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  • First, a 12 hour flight from Denver non-stop to the Munich Airport. A three hour wait in Munich, and then a hop on a puddle jumper that takes you to Vienna, spending another hour and a half on the cramped plane. Another hour passes taking the bus into the heart of Vienna, where the Monarch Band and...

    Tags: Europe
  • The most essential item for a woman climbing 19,340 ft Mount Kilimanjaro is the Sani-Fem Freshette Feminine Urinary Director sold for $22.95 on www.REI.com. I had done lots of hiking in the Colorado Rockies before I departed on my school sponsored Kilimanjaro expedition at age seventeen but that...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • My adventure to Spain and France was the highlight of my life. My trip started before the other travellers. The night before I departed, I lay in bed thinking of everything that was going to unfold over the next thirteen days. I thought of the food, the people, but most of all, the dreams and...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain
  • Mexico has been a part of me since I was born. Although, I never remember a time where I last went, I dreamed about the opportunity to revisit it again. This day soon arrived when my family and I planned a visit to go to Guadalajara. The airport in Tijuana was filled with people rushing to go to...

  • When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, the first thought that comes to mind is gambling, right? Well, that is partially true of this city of lights, but there is a much bigger Las Vegas I visited over the summer months and had an awesome time as a teenager! I felt like I went around the world in just...

  • One moment can change a life either subtly or exultantly. While on a missions trip about an hour outside of Quito, Ecuador, my team and I stayed in a little camp called El Refugio. The church that I attend sponsors the camp coordinators, which is why myself and nine others were sent to work on...

  • My first real spring break vacation came to me sophomore year of high school. Every spring vacation in the past proved to be mundane before that fateful summer. Having never been anywhere for spring break I decided that year would be different. I would go on an alternate spring break to clean up...

  • I decided to take advantage of the biannual class trip to France to brush up on my French speaking skills and also to get to journey abroad under the premise of education. I spent a little over a week in Paris and then went on a road trip off to Bretagne (or Brittany). There is really nothing bad...

    Tags: Europe
  • And so the journey began, a fifteen hour ride from Pennsylvania to Tennessee, this was going to be interesting.  This journey was to see the area and the colleges in Cookeville and Nashville.  Wow, the mountains were huge and glorious in the light of the sunrise.  Tennessee was going to be a...

  • In a song titled Wide Open Spaces by The Dixie Chicks it says “…a young girl’s dream no longer hollow, it takes the shape of a place out west…” This song created a new theme for my life in the summer of 2008. It was a time and a place that will always remain as a paramount event in my life. It...

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