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  • I have been to the Philippines many of times but I did not get to enjoy all of it's beauty and culture like I did when I went this past summer. The Philippines to me when I was growing up was a strange and interesting place that I dreamed of going to when I got older. I started taking interest in...

    Tags: Asia
  • Before my trip to the Dominican Republic, I considered myself useless and was ignorant to the world from its problems to its beauty. I believed the world was a gloomy place full of poverty, war and despair, and not one little act of selflessness or philanthropy could change things for the better...

  • A thick blanket of humidity and heat surrounded my mother and me. We had arrived to the rendezvous point where our Haiti Medical Mission Team would assemble before departing for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. As I relaxed on the city-lit South Beach with the warm waves of the Straits of Florida lapping...

  • It was a cold and chilly morning on January 2, 2010. It was the start of the new-year and I was up at three in the morning headed toward Modesto, CA. My family arranged a weekend to go to Las Vegas, so that my grandmother could see her daughter. It was my father, my mother, my two cousins Jenifer,...

  •   During the summers of 2009, 2010, and 2011, I traveled to Mexico to visit my family and spend some time with the side of my family that I get to rarely see. I had great fun with my cousins that I rarely get to see and was able to explore the entire central region of the country. From the...

  • Don't be fooled. Our family vacation was not in our backyard. This summer my family traveled east from our small town in Northern Arkansas. And when I say traveled, I mean rubber on the road, picnics for two days in the backseat, traveled. We had a great amount of land between us and our...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Welkom bij Wassenaar!  Welcome to Wassenaar!  Wassenaar is a quaint Dutch town which lies between The Hague and Leiden, two major cities along the Netherlands North Sea Coast. Wassenaar is more homey and calm than these metropolitan cities. While you can have the familiarity of home, you can also...

    Tags: Europe
  •         I am a Bostonian born and raised. The city gleams at night. Officers left and right providing you with protection. Paved roads that feel smooth under your car. This world was all I knew before my trip to El Salvador. My family is Salvadorian so I have been to El Salvador before. But this...

  •  Arriving in Ghana was like diving into an ocean of African faces-their lives, hardships, and delights. From the time we stepped off the plane in Accra (the capital of Ghana), we were surrounded by eager merchants selling drums, Kente cloth, and souvenirs. We soon realized that time in Ghana is...

    Tags: Africa
  • Although nothing special at home, walking in a large group through China's streets, we Americans learned what it was like to be celebrities: people stopped in the middle of their daily activities to call excited greetings, smile, stare. I never thought, however, that I'd be assigned the...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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