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  • The mention of a trip to Washington D.C. may seem like the beginning of a dull monologue filled with visits to dusty museums and over-sized monuments. However, nothing could be further from the truth. I recently vacationed in our nation’s capital with my family and discovered that the city is not...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • This past June, my church Youth Group traveled to Leona Vicario, Mexico for a week long mission trip. Our group of forty-four had never left the country for a mission trip, but spent months preparing for the cultural differences. We arrived at Detroit Metro Airport at 4 a.m. and landed in Cancun...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • For as long as I can remember, my immediate family, my cousins, and I have always camped at a state park for a few days during summer vacation. That’s exactly what I was expecting during the summer of 2011, so when my dad and my uncle decided to break tradition and take us to South Padre Island...

  •   My trip experience was my mission trip that I went on at three separate times, for 18 days each, to San Salvador, El Salvador. The one I will be talking about is for this past summer from July 21- August 2 2009. I go with my church and we visit Hogar infintal Shalom home, an orphanage. They house...

  • As a junior in High School I received the honor of being able to participate in a school-sponsored trip to Europe. The main stops on our journey were Paris, France, Madrid, Spain, and Barcelona, Spain. The trip was, as a whole, a wonderful experience but there are a few suggestions I would give to...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Steady snowfall for hours on end, temperatures below 30 degrees, and dropping, mounds of snow heaped up on the sides of the roads, and it just so happened that as the state of New Jersey was experiencing these weather conditions, I was midair headed to Florida for a cruise with family and...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Driving 90 kilometers an hour on the wrong side of the road, the world was passing by me in a rapid blur of green. I felt like an outsider, viewing the world from the air-conditioned comforts of the black car. We were visiting my father’s hometown, Ning Xiang. The car bumped along the gravel-paved...

    Tags: Asia
  • A simple trip to Colorado turned into a trip that will never be forgotten. At first, I thought Colorado was going to be boring because my sister had been there and said it wasn't all that great, yet when I arrived in Colorado, it was like a fantasy world to me. It was wonderous and full of...

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  •   In June of 2008, I was surprised with a trip to Africa, but this wouldn’t be just any trip to Africa. I was going to South Africa with my Aunt Dwana to visit Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. I had been to many places before, Brazil, Paris, Bahamas, but I knew this trip would be...

    Tags: Africa

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