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  • A sparkling ocean of diamonds were scattered evenly on black velvet in front of us, just for us. The lights crawled up and down boulevards, bioluminescent ants navigating hairline streets, their horns and sound pollution reduced to a whooshing static at 1,250 feet. I imagined a 10,000 ton ape...

  •    As a teenage mother from Brooklyn it’s difficult to go on trips; thus, no matter how small a trip it matters to me.           An early Thursday morning around 7:00am I woke up feeling my eyes so heavy. There were just not ready to be open. I got up, got myself dressed ,ate my breakfast said bye...

  •             Between corn fields and windmills on a long stretch of wide open Highway I-90 West, chugged along our red rental mini-van. When I tell people I went to Sioux Falls, South Dakota the summer before my senior year, I get the usual puzzled stares and peculiar looks. However, not many...

  • Traveling has always been something I have wanted to do. Seeing the world from all different perspectives is something that has always appealed to me. This summer, I got to see the world from a much shorter and younger perspective. I was got to travel to Cape Cod and do a month long internship for...

  • It's a good rule of thumb that when my mom says that a trip is going to be "educational", she means "boring." Another rule of thumb is that, if one of the six kids in my family actually enjoys the experience, the other five won't. So, as you can imagine, it was with much trepidation that we crawled...

  • The Dominican Republic, known by most Americans for little more than its love of baseball, produces far more people living below the poverty line than it does people who make it to the Major Leagues.  Through the Students International organization, my youth group was able to travel to the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Whenever I told someone I was going on a cruise, they would look at me in jealousy.  Everyone wants to go on a cruise; they want to eat, sleep, basically not have any obligations for the five days you are inaccessible by anyone who might “need” to speak with you.  However, as jealous as someone may...

  • A place exists where it is considered normal for children to not have a father present. A place where mothers who cannot find work turn to prostitution just to bring home a few dollars.   A place where a mother will feed her addiction before her children. Where darkness lurks so abundantly that...

  • Slovakia. No it’s not near Kazakhstan. Nor is it in the Middle East. If your geography is failing you, does Czechoslovakia ring a bell? Actually, Czechoslovakia dissolved almost twenty years ago and if you look at a map of Central Europe, right next to the Czech Republic is Slovakia. Although...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • With each turn of the wheel, my anticipation grew. Standing on a rickety, hand-cranked ferry, which was nothing more than a rotting plank of wood with a makeshift roof powered by a rudimentary wheel and cable system, I contemplated what lay ahead. This trip to Belize was my first to Central America...

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