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  •                I felt weightless as I floated there in the warm ocean water staring up into the vastly expansive electric-blue sky, which was interrupted every now and then by fluffy, white clouds. Inches beneath me, I was absentmindedly running my fingers over a fine covering of the most...

  • When you fall asleep knowing that the next day will be the hardest day of your life, how could you get out of bed in the morning? As the wind tossed snow in my face, jolting me awake, I realized I had no choice. I was relieved to see the shelter I built the night before, consisting only of a...

  • Roaming around Washington DC with a school group doesn't exactly sound like an exotic or exciting trip such as traveling to Jamaica or Egypt. Obviously you have the chance to see where the president lives, where US currency is made, and where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier rests. However, this...

  • When my family traveled to Barbados, it was the first time I left America. My mom and I planned the trip with help from our local Liberty Travel, and the travel agent helped us get a really great deal. My family stayed at the Amaryllis Beach Resort. The one-bedroom suite was absolutely gorgeous,...

  • Even with layers of short- and long-sleeved shirts, a sweatshirt, and a heavy jacket, I was absolutely freezing. Italy is always flaunted as a Mediterranean paradise, especially Rome as it is in the southern portion of the country. Nonetheless, my school schedule and my mother’s work schedule...

  •   My father is the youngest of three children. Since he and his siblings live in separate states, they all promised that on July 4 of every year they’d pick a destination for all us to meet at. It would be a vacation spot where everyone’s “new” family could have fun. On this particular trip we...

  • Our youth group had been looking forward to our trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica for months. After multiple fundraisers we were all able to go! The organization we went with was called Praying Pelican Missions. Excitement and anticipation surged through my body as I gazed at the clear, blue water...

  • 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...

  • Traveling doesn’t necessarily mean going thousands of miles away from home; it can be as little as five minutes. Traveling to an adoption home about a half hour away was one trip that I would never forget. I was going here to participate in volunteer work with a local organization. It taught me a...

  •             As I made my way off the plane, I was more than a little relieved that the excruciating flight to El Salvador was at an end. We boarded a bus and headed towards El Castillo de Ray, the place we were staying before leaving on our mission. Absorbing the culture like a sponge, I looked...

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