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  • I had been counting the days in my planner for weeks, and March 28th, 2009 had finally arrived. I hugged and kissed my parents goodbye and set off with my seven fellow travelers—three girls close to my age, my pastor and his wife, and an elderly couple from a neighboring church. I could barely...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • A salty wind fluttered around my nose, hastily, playfully, as if it were racing the waves underneath the “vaporetto” bus-boat I was standing on. It cooled me off from the hot Italian summer sun as I admired the slowly changing scenery. Palaces, hundreds of years old, ascended out of the rolling...

    Tags: Europe
  • “Chairs on the ceiling? Whaling boats floating in the air? Conestoga wagons, Indian chief statues, and gallows… oh my!” These thoughts may course through the mind of a visitor to Bucks County, Pennsylvania’s Mercer Museum. Hardly your ordinary history museum, this six-story concrete castle acts as...

  • One night, my dad had told my sisters and I that he had a surprise for us in the morning. We were all excited to find out what it was so we all went to sleep early. We woke up in the morning to find all of our bags in the car. We asked him what was going on, but he just replied, 'It is a surprise...

  •  I always said I want to see all of Europe by the time I die.  Two summers ago I seized an opportunity to travel to Italy, Greece, and Ephesus, Turkey for two amazing weeks.  This was my opportunity to travel overseas and there was no way I was going to let it pass me by.     From a small town...

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  • My heart was beating faster than the speed of light and anticipation was rising inside me. It was the day of my first flight to Florida and to the happiest place of all– Disneyworld. I imagined what I could possibly do first. Should I go swimming in the hotel pool, go sightseeing, or just relax...

  • If you ever have the opportunity to travel to Italy, I highly recommend taking the time to explore the beautiful cities that litter the Tuscan landscape. I had the pleasure of traveling with 25 other girls to 5 wonderful cities in Italy this summer.Traveling through tourist sites like Piza and...

  •      I knew what city my mom was born in: Chicago. I knew what city my dad was born in: Damascus. However, I never truly got to drive through my culture and watch the images of what make me up zoom past the window. This was up until the summer of 2008. I had my new camera (a little pink point and...

  • On June 30, 2011, at 3:00 P.M., at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, I boarded the China Airlines airplane alone. I was ready to embark on an adventure to Taiwan, ready to teach English as volunteer teacher as part of the AID Summer teaching program.  I landed in Taipei, Taiwan to see my...

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