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  • Some places in the world have a natural beauty that a movie director dreams about using in their films. As a future film student, when I go on vacation I look for those spots, the places where there is a naturally beautiful setting that cannot be recreated in movie studio on a green screen or in a...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I carefully dragged my sleeping bag out from a pile of typical dusty, smelly closet debris at one o'clock in the morning, I tried to recall the last time I spent the night in a sleeping bag. As I generally avoid any sleeping arrangements that lack a comfortable bed, I figured that I most...

  • Touch of the Tropics is a Touch of Life                                                   After a 5 hour flight from New Mexico to Costa Rica, my group and I landed in San Jose ready to embark on our quest of Touch of the Tropics, that EF tours has so kindly laid out for us. We retired to...

  • Greetings from Sarasota, Florida! Sarasota is a fabulous city and provides several places to shop, dine, swim, relax, and enjoy all varieties of entertainment. Located in the southern United States, Sarasota’s average monthly temperatures range from about 61 degrees Fahrenheit in January to about...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  • Like most teenagers, I was angry with my parents. We were flying to Kathmandu, Nepal, and then driving over the Tibetan/Chinese border to get to Mount Kailash, a sacred site of pilgramage for Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, and many others. I thought going anywhere that far in the middle of nowhere was...

  • When people think of Mexico violence and poverty may come to mind. When I think of Mexico adventure and culture pop into my head. My recent trip there, I went with a friend of mine. Her family and I stayed at their condo at the hotel, El Jolla Del Mar, for four days and three nights. I was...

  •           As they plant the first seed of a future harvest, I watch in amazement.  Sitting on the ground, looking past this one small seed, my eyes are filled with the sight of green, red and purple grapes growing on a vine.  How could something so small develop into such a beautiful, astonishing...

    Tags: Europe
  •   When I first embarked to a land new and strange Everyone told me that my life would change. I brushed off the comments and said mildly, “It’s just a vacation. I’ll still come back me.” But no matter how badly I want to be right Their words to this day come back with a bite. I did come back...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was the Big Day at Steens Mountain Running Camp and the nerves from the night before had become more severe in the morning. I woke up, looked around, saw the elite runners around me, and wondered whether I really belonged in this camp. I saw athletes putting on gear nicer than mine and...

  •        Last year I went to South Dakota on a mission trip to the Rosebud Indian reservation through the YouthWorks program. To have the opportunity to go on this trip was a once and a lifetime chance. The chance to converse with a different culture and learn all about their lifestyle was life...

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