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  • An unwelcome intruder upon my sleep rang out repeatedly. I shut my alarm off with a sight, and lay beneath the covers enjoying their warmth before casting myself out into the cold early morning. As we traveled along the sleepy highways of New York, coffee clutched closely to my chest radiating...

  • It is really quite a surreal feeling. My whole life I had been planted firmly in America, having no knowledge of the world outside of my confinements. When the massive airbus 380 touched down in Paris, France my jaw must have gone numb because my top and bottom teeth were no where near each other...

    Tags: Europe
  • Set deep in southern New Jersey is a quaint, quiet town named Mullica Hill. It’s location is a mere half-hour from big cities such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Newark, Delaware and only an hour from Atlantic City and other shore towns. Not many have heard of the town, but those who have...

  • Every summer I get the chance to travel to a new exotic place in the world.  All these trips are exciting and memorable, but none of these trips compare to when I go back to my native country, Poland.  Even though I cannot spend my day lying on the beach, by the pool, or just visiting the islands...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • A stereotypical teenage girl would probably dread a vacation with her mother.  Denver, Colorado, a beautiful but unassuming city, would not call out to this clichéd adolescent the way a bikini-clad trip to Cancun may.  For me, however, last summer’s vacation to Denver allowed me to explore a new...

  • Not many kids my age (sixteen) can say that they have been to a foreign country for six weeks without their parents, but I can. During the summer of 2010, my brother and I traveled across the world to visit Vienna, Austria for six weeks, no parents allowed. That was seriously the best summer ever...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • “Hogar San Francisco? Isn’t that orphanage for the deaf?” I asked anxiously as I stared at my volunteer assignment. “Um… I think so,” the woman next to me responded. “But I thought I was going to practice my Spanish with the kids,” I said frantically. “I mean, how am I supposed to communicate with...

  • 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...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  • My trip to Africa with the Youth Entrepreneurship Program was a very powerful experience. It was also a life changing experience for me. I learned so much historically, culturally and it helped to enrich my basic life skills. This experience helped me grow tremendously as a person. I am more than...

    Tags: Africa

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