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  • I walk through the dirt covered path, my head down, as the scent of burning trash fills my nose. I hear the faint screams of a child nearby, and look up to see a group of boys playing a makeshift game of soccer, using a ball made of old newspaper and rope. As I continue walking, I’m struck by a...

    Tags: Africa
  • In June 2008, I went to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. I went with my Girl Scout Travel Group as part of an EF Tour. Let me tell you, it was the best place I’ve ever been. There was so much to see and do, I would love to go back again one day, maybe even live there for a while. Japan was a...

    Tags: Asia
  • DAY 1 It was unbearable and I felt as though I could hardly breathe. The weather was extremely humid and to this day, I’ve never experienced anything like it. I was afraid for the next nine days I had to spend here as my first vacation trip. However, that was simply the first day and in this...

  • I’ve always thought that I knew any and everything about the civil war.  The week of December 26, 2009, my mother took my brother and I on what she called, “a civil rights tour”.  I didn’t think there would be any way that I could enjoy myself on an educational vacation.  However, I learned a lot...

  • 'The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.' This was a quoted from St. Augustine. This quote is so true because the last trip I went on taught me to look out and search for the truth.   On December of 2006 I was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to travel to the...

    Tags: Africa
  •         During this last winter break I went to Kumarakom, Kerala, India, which is one of India’s finest resorts. My family and I stayed at the Radisson Resort which was a five star hotel directly on the waters. We spent three days experiencing a complimentary massage in the number one Ayurvedic...

    Tags: Asia
  •  Being a California native, there are certain aspects of life that I have naturally become accustomed to warm air, crowded roads, and the undeniable urge to sing “California Gurls” in the car with the windows rolled down. While these sensations are familiar and welcomed, I am still entirely...

  • I have always been involved with my church, taking part in activities and trips, and growing with other youths in my faith. When I was younger, high schoolers would come back from a summer week at LOGOS East, a retreat in Virginia. They were full of stories and songs and declarations of faith, and...

  • This summer 2011, I was privileged enough to travel to Costa Rica and volunteer at a turtle station. Poachers are a major issue in Costa Rica because they steal turtle eggs right off the beaches to sell. It's 5 o'clock and our group is standing on the sandy beaches of Costa Rica. The weather...

  • We were on a mission. There was a dance that night in the middle of the Amsterdam for America, Holland, Brazil, Congo, Spain, France, England,Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and a few other countries. It was a big end of our trip dance that all athletes from the American soccer team were invited to,...

    Tags: Europe

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