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  • In the summer of 2009, I took a trip to Makati, Philippines, where a new window truly opened up a curious, yet remarkable world for me. Departing off of the plane and stepping into a foreign place, I was thrown off by what my eyes had witnessed. Compared to my small, familiar hometown of Stockton...

    Tags: Asia, Pacific
  •      This summer I did not go to the sandy beaches in the Bahamas or uptown England, but in only eight days I participated in a college tour that traveled back in time through eight states and back, while visiting many different historical black colleges, museums, and landmarks. My journey started...

  • Midland, MI, is the perfect place to settle down. After all the excitement of college and the mid-twenties lifestyle, Midland offers an atmosphere made for raising a family. Many members of this community spend their teen years saying over and over, “I’ll never end up back here,” but most come...

  • Recently I went on a trip to Hawaii to visit my family. I stayed on the island of Oahu for the summer. Everything from the water and scenery to the buildings were beautiful. I enjoyed going to the beach and the shopping malls. I was lucky enough to get to go to the Honolulu Zoo for a day and see...

  • My unexpectedly wonderful trip occurred my freshman year of high school; I had the privilege of traveling to China with my high school band and play during the opening of the Olympics thanks to Music Celebrations International. We arrived via United Airlines to a gray dreary day but an amazing city...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • 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...

  • On June 13, 2010, my mother, grandmother, and I set out on a journey to determine where I shall begin my adult life, a half cross country trip to find my perfect college. While we did discover the perfect college, we also learned many important travel tips, which I am glad to share with you now. 1...

  • Standing sixty floors above the organized chaos of the world’s most populous metropolitan area, the air in my lungs momentarily ceased to exist as my breath was stolen away by the sight before my eyes. Nothing could have prepared me to witness such a magnificent expanse of man-made. Stretching to...

    Tags: Asia
  •    In April of 2008, I took a vacation to Washington, D.C. for the National Young Leaders Conference. I was extremely nervous about my first flight, excited about spending a week with new people, and apprehensive because I was afraid I wouldn't enjoy myself. The week's events were based around...

  • 4:00 AM twisting and turning in a plane seat; I am trying to sleep, but the snores around me keep me alert and awake. To my surprise, I look at the screen from the EL AL television monitor, and discover there is only an hour left. No longer irritated; I am anxious and excited for the arrival. I...

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