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  • Last summer my dad got the crazy idea to try biking from our house in Chanhassen, MN to Rapid City, SD and to take me along with him. I had never gone on a bike trip any larger than a day trip, after which there was plenty of time to recover. I didn’t really realize what I was getting into until I...

  • I'm proud to be an Army brat. Based on my father's assignment, I move to a new location every two to three years. I've lived all over the United States, but my most memorable home was in Ansbach, Germany. That's where I met the world. Before we moved to Europe, I never really appreciated foreign...

    Tags: Europe
  • Every few years, my family packs the car and we head to my grandmother’s house for the holidays.  My grandmother lives in a small farm community just west of Chicago, called Somonauk, Illinois.  Most years we gather with other aunts, uncles and cousins that also make the trip from their homes in...

  • Growing up, I had the opportunity to travel the world, see things others could only dream of seeing, and experience things I had never imagined possible. None of my adventures, however, were quite as mystical and astonishing as my trip to India. This trip exposed me to alternate cultures and...

    Tags: Asia
  • 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...

  •   The summer of 2010 remains the most influential time I have ever experienced.  That summer was the time I went to Kenya, Africa on a mission’s trip for thirteen days.  The things I experienced there, in the slums of the Mathare Valley, are things that I  cannot accurately describe...

  • Of course Europeans don’t believe in air conditioning. They are acclimated to the climate and don’t have a problem with the humidity unlike some foreigners (ahem). And I’m not just talking about one city in Europe that doesn’t believe in air conditioning. No. I’m talking about all of Europe:  ...

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  • To walk down the main street of Red Lodge, Montana is to meander into a world of the past.  The Western influence permeates every storefront: from the soda fountain feel of Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor to the vintage Roman Theater, this town holds true to its roots in the American West.   FINALIST...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I was all nerves as I boarded a bus with about sixty other people headed for Mexico. Until this point my life had been boring. I had lived in a sheltered world where everything was happy and pulled together, but now I was getting the chance I had always wanted…needed. I was going to see the other...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Over and over again, I found myself wondering if this vacation would be like the last one or the one before -- the same mounting anticipation, the rush of jet-setting to a different country, and then being slightly crestfallen when I finally arrived. It's not that I didn't enjoy these past...

    Tags: Africa

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