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  • As I walked into the house, the first things I noticed were the sound of the radio blaring and the sight of baby chicks wandering around the cement floor. A frail woman, seated in a plastic lawn chair, greeted us kindly, welcoming us to her modest home. I looked around the room we were standing in...

  • The big city of New York had always been on my list of places to go. As seen in the movies, the tall buildings and the thousands of people seem to make it all the more inviting! Traveling here with ninety-four other people was ecstatic! We saw many places and I would highly recommend to anyone...

  •      As a child I remember taking trips to Mackinaw Island and biking along the sapphire waves. Traverse City was an oasis of wilderness views and sunsets by the lake. And then, there was Detroit.      As rays panned my window pane, my dad sped across the interstate to our hotel. The sky line didn'...

  •                 With a Chipotle burrito warming my hand, the bus driver turned the key to the ignition, and the grey hound bus was inching its way away from our families that we would see, after what we hoped to be a fun, action packed week. Six hours went by, my legs were beginning to cramp and...

  • It's summer time and we're boarding the plane that will take us to our connecting flight in Chicago.  I cannot sit still.  After two years apart I get to see one of my friends who is like a sister to me.  We met in 2006 when I participated in the Ulster Project.  Gillian was the girl that stayed...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Erika Espinal 7/31/10                                                                           Traveling on my own   How many of you are terrified of being on planes or even hate the idea of getting close to one? Well what If I was to tell you I wasn’t what if I told you that I was actually in...

  •   An Experience of a Lifetime      The anticipation was over as we landed in Denmark and our chests pounded with excitement for the ongoing adventures that we were about to endure. As we walked sleep deprived, I was speechless as we made our way through the dreary weather to the coach bus...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •   We visited the zoo in Lusaka with our buddies from Birdland Elementary School during what was one of the most exciting days of the trip. The field trip gave us a chance to bond with the younger kids and sincerely get to know them. Among some of the animals we saw were lions, zebras,...

  • There I was in Kibera-- the largest slum of Kenya. I had been selected for Loyola Academy’s East Africa immersion trip. Graduates of Saint Aloysius, a school which serves HIV/AID affected young people, showed us their homes in the slums. Kibera was overpopulated and overrun with garbage and feces....

  •  In the winter of 2005, my Grandmother on my mother’s side invited me to travel with her to Guerrero Negro, Mexico to see the whales that travel there to lagoons in order to mate and give birth to their young. I excitedly accepted the invitation and we were scheduled to meet our tour guides in San...

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