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  • A foreign place is not something one can simply imagine or feel through a book or movie.  In order to grasp the true meaning of "foreign," one must experience it first hand.  During the second semester of my sophomore year, I had the privilege of doing just that.  The Democratic Republic of Congo...

  •         In July of 2011, I hopped on an airplane and flew 6,543 miles to Incheon, South Korea. The sterile and serious environment of Incheon International Airport was off-putting. Numbers upon numbers of Asian businessmen and women walked quickly and professionally, staring straight ahead in...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • Last summer I went on a trip that changed how I view the world. I traveled with NFTY (an international Jewish youth organization) with a hundred other teens to Europe and Israel for five weeks. The trip was designed for Jewish teens to see the past of our ancestors in Europe and the future of our...

  • I knew what Mexico looked like. It was beautiful, rich with culture, and flowing with a language that made the soul dance. I also knew that a fun time could be developed by everyday accessories. I knew this because Mexico use to be my home.  At Bourgade Catholic high school, annual trips to Mexico...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In July of 2006, I had my first trip to the Republic of Korea (more commonly known as South Korea) where I was without my mother. When I had traveled to Korea before, my mother and little brother had accompanied me. But this time I was going alone and would be there for one month. During this trip...

    Tags: Asia
  • I awoke with a jolt to the beating of drums. Where I was I did not know, and who was creating such a cacophonous out of sync melody I did not want to find out. After rubbing my eyes sleepily, I stole a glance out my car window, and jumped. Staring back at me was a mob of twenty to thirty children,...

  • On June 13, 2010, my mother, grandmother, and I set out on a journey to determine where I shall begin my adult life, a half cross country trip to find my perfect college. While we did discover the perfect college, we also learned many important travel tips, which I am glad to share with you now. 1...

  • Chincoteague Island.  On the United States’ eastern coast, just off the Virginia shoreline, this small haven lies nestled beside Assateague Island. I was first introduced to the island as a child through Marguerite Henry’s novel Misty of Chincoteague.  Years later my family spent a weekend there...

  • The crisp cool mountain air filled my lungs as we began to embark on this once in a lifetime journey and experience. The reddish brown tile roofs on the beige stucco buildings seem to reflect the soft glow of the downtown plaza. The huge clock tower there appeared to look over the place with its...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • This past summer I got the amazing opportunity to go to the Bahamas. My dad had been planning this trip for months; no words could describe my anticipation as we checked in at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The day we set off was flawless: the mid-70s weather was complimented by a gentle ocean breeze...

    Tags: Caribbean

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