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  •                  I actually wasn’t all too thrilled. I had always thought that cruises were for snooty rich people who had nothing better to do. I had no idea what was waiting for me: the memories I would receive and how my life would be changed. After hours of flying, we arrived in Florida, where...

  •       We drove through the night and I gazed at the towering skyscrapers through the rain-spattered windows, amazed by the myriads of cars around us, feeling the Mexican metropolis envelop me.      The day after our arrival we visited a mercado-sobre-ruedas. These street markets consist of simple...

  •     I knew that my first adventure was going to be super exciting: my very first trip to Pakistan. My parents were born and raised in Pakistan and they have been considering going back to meet their family and to take me along as well. They always tell me to appreciate everything that I have and...

    Tags: Asia
  • Have you ever been somewhere that changed your life? Have you ever had a trip of a lifetime? A trip that you would never forget? For me that trip was to Dulce, New Mexico. Im guessing you've never heard of it. Its a small town on an Indian reservation. I went there with my church youth group on a...

  •   In July of 2010, through a program with ACIS, three of my friends and I were able to go on a nine-day trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. And let me tell you, it is a trip I will never forget. Now, let me explain: it's not like we were un-chaperoned. There were many responsible adults...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • Coppell, Texas. A small city in the greater Dallas area that is home to about 40,000 residents including myself. It’s the only home I’ve ever known and I love that it is the place where I grew up. The culture of Coppell has come to be a mix of the Old Coppell, a small farming community, with the...

    Tags: Texas, USA
  • Home. It's usually not the first thing you think of when you see a 30 foot RV. But that's what it had to become for me. After selling our house 2 months before school ended, we were forced to make a home out of this RV. After school ended, we left to go on this epic journey that we planned months...

  • My first instinct was that I wasn't going to like the Estrella Mountain community. There was not much too it. All I saw was, The Elliot Market drug store, a gas station, and houses. In mind that was really all there was and I didn't understand why my single mom wanted to settle here.  It has now...

  • It all began three years ago when my parents announced we are going to a special place for our summer vacation. "To Florida Disneyworld!" they excitingly shouted out.  "Oh boy," my sister and I shouted as we jumped for joy and then my mom added that we are renting an RV to travel in to view all the...

  • What crosses your mind when you think of Canada? It's softball for me. In the past summer I played on a 16U AAU travel team called The Virginia Classics. All that really translates to is a group of dedicated girls going out of town to compete in tournaments, or in this case out of the country. When...

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