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  •  Hiking in Vibrams and a bathing suit felt equivalent to hiking barefoot in a girdle. Vibrams are a pair of 5-fingered shoes designed with 5 individual slots to eat of your toes.  The other students were equipped with expensive hiking boots while I heavily relied on one pair of all-purpose...

  •  I sat in a circle with twelve musicians on the floor of LaGuardia Airport, anxiously waiting to receive my sheet music. Initially, my nerves were quickly taking over my mind but I knew that spending the next ten days in Florence for “Violin Boot Camp” would be the most extraordinary experience...

    Tags: Europe
  • Day 1: April 4, 2012 The other 16 students and I arrived to school with our luggage ready to head to JFK, but not before reluctantly attending the first two classes of the day while the pricipal inspected our bags. Our advisors- both french teachers and our irish literature teacher- were just...

  • The conditions were miserable. Claustrophobia struck me as I felt the wet arms of my sixteen friends while we rode along the Jamaican countryside in a fifteen-passenger van. I had every reason to complain: there was no air-conditioning; I was tired and hungry; and, of all things, it began to rain...

  • A Family of a Different Kind I love to travel. I Love the feeling you get from travel. There is nothing like waking up at four in the morning, jumping on a plane at eight, and too many hours and a sore bottom later, stepping off the ramp into another city. Or how about the long car trips? Snack...

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  • It was just like the cliché way that fiction writers describe their magical fantasies. The green mountains were blanketed by a thin layer of silvery clouds. The lush valley was fed by numerous rivers that ran through it. A cool breeze brushed against my cheek. Birds sang sweetly in the air. I had...

  • Last summer, I traveled halfway across the world to China. My grandparents from both sides of my family currently live there. Most of my family lives in China, so whenever I go there I get bombarded with random family members that I haven’t seen for years! During the trip last year, I realized...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • I am the opposite of a city slicker. For almost my entire life I’ve resided in suburban California, rarely going outside the confines of the state. So I jumped at the chance to get out of my comfort zone in order to visit Chicago, Illinois.   Transportation there is easy. I could walk almost...

  •                   I have always considered myself as a silent leader. I have been going to a Christian sports camp in Branson, Missouri for the past six years. Within the camp there are three different programs.  Out of about eight hundred people I was one of the few people chosen to be apart of...

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