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  • Mankind has always been inquisitive. We try to understand the little whys and wherefores that permeate our world by visiting new places, trying new things, and enjoying ourselves, actions which can only be described by the word travel. However, traveling is not always about living in the comfort...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • If someone said to you “Tell me about Oklahoma,” chances are that images of native Americans, cowboys and dreadful summers surface to mind. While all these things exist in the “sooner state”, and summers deliver their battle, there is so much more to the state that looks like a pan. Perhaps in...

  •        My name is Ashley Truesdale. I am currently a senior at Muscatine High School. Right now I am starting my fourth year of German class. At school I am an active member in our German club. I have been to German camp, and this summer I was lucky enough to travel to Germany and study abroad...

    Tags: Europe
  • Anxiety filled our spirits as we waited for the mail to arrive to our house. In two days, my mother and I would be flying across the Atlantic and our Eurail pass had not yet arrived. This pass would be our golden ticket for fifteen days, allowing us to ride train upon train to whichever countries...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • I woke with a smile on my face and more energy than I could imagine.  It was the summer of my sixteenth year and the first time I had left the United States.  The beauty and richness of Niagara Falls, Canada was right outside my window at the Marriott Hotel.  At night we could see a firework...

  •      Last spring we decided to take one last family camping trip before buying a flock of chickens. We were excited to be getting chickens, but they need daily care and would make it much harder to take extended vacations, so we wanted to make this last camping trip special. Dad wanted to camp in...

  • Manitou Springs; home of the Crystal Wizard, the Cotton Club, Penny Arcade, Hemp Shop, Corvette weekend, herbal tea café from Africa, and Colorado’s Custard Company. One trip to Colorado and I had encountered these outlandish entities of the town but also climbed Red Rock, got lost with...

  •   Summer after freshman year of high school, still so young and curious about the world I got the opportunity of a lifetime. On a whim I applied for a summer abroad to Australia. I was accepted and within 6 months, and on a plane by myself to fly across the world. It was the best experience of my...

    Tags: Pacific
  • This summer I went to Hawaii with my family. The long flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix and from Phoenix to Honolulu was not a problem for me as I am an avid traveler. I have been on over twenty flights to destinations such as Italy, California, and Florida multiple times, but Hawaii offered...

  •   “Do not go where the path may lead,  go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson               As I looked out the window, the runway strip stared back at me, I pondered why did I choose my first plane ride to be to Japan. The plane seemed to be much...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring

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