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  • I pushed a seed between my teeth and bit down hard, grinding the meat and shell. I looked up, scraping the minced fragments from my tongue, embarrassed that I had neither their skill nor speed. I brought another to my lips, this time dropping the shell before I could close my teeth around it. I...

  • Three weeks ago, I left my family, friends, and everything I knew to go to a new country: Honduras. I knew that through the trip I would be changed, but I didn't realize how much. I had seen pictures of what it was going to look like, but the pictures were nothing compared to actually being there...

  • I don’t know if it was the dark blue ocean, seamlessly connecting to the sky as if they became one at the horizon that won me over that summer.  Maybe it was the white sand in between my toes that dissolved when the wave collapsed over my tired feet; or perhaps the raindrops that plopped on my...

  • On May 30, 2007 my family and I left for the Dubuque Airport to go on a family vacation to Houston, Texas. We were going partly because my brother, Evan, was leaving for college in the fall and also because my uncle lives down there. When we arrived at the airport I was a little apprehensive about...

  • France. The one place I’ve wanted to go since I was a freshman. I wanted to hear the sounds of Paris – the accents, the cars, nature; smell the scent of Paris and the food. Most of all, I wanted to see places like the EiffelTower and the Sacré Coeur atop the tallest hill in Paris. I wanted to...

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  • This summer, I went on a week long service trip to the Dominican Republic.  I can confidently say that this trip was the most significant experience of my life to date.  My team and I went to the town of Monte Cristi, a town on the coast just a few miles from the Haitian border. Our team...

  • Seventeen days. Seventeen years old. Seventeen reasons why traveling to Europe changed my life. June 16, 2009 through June 27, 2009 was the greatest 17 days of my life. 3 of my best friends and I along with 2 of the coolest teachers at my high school decided to take a once in a lifetime trip to...

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  • Where in the world can you find 842 miles of subway track, 12,700 licensed taxis, 18,600 eating establishments, and about, oh, 8,008,278 people? It could only be "The City that Never Sleeps", "The Big Apple", "The City of the World"- New York City, New York. I was lucky enough to take a trip to...

  •  “Quickly!” “Faster!” “I needed that document twenty minutes ago!” “Silly child, what is taking you so long?!” These quotes are commonly found in every single house or office building in America making people worried, confused, and disorganized. In the world of fast paced people and no areas with...

  • http://www.sandestin.com/) The house/condo we were renting was so nice. The Sandestin resort is definitely a great place to stay while in the Destin area. The resort is very family-friendly. There are bike trails, tennis courts, pools, and golf courses. There is always something for you to do while...

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