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  •    I still remember the sound. If I close my eyes, I can still hear it- the heartbreaking shrieks of unbearable grief. Those cries shattered the suburban night air like the tragedy that shattered our lives. The screams I heard were the cries of my mother when she learned of my father’s death. A...

  •   Compared to Minneapolis, the land of Howler Monkeys is beautiful Costa Rica. A unique setting my high school, the School of Environmental Studies embarked on. Joining Ruta Verde Nature Tours http://www.rutaverde.cr/aboutus.php my fellow classmates and I experienced paradise. Being Eco-...

  •             The awe that accompanied a first glimpse of France was instantaneous. Stepping off of a stifling American tour bus, my feet eagerly greeted French soil, allowing my ardent eyes to memorize beauty. Europe possessed a certain level of class- refinement so foreign and unattainable in...

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  •           I have been to Boston, Mass more times than I can count and I love the city like a second home. However, one trip did not turn out as happily as it should have. During spring vacation my mother decided that my brother, herself and I would go to Boston with my aunt and cousin. My first...

  • Karina J. Eugenio Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Contest   Royal Caribbean Destination: Europe ‘06 In June of the year 2006, I was going to turn 15. I didn’t want a big sweet 15 or 16 luxurious party, the expenses were too much, and the planning was too overwhelming. I wanted...

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  • This past summer, I went on the most amazing mission trip ever to Costa Rica. I was able to stay the entire month of July interning at a place called the Abraham Project which is in Tres Rios. While I was there, I spent most of my time at the project doing construction to help them complete the new...

  • March 29, 2012 was the day I stepped onto a plane to India.  It would be thirty three hours from the time we left Salt Lake City to reach the little village of Banjar in Himachal Pradesh, India.  The village is North of India’s capitol New Delhi in the Himalayan Mountains.  The travel was...

  • The sun oozes -- a fat, juicy, shockingly scarlet puddle bleeding into the fuchsia, magenta and tangerine serenade. The cliffs regally wear this flawless sunset like a water-color cape flying behind their rocky shoulders. Every shrub, rock and organism is exquisitely placed on this luxuriously...

  • Ever since I can remember, I've always been taught to give thanks for everything I have such as food, clean water and my home because there are so many unfortunate people out there without these essentials. As a young girl I was very ignorant; not in a negative way but through my lack of...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Another Palm Springs             This summer a group of us from our local church tried something completely different than your average summer vacation. What do you envision when you think of summer vacation?  Possibly going camping with the family, or traveling to a large city and site seeing?...

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