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  • My journey began on July 4, 2007, when my grandparents and I headed down to North Carolina.  They decided that making a trip into the mountains to do some gem mining would be a great way to spend time with their only granddaughter.  For me it was a great opportunity to do something that interested...

  • Driving east down the Columbia River Gorge, the weather was perfect. Not too cold, no rain, and a starry, cloud free sky. Perfect weather for taking pictures of star trails. Getting off of I-84 at Rufus, OR, I started the drive up Scott Canyon Road. Coming over the hill, I started to see the red...

  • My time in Vietnam has been mostly influenced by my work with my classmate Ramzi & Cole in a service learning project for a rural handicraft village.It is a typically chaotic Monday afternoon: Cole’s computer has been stolen, there is so much traffic on the streets of Hanoi that the motorcycles...

    Tags: Asia
  • Just before my senior year of high school we moved to another state. I was devastated! And to make matters worse the move was severely stressful. I felt old, tired, and needed a vacation.   Well a few months after the new year my father decided to surprise us; a vacation to Florida! I needed a...

  •                  Travel is a funny thing.  It can make you or break you.  From personal experience I must say that some people are just not cut out with traveling anywhere too distant from their homely suburb or culdesac.  Travel can throw people completely out of their element, force them to think...

  • It was April 2, 2009 and my mission’s team of 12 started out from Detroit Metro Airport. Two flights and seven long hours later, I was in Mazatlan, Mexico, packed into an old, rundown van and heading for the orphanage, Rancho de los Niños. It didn’t take long for me to appreciate this new world,...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I never thought the day would come so soon, but it did. As a birthday gift, for my sweet sixteen, I was going to be traveling to England. Many of my friends had already been to the country, and described all the tourist attractions and such. But I wanted to see it for myself, I was eager to explore...

    Tags: Europe
  • Castles, Cathedrals and Cats, oh my! If there were three things that my trip this past summer had plenty of, those would definitely be at the top of the list. Where do you ask, was the land that possessed a multitude of such treasures? Spain was the destination for my group from Dallas, Oregon,...

  • My trip started off as any normal, long-distance trip starts. I hopped on a plane and hoped that I would find enough entertainment to last the flight, so books are a must on those eight hour flights. I first arrived at the Frankfort airport in Germany through one of Lufthansa’s nicer planes, but...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • France. The one place I’ve wanted to go since I was a freshman. I wanted to hear the sounds of Paris – the accents, the cars, nature; smell the scent of Paris and the food. Most of all, I wanted to see places like the EiffelTower and the Sacré Coeur atop the tallest hill in Paris. I wanted to...

    Tags: Europe

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