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  • Never in a million years would I have thought that I would go zip lining, repelling, or water rafting. However, during the winter break of my senior year, my family decided to take a trip with our close family friends down to Costa Rica. Our families travel every year to somewhere new and...

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  • Of all the vacation resorts to which I have been, none compare to the majestic land of the Black Hills of South Dakota. In this beautiful country we found divine sunsets, complex creatures, and breath-taking landscapes. Visitors of this magnificent wonderland will unwillingly return home with life-...

  • My family has an impeccable sense of timing when it comes to planning vacations, and my first trip to Europe was no exception. We arrived at the Athens International Airport on June 29th, 2011, one of the first major days of planned widespread strikes and riots against the proposed austerity...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Two weeks, that’s all it took for me to change my outlook on people and on the world. On June 14th, I departed from the Tampa Airport to begin my journey with six friends and twenty-one strangers, a journey that I will remember for the rest of my life. I was on a tour called Europe Grand Tour. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • My expedition to South Africa in the fall of 2005 with my mother was so amazing. It was no ordinary trip. It was more like an adventure and an experience that I would love to share with anyone who would be willing to listen. It actually taught me things at a young age that usually comes along with...

    Tags: Africa
  • It was two years ago, but I can recall every moment of that summer perfectly.   I saw Bunratty Castle in Ireland, repelled down an ancient tower in Wales, rode the London Eye in England, and visited the Eiffel Tower in France.  I was on a tour of Western Europe, traveling with a Student Ambassador...

  • In a small, locally run taco shack in the middle of rural Mexico, I found myself eating a mysterious taco off an Arthur plate.  That’s right, the 90’s animated kid show Arthur. It was then that I realized this would be more than a vacation, it would be a bizarre adventure.      My Dad, Mom, Aunt...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • On August 29, 2005 my town and family was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. We lost everything to the mighty flood waters of the storm. There was no food or water for days because the supplies we had bought before the storm were destroyed or contaminated.  There was no power for weeks and my family...

  • Blazing. Unrelenting. Tropical heat attacks me from all angles in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. You’d think the heat would be enough to melt me, but no. The heat is worth it because of all the experiences San Pedro holds for me. My time in San Pedro was accented by food, language, and people. The...

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