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  • I remember the days as a child when my mom used to tell me bedtime stories about the various trips she took to Europe. Every trip that she took, she would bring me back a snow globe. Soon my room became filled with not only snow globes but the hopes and dreams to one day embark on my own journey...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Imagine riding in a covered wagon for four days with classmates. For me this was a true pioneer experience. It was an interesting trip that I experienced during my fifth grade year at Lincoln Elementary School.  There were thirty-one of us altogether including kids from Alpha Elementary school;...

  • During the summer of 2009 a group of students and I participated in a People to People International adventure that would change my life forever. People to People is an organization started by our 34th President, Dwight D. Eisenhower; its mission is to promote peace through understanding,...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Miles away from civilization, camping at Lane Lake in the high Sierra, the conveniences of modern day life were almost completely gone. As I finished brushing my teeth that cold morning a few days into my school backpacking trip, I looked down at my tooth brush that was covered in white mint...

  • Two hundred thirty-four steps. Two hundred thirty-four winding, metal steps. Two hundred thirty-four winding, metal steps, on crutches. It was the summer before my freshman year and I was climbing l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris with a leg I had broken only a week before. It took some creative problem...

  • Just before my senior year of high school we moved to another state. I was devastated! And to make matters worse the move was severely stressful. I felt old, tired, and needed a vacation.   Well a few months after the new year my father decided to surprise us; a vacation to Florida! I needed a...

  • George Bernand Shaw once wrote, “the reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.” Up until the summer of 2008, when I visited Bangladesh after 8 years, I would have never been able to truly understand or relate to this quote...

    Tags: Asia
  • I live in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, a city where all five boroughs are special in their own unique way. Like most boroughs Brooklyn contains diverse cultures and uplifting energy. Although many tourists visit Manhattan due to its world renowned landmarks, people are unaware of the...

  • The last few decades have seen the rise of an America increasingly enamored of differences, ever more cognizant that diversity means fresh perspectives and ideas. I arrived in Costa Rica with this in mind, excited to meet and learn from people so different from me. And I did—I learned the...

  • My dad excitedly climbed into his red, white and blue formula Volkswagen race car, adjusted his helmet, and then flipped the ignition switch to ‘on’ and the engine roared to life. He lightly tapped his foot on the gas and the car inched forward out of the paddock spot, headed for grid as the rest...

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