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  • The only city in the world spanning across two continents with a great divide, yet such unity. This paradox is within Istanbul. The city was quite different than what I had initially imagined it to be. On our way to the hotel, the sight of children playing along the seaside by the ancient city...

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    Tags: Asia
  •     My family usually takes a trip to Europe every two years, because my stepdad is from Ireland and that's where his family lives. In the summer of 2010, we decided to take a side trip to France for my sixteenth birthday.   My excitement was overwhelming as my family and I stood in the Dublin...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  • In April 2011 I traveled to Costa Rica with my aunt and her non-profit organization Finding Mona Lisa. When I first arrived there I almost got robbed by this man at the airport. Luckily my aunt was there to stop him. Immediately I was amazed with the scenery, there were palm trees all around the...

  • In the summer of 2010, the Andrews family embarked upon a journey meant to be a relaxing vacation at Mustang Island. The hotel was booked, our bags packed, and the car ready for the four hour drive upon the Texas roads. This would normally be the point in which I relay the pristine waters, the...

  • The summer that I had always imagined was finally taking shape. It was the first Saturday of August, and it marked the halfway point of my month-long vacation in Kerala, India. The gloomy monsoon season filled with hours upon hours of rain had ended and was replaced by blissful summer days....

    Tags: Asia
  •           Lifting up my head, I saw the small, rocky stairs extending on and on until disappearing indistinctly in the mist. Streams of rain scoured down the terrain, welcoming me enthusiastically. With each step, my shoes fought the overpowering water-army. With each step, my shoes got defeated...

    Tags: Asia
  •      What is the purpose of travel?  The purpose of travel is to get away and treat ourselves.  The new purpose of travel is to go to others and treat those who can't treat themselves.  This summer I went with my youth group to Costa Rica for a mission trip, made possible by 6:8 Ministries (www....

  • It’s pretty common for there to be tension, misunderstanding, and a degree of disconnection between second-generation Americans and their parents. Refugees, in particular, leave their motherland with nothing and must constantly be working in order to afford basic living necessities for themselves...

  • Family trips can be an adventure you never quite expect. When you fill a house and a guest house with seven siblings and their immediate families, you lose privacy and silence; however, I wouldn't trade in any amount of alone time for this family time. My family has owned a lake house on...

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