling with us. Per person, the trip cost about 3000 dollars plus money for food and...

  • As we trekked through the forest, the salty Caribbean Ocean meandered through our naive nostrils. Using my peripheral vision to assure I was following the group, my eyes scanned the ground for tree roots and soldier ants. Finally the heavily packed dirt beneath my feet gave way into sand as we...

  • For my spring break, I had the privilege to go on the Missouri 2010 College Tour. The tour was from March 22 to March 23, and we visited TrumanCollege, University of Missouri-Kansas City, ColumbiaCollege, and CentralMissouriStateUniversity. Our tour group was a mixture of different races for...

  •   A Jewish proverb states that “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” In my experience, this is true in every way. A perfect example is one of my family’s most memorable vacations. During mid-winter break last February, my father thought it would be the perfect time to take a...

  • Five months, three days, and sixteen hours. This is the time it took for me to plan each and every detail for a month long trip through Europe with my sister and my best friend. A major issue however was how we were going to travel to and from seven considerably distant cities, Paris, Bordeaux,...

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  • In the summer of 2009, I took the trip of a teenage lifetime.  I went backpacking at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  It is a High Adventure base for the Boy Scouts of America as well as Boy Scouts from around the world.  I learned from the trip that with people encouraging you,...

  •      Have you ever imagined how it feels like to be ripped apart from your family? I was totally convinced that I was going to graduate, get married and have my kids in Peru; however, destiny had another plan for me. One day, as I came home from school, my mother pronounced those words that changed...

  • Last year, my father took me to meet Kiefer Sutherland, the actor who plays Jack Bauer on Fox's 24. We met him at the Joe Nardone's Gallery of Sound in Edwardsville, Pennsylvania. He was promoting the band, Rocco Deluca and the Burden, a band he signed under his recording company, Ironworks. First...

  • Each sparkling light strung together as if whispering to the moon light sky, that there is always a Tower District, Fresno, CA family willing to keep it lifted above the ground. Tower District is always lit, a banner of yellow lights stretch across the street for blocks reminding passers that it is...

  • The journey of a lifetime. The breathtaking scene of the rocky mountains painting jagged peaks across the horizon. Experiencing John Denver’s “rocky mountain high” for the first time. This was not a vacation; it was a week-long journey at the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Ranch in Villa Grove, Colorado...

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