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  • When you are adhered to the same general vicinity for seventeen years, you develop an enormous comfort zone with a slight curiosity for the world around you. In my personal case, that curiosity is giant rather than slight. In March of 2012, I traveled to New York City. While there, I took a...

  •  The jungle of Peten, Guatemala changed my life. On April 9, 2008 I led a team of 31 students and six adults on a service trip there.  At 3 a.m., we boarded a bus to JFK to catch our first of three planes, eventually arriving on a small runway in Flores, Guatemala. From there we drove for two hours...

  • A Bird Flying High Something didn't seem right. I had just woken up, probably because of the gas fumes wafting through air. I had my head pressed against the chilly glass window of a junky old van.   The shadow of a large mountain sprawled across my face and the dirty seat I sat on. The mountain...

  • My family trip to Kanab, Utah, was an amazing opportunity. Though the trip there and back was extremely long (1,600 miles and 25 hours each way), the life changing experience made it well worth it. We decided to take our trip to Kanab to volunteer at the largest animal shelter in the world:...

  • This was it! I was leaving everything I understood to travel to a place about which I knew very little. And so, as I glanced back at my family one last time, waving goodbye, my adventure began. 73 hours, 2 layovers, an AFS exchange student orientation, and 3 bus rides later; I arrived at the place...

  •   For most people, vacation is a chance to escape daily life, to see beautiful mountain ranges or cityscapes, to try something new. It’s all about discovery. For most people, vacation is a chance to escape daily life, to see beautiful mountain ranges or cityscapes, to try something new. It’s all...

  • I'm on my way to Maine right now. I’m traveling in a comfy coach bus and writing you this beautiful story on my mini laptop. I'm traveling to Maine with the program, Upward Bound. Today's game plan is to go and visit colleges and listen to a few speakers. After all that good stuff is done we will...

  • Until last February I’d never been out of North America, when suddenly I was offered a wonderful opportunity: a free trip to Fukuoka, Japan. One day a school official called my friend Malvina and I to his office. When we sat down, he asked us if we would like to represent our school at a meeting....

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  •               In three days, it would be the twelfth of July. Time seems to fly; it was just one year ago when we arrived to America. In three days, we would be celebrating our first anniversary. My dad received a call from my uncle who said that we would be going to Las Vegas on the 11th and...

  • When I took my People to People trip to Australia last summer, I didn't know all about where I was going or what I was headed for. By the time I came home, I didn't think anything could ever compare. I was nominated for the trip in February, four months before we would leave. That meant lots...

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