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  • Not too long ago, I went on a convention trip with the youth group of the Escondido First United Methodist Church to an event called Youth 2007. The event was held in Greensboro, North Carolina, and lasted a week. Our first day had us fly out of San Diego and switch planes in Atlanta to get the...

  •   The sun was shining through a bright, low-hanging haze that early morning. The small streets, lined with small shops, were filled with people hurrying to get nowhere in particular. As I stood on the rough, cobblestone walkway on sore, weary feet, I realized that I, like the narrator in Chaucer’s...

    Tags: Europe
  • A land of curious legends, castle ruins, and cordial people was my destination in the summer of 2010. I have loved Ireland since I was small, thanks to my Irish mother and all of her side of the family. Every year we visit her hometown of Limerick, on the Southwest coast of the Emerald Isle, but...

  • I have lived in Oregon, one of the most beautiful places in the United States, which is filled with green forests, crystal clear rivers and creeks. However, I had never gone camping to the ocean shores of Tillamook, Oregon, until my junior year of high school. This is a time in my life when I would...

  • Have you ever been forced to go somewhere by your parents? A place you really didn’t want to go to at all, but had no say in the whole situation? I suppose many teens have been put through this type of situation. As for me, this has happened more than once. The most memorable time this has happened...

  • Traveling is a great way to spend your free time and great way to see the world. Traveling is something that I love to do and I hope that I can travel the world someday. I have had many opportunities to travel around the country with National Geographic Student Expeditions, People to People and...

  • The story of this vacation started as the plane wheels left the runway, but the journey to Oregon truly began the moment Mt. Hood decorated the plane windows with snow-covered mountaintops. Here there are wonders that tower far above the reign of skyscrapers; here the pulse of the ocean out-roars...

  • Last summer, thirty youth missionaries and I embarked on an adventurous road trip from Golden, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a missions trip. Filled with music, food, and fellowship, the four hour drive flew by quickly. Once we reached our destination, the party came to an abrupt halt. Shading...

  • Every year I take an eight hour journey to a place that I think is heaven on earth, Coeur d’ Alene Lake, Idaho. My family of four: my dad, mom, my little brother, and I all pile into our white GMC pickup and take the drive from Olympia to Coeur d’ Alene. We take the I-90 east, all the way across...

  •                 May of 2009, I got to travel outside the country for the first time, traveling to Scotland. My family was picking up my sister, Carrie, from the University of Dundee and bringing her home, having a short vacation at the same time.                 Dundee is not a big city in Scotland...

    Tags: Europe

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