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  •      Three years ago I traveled to Italy, home of the Rinascimento, otherwise known as the Renaissance. The main reason we traveled to Italy was to visit my great grandmother. We arrived in Avellino, which is on the outskirts of Naples. It is considered the countryside. Avellino has beautiful and...

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  • Florida, the beach state, is the best place to vacation in my opinion, ever. This past summer, my family and my best friend’s family traveled down to Destin, Florida from our home in Conway, Arkansas. We planned a spontaneous road trip for the July 4th weekend to visit my best friend’s brother, who...

  • Last April I packed my bags and headed off for my first real overseas adventure. Accompanied by my aunt, grandfather, and brother, I boarded the KLM flight bound for Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to trace my Dutch heritage. At well after 9pm, I settled in for the eight hour flight during which hot...

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  • It was going to be the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean.  As I sat in the small Costa Rican food store, I could barely taste the food I was eating; too much had happened in the last few days.  My friend Serena and I had traveled all the way from Manhattan, Kansas with our Spanish class to...

  • After a very delayed four hour plane ride, I finally arrived in St. Paul, Minnesota to be welcomed by my older sister, Mary. As we exited the airport, I was overwhelmed by the early June humidity that seemed to cling to me with my every movement. I was disgusted and the car ride to Mary's apartment...

  • In the summer of 2008, my mother, church friends and I were going on a road trip from San Bernardino, California to Wichita, Kansas for a Lao Church Conference. It was my first time taking a long road trip, so I was stoked. The first state we visited was Arizona; it was not a very pleasant state to...

  • My personal travel experience can not be categorized as a vacation and was significantly more purposeful than just a trip of sight-seeing to enjoy the scenery. My travel experience was intertwined with personal lives, hundreds of years of traditions, and the understanding of other cultures. It was...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Soccer is a big deal in Germany, the national pastime.  And although I knew this before I spent three weeks in Tübingen, Germany, as part of a German-American Partnership Program exchange, I didn’t understand the full scope of soccer in Germany until one special evening.          During my stay...

  • On June 24, 2014 we began traveling to Princeton, West Virginia to see family and surprise them with a chihuahua puppy. By we, I mean my Dad and I. It’s an 8-hour drive so we had plenty of time in the car together… along with two dogs, one Chihuahua puppy and our personal pup Levi. We left early in...

  •         I am a Bostonian born and raised. The city gleams at night. Officers left and right providing you with protection. Paved roads that feel smooth under your car. This world was all I knew before my trip to El Salvador. My family is Salvadorian so I have been to El Salvador before. But this...

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