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  • I lost my camera the moment we stepped foot in South Africa. This wasn’t an ideal start to my trip, especially since this was the Culver Academies 2012 Spring Break in Mission where our group of participating girls, myself included, expected either lions or elephants upon arrival. We received...

  • After 9/11 many racial assumptions arose as people questioned others from Arab countries. Two summers ago I travelled to Ramallah, Palestine to learn more about my heritage. My mother and I flew to Jordan and from there used a bus system to an Israeli guarded station where taxis would end the trip...

  • Paris is a city for artists. Everyone has their own version of Paris. At the mention of the city of love some daly in daydreams of a wistful glance from a parisian lover or the fluttering of lashes hinting at flirtation from across a cafe. For the poet and the philosopher taking their coffee bitter...

  • My first great adventure happened back in 2007. I was accepted by a group called People to People to travel to Europe -without my parents!  After many months of meetings and preparing for the trip, the departure date had arrived.  When my family and I got to the airport, we discovered that my...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • A few years ago, my family and I travelled out west for the first time. Our normal Florida vacations weren’t as exciting as they first were, and staying within Batavia, Illinois during spring break was not the most thrilling experience. We decided to visit the beautiful Grand Canyon. Since we were...

  • "Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be arriving in Amsterdam shortly.” All I could think of was how is my dream coming true right now? How did Katie and I convince our parents to let us go to Holland by ourselves at seventeen years old? I had to pinch myself a couple of times after we got off the plane...

    Tags: Europe
  • As a special treat my Mom surprised me with a trip to Maui this last March. She told me that it would be just a girls  trip, so i was immediately ecstatic! Here are some general things you should know about Hawaii: Everything is beautiful there, the weather is awesome, there is plenty of cute...

  •             Where is home? Well I've always said that home is where you make it, but Versailles, Indiana is the place I was raised at and it is where I continue to live. This town has been around since 1818, but I've only been here since 1999. I moved here when I was three and it's the only home...

  •           It felt like we had been hiking forever when I finally saw it; the most beautiful beach I had ever seen. I was in Monterey, California in June 2007 with my sister visiting my mother’s side of the family. My Aunt Anne declared she wanted to take us to China Beach, totally different from...

  • Blazing. Unrelenting. Tropical heat attacks me from all angles in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. You’d think the heat would be enough to melt me, but no. The heat is worth it because of all the experiences San Pedro holds for me. My time in San Pedro was accented by food, language, and people. The...

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