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  •  I applied about two months ago for a key, and that key was going to open a door to another world for me. I applied to go on a trip to Jordan to learn about my roots, Arabic culture, and to improve my Arabic language. About two weeks after I applied I got back the results, and I was accepted....

  • As the sun rises over the horizon with streams of orange rays creeping through the window, my six o'clock phone alarm rings simultaneously with five others. I emerge from my bottom bunk bed, slip on my soft foot brace, and walk out of my room to go have breakfast. It had been the fifth day my...

  • Just over a week ago, I went on my third annual visit to my best friend.  A few years ago, her family moved to Port Townsend, Washington.  It's been hard not having her just down the street; but my trips to see her have always been a blast. I awoke early on July 8, 2012, and gathered my bags...

  •  June 28th I left for my desired Make-A-Wish vacation to Washington with my family. I landed in Seattle and stayed in a grand hotel for the first day that my family normally never would have been able to afford. Walking around Seattle was amazing, seeing all the tall buildings that I don't get to...

  • My trip to Haiti this year was a completely unexpected miracle that expanded my view on the world. This year the family trip was supposed to be a three week fiesta in Europe - "exploring the world" (as my dad puts it). The trip to Europe was something that I dreaded, as it was robbing three weeks...

  • My family has always been the kind to go on the boring, educational type of vacations. When my friends would come home from Puerto Rico and the Bahamas with cornrows in their hair, I would be jealous because all I got out of my trips were museum brochures and achy feet. As I grew older though, I...

    Tags: Africa
  • “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (Augustine) Traveling is something I have been fortunate enough to do my whole life. My dad is a pilot for United Airlines, so I have many destinations I can tell you about. However, I am choosing to tell you about a destination...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • 'Smells like India!' someone exclaims from the back of the plane. Even the weariest passengers laugh at the veracity of the comment. We all file out of the plane, exhausted after over 24 hours of plane flights and airport waits.   Yet fatigued as I am, I prepare myself for the adventure I face...

    Tags: Asia
  • I had almost been there a week. It was 2:30am and my cousins and I tried to watch a movie, but we had stayed up to at least 4:00am every night that week and it wasn’t long before we forgot the movie and fell asleep. I had only been in Hawaii for a week, but I felt like had lived there my whole life...

  • It is always a little bit exciting and nerve wracking to travel somewhere in a different country. I had the opportunity to travel to Villahermosa, Mexico with a group from my church. In 2007, Villahermosa had a devastating flood. The city is shaped like a circle with a river surrounding the...

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