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  •   Rome, is it too cliché to say it’s the most amazing place in the world? Can anyone possibly have enough view of the world to make that kind of accusation? I’d like to think that after living overseas for 11 out of my 16 years, visiting 5 continents and more than 30 countries, I have a pretty...

    Tags: Europe
  • USS Arizona Memorial: Day 1: I felt the engraved names on the tips of my fingers. Like a blind person learning the language of Boreal for the first time, the impact of this event had finally hit me. People had died. To be more exact, 1177 people. Physically seeing the impact of this event, made...

  •   “Are we there yet?” asked my friend Cindy, still groggy from waking up. How she slept through most of the plane ride I have no idea. I was awake for the entire plane ride. The moment I stepped inside LAX I knew there would be no sleep. This was going to be my first airplane ride, EVER, and I had...

  • “Mom, I feel so bad for you.” “Why?” “You must have been so bored during your childhood years with no internet or cable.” Sigh. This was a conversation between my mom and me over dinner six months ago. Six months ago, I had just heard about the Congressional Award and decided to apply for the award...

  •      For as long as I can remember I spent summers lounging on beach chairs, but this year I decided to break with tradition and leave my pampered self behind. A ten day Outward Bound rock-climbing expedition offered me that opportunity. On the bus to the Yaoundé mountain range, I asked the boy...

  •   Erika Espinal 7/31/10                                                                           Traveling on my own   How many of you are terrified of being on planes or even hate the idea of getting close to one? Well what If I was to tell you I wasn’t what if I told you that I was actually in...

  •  When I was informed in April of 2008 that my family would take a vacation to New York in May to celebrate my stepsister's graduation, I was temperately excited. Obviously the news of such a trip should excite any teenager; however, I was fairly unsure of whether or not it would be a nice voyage...

  • My mission trip to Guatemala in the summer of 2011 appeared to be a way to be experience a different lifestyle than what I was accustomed to in the United States. The idea of also changing the individuals’ lives there was also exciting to me. Before emabarking on this trip I had an idea of what I...

  • Semi Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship From the moment I glimpsed the obelisk of the Washington Monument towering into the summer sky, I couldn’t help but think, Wow! I’m here! I’m at the capital of the greatest nation in the world: Washington, D. From the moment I glimpsed...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • On August 5, 2011, my family embarked on an adventure. Our adventure would take us to five continents, 16 countries, and countless cities and towns all over the world. We spat in the face of normal as we packed our lives into huge hiking packs and skipped town for a year, ready to take on...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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