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  • “It’s okay, breathe, I won’t let you go! Just step back over the edge and keep your feet on the wall. The first step is the hardest part.” This is what was supposed to reassure me as I prepared to repel down the side of a medieval castle tower, or at least I thought that’s what the instructor said...

    Tags: Europe
  •       Falling for the Falls I was fifteen years old and more than eager to earn some driving hours towards my license. What better way to accomplish that than with a road trip? My mother and I discussed different places we could go. We needed a place not to far from my small hometown of Clio,...

  • Last week my family and I embarked on one of the most single important trips that I would ever take in high school; A college visit! We were going to visit Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. My mother and I had made plans for this visit about two weeks before the time of departure. I...

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  • My grandfather recently died and we travelled back from our home in North Carolina to Belgium, where the rest of our family still lives. Although we weren’t exactly in a cheery holiday mood, my parents always try to make the best of every situation.When my mother realized we had a 9 hour layover in...

  • Normal 0 /*-->*/ Growing up in America, I have always felt privileged. Compared to my relatives in Taiwan, I have far more tools and connections to access a higher standard of education and living. Due to these advantages, I feel compelled to share my experiences and knowledge with those...

    Tags: Asia
  • Walking down the grandiose hallway in the Accademia, my eyes met David's eyes and they stayed fixed on his steady gaze until my neck could no longer bear to look up. I was in Florence, the art lover's Mecca, standing at the feet of David, Michelangelo's David, the one that is in the movies and...

    Tags: Europe
  • The most inspirational and motivational trip I’ve taken in my lifetime was my trip to Israel. Being a Jewish young woman, going to Israel was one of those things on my “Must Do” list, but I never imagined the impact this trip would have on my future. As a result of this journey, I became more aware...

    Tags: Africa
  •         During the summer of 2012 I had the opportunity to travel from my suburban town in Minnesota to Chicago with my youth group from church. We went with the goal to show the love of God to every person we came in contact with. We had a thirst to serve. Not to show that we were better, or...

  • On June 27th 2010 my parents dropped me off at the University of Minnesota to catch the bus to Greenbay, Wisconsin for the Regional Center for Math and Science (RCMS) program. The RCMS program was a 6 week long program and we would be taking classes and the University of Wisconsin Greenbay. It was...

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