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  • Last summer I was fresh out of my sophomore year. I wanted to see the world, and the first opportunity to do so arose through my high school. It was my first time traveling without my family, a week in Normandy, a weeklong family stay in Orleans rounded off by a serene week long dream stay in...

  • On the plane ride from San Francisco International Airport to O’Hare International Airport, I thought about great American cities. New York City and Los Angeles came to mind right off the bat. What about Chicago? What’s so great about Chicago? No iconic tourist attractions such as the Statue of...

  • My travel experience to the Philippines was the best vacation I have ever had. The reason why my family and I went there was because my dad was getting married. In the Philippines everything was really different than in the United States.  Once I arrived there at the airport and left the building I...

    Tags: Asia
  • In my 18 years of life I have been on many exciting and life changing trips, however there is one that stands out more than all the others. The trip that I am talking about was my family’s 2008 trip to Chicago. Most people go on trips to seek relaxation and to get away from the stress and worries...

  • Seattle – Washington state’s city that likes to think it is New York with less than a tenth of the population, a comparatively belated history, and the bereavement that is lacking residents walking about adorning shirts to declare their love with bold type and an adorably trite heart – became a...

  •       When you meet people from other countries, with backgrounds and beliefs different than yours, you are able to learn many things that you would not ever imagine. This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the Harvest of Hope Leadership Academy (HHLA), at the University of Kansas,...

  • I never expected to fall in love with the desert, not me, a girl born and raised in the florid river valleys of West Virginia. When I thought of Arizona, Colorado, and the like, I imagined parched skeletons picked apart by vultures. I was fully prepared to hate my family’s weeklong tour of the...

  • Living within the United States has many benefits considering the freedoms that all Americans hold true. However, many Americans live their lives in the same place until they graduate college. I have been lucky enough to travel out of the country.  I have visited countries such as South Africa,...

    Tags: Asia
  • When most people think of vacations they imagine tropical beaches, the warm sun glazing your skin, the feel of the icy ocean water splashing against your leg, a paradise in a sense. I learned that that is not always the case. Some vacations end up meaning more than any beach, shopping trip, or hike...

  • During the summer of 2005 my family and I took a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This was the very first trip I had ever taken outside of my home state of Ohio. I was overwhelmed and mesmerized to see the ocean for the first time in my life.   I never could have imagined the power of the...

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