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  • No other sight that I have ever laid eyes upon has moved me more that of the Roman Colosseum. I visited this legendary monument when I was fifteen years old, during a trip to Italy with International Explorers, a travel group consisting mainly of high school students. I remember walking along a...

  • Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*-->*/ I have always wanted to travel to far off places and to see the world. That wish hasn’t been granted to me as yet, but a much bigger gift has been. I have come to understand that how the world views you is important, and...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •    It was July of 2011, when I was on my way to a foreign country. I was headed to Costa Rica, volunteering my time to my Churches youth group by joining the 2011 Missions Trip team. I was very anxious about the adventures that were in store for me, and I was also nervous about the diverse...

  • It was the morning of October 22nd. The terminal soon filled with eager passengers awaiting their departure on the Rhapsody of the Seas. The ship began filling up with families, newlyweds, and friends.   The music traversed across all of the ship bringing out the fun side in everyone. People...

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  •   It is probably the most well-known monument a I think that it is only fifty feet tall. It turns out that the Arc de Triomphe is one hundred and sixty-two feet tall! I was amazed and could not wait to get close to it. I had to walk under the Champs-Elysees in the special corridor to get to the...

  • It was a beautiful day and my family had decided that after living in Romania for 6 months it was time to go see some castle ruins. So we all hopped in the car and  started our journey. Little did we know that this one simple decision would leave us sore and aching for days.      After a 2 hour...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  •  Last summer, we decided to visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Packing all of our suitcases into our car, we headed east toward Charlottesville, Virginia, the town nearest Jefferson’s estate. When we arrived, we walked up the hill to the Visitor’s Center where we bought tickets for the...

  •     I knew that my first adventure was going to be super exciting: my very first trip to Pakistan. My parents were born and raised in Pakistan and they have been considering going back to meet their family and to take me along as well. They always tell me to appreciate everything that I have and...

    Tags: Asia
  • This last summer I had the privilege to serve in the impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic with many of my fellow youth group members. We touched them with the material gifts and services we brought, but I’m not sure they knew just how greatly their actions touched our hearts. I was...

  • Spring break, 2009—It is a grey, cloudy sky at Auschwitz. With a group of friends and teachers, the air, cold and wet, is inhospitable to our arrival. We approach an open courtyard outside the gates, the meeting point of the tour, and are greeted by a young Polish woman in a white, puffy overcoat....

    Tags: Europe

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