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  • Heaven on Earth: Vrindavan India        This year I spent a two month vacation in India.  I went in the beginning of February, and came back near the end of March. It was my fourth trip there, and as always it was extremely fun and interesting. Furthermore, India and its culture are important...

  • Fourteen hours of engine noises, recycled air, and a middle seat between two strangers prone to motion sickness. Still, I was optimistic. I had just finished an academically-rigorous sophomore year, and was more than ready for a getaway sans pestering parents and competitive classmates. In a way, I...

    Tags: Asia
  •      The first time I left the country by myself, I was two months away from my last year of high school, with hundreds of domestic flights under my belt. I had only one stamp on my passport – a green rectangle from my trip to Italy with my parents the summer before. On that first international...

    Tags: Asia
  •           I arrived home from the airport at 11:30pm after a long day of traveling and after being in Mexico for a week. With my luck, I couldn’t fall asleep. Time changes can affect you like that. Through the organization Youth for Christ, I went on a mission’s trip to Nogales, Mexico. The week I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My visit to Hong Kong turned out to be a magical two-month hiatus in my life. My father, who had lived in Hong Kong for a year, had asked us to join him as a family there. What optimism I had managed to muster short-circuited as soon as I entered my father’s apartment. Hong Kong is one city...

    Tags: Asia, China
  •   During the summer of 2006 my Expecting mother, youngest brother (at the time), and I Took a beautiful Trip to the Bahamas’ . at first I didn’t want to go I mean I guess I was like any other 13 year old. I wanted to play outside with my friends and have fun. Not go to some Island. I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My family has always been the type people to get up and go when it comes to vacations.  We spend weeks upon weeks of planning for those one or two weeks of vacation.  Some of my best memories are from the wild and crazy adventures my family goes on.  Out of all of the places I have been my favorite...

  • After all the hard work I put in during the school year, where do I go? Disneyworld, where else, it’s where Super Bowl and World Series winners go so why not go there after a marathon of finals? Each year, during my short life, this has been my retreat, my reward and where I recoup. Last year, I...

  • In November of 2009, I traveled with the American Israel Friendship League to Israel, where we spent nearly three weeks learning about the people, the land, the history, and the daily lives of Israelis. This experience began when the Israeli students, which we were going to host, arrived. They...

    Tags: Africa
  • Life is littered with opportunities. They surround us—calling out to the reaching minds of the world, crying, “Pick me!” or presenting themselves with a shining ribbon tied on top. Many people don’t recognize the golden moments when they come along. They are distracted by the chaos of life, the...

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