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  • Gripping my father’s coat, I gazed upon the unfamiliar land with awe and curiosity. My forehead trickled with sweat and my heart raced uncontrollably. Each step became heftier and slower as I approached this land—this mysterious land of Tijuana, Mexico. For a 15-year-old, leaving the “safety zone”...

  • Until the age of sixteen I had no inkling that I was a spoiled American teenager, who took basic necessities for granted. One who thought that a computer was a necessity, who thought that life would be miserable without a cell phone, who thought wasting water wasn’t a disaster, and who thought that...

  •  While most kids prepare to head to a new school for their freshman year of high school by shopping for a new set of clothes and comparing their schedule with their friends I was preparing in a very different way. Instead of going to my local high school my family and I were moving for one year to...

    Tags: Asia
  • It was the summer of 2011 when some of my family members arrived in New York City.  They live in Colombia and our only chance to spend time together is for a couple of weeks every other summer. Our most recent adventure was a road trip to Niagara Falls with various stops along the way. We woke...

  • It's summer time and we're boarding the plane that will take us to our connecting flight in Chicago.  I cannot sit still.  After two years apart I get to see one of my friends who is like a sister to me.  We met in 2006 when I participated in the Ulster Project.  Gillian was the girl that stayed...

    Tags: Europe
  • While the rest of the world took exciting trips to London and Paris, my mother decided it would be more fun to stay within the United States. Colorado was the place she had always wanted to visit. I believed any place without a city life would be dull, but I had no choice in the matter. Plane...

  •                  When my mom first told me that we were going to my uncles wedding in Culebra, Puerto Rico, I was beyond psyched. I had never traveled any further than a couple hundred miles from my home in Alabama, much less traveled overseas to a Spanish-speaking culture. Just the thought of it...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As we neared the ground to Cusco, Peru I took notice to the beautiful mountains. Green. Not from the trees... It was an incredible view from above. The farm lands looked like a patchwork quilt of different shades of green and brown. How amazing it is, too, the buildings and houses. Built so...

  • In mid-June my family traveled to Tennessee, to vist Civl War and railroad related sites. It was on this trip, that I discovered our nation's serious need for historical presevation. One of our first stops was Wartrace.   Here I needed to pick up a few things for my Civil War living history...

  • I always hear people talking about Spring Break trips with their best friends, and suddenly I find that I have befriended a green monster of jealously. Every year I hoped and prayed that I would be the one talking about their Spring Break trip.  Well, I finally am! On March 15th, 2010 I would leave...

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