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  • Travelling with your family is not always easy especially when you consist of two adults and three grown teenagers who barely squeeze into the back seat of a car. Being the youngest, I always got bribed – and later forced – to sit in the middle section car dealerships claim is a seat which in my...

  • Someone snorted in the back of the van in their sleep. The snow danced outside from the sky as the twelve person van moved at a nauseous rate. My eye lids drooped and exhaustion’s fingers tugged at my body. I tugged back, refusing to surrender. My peers were too armed with food and other...

  • In January of this year, 2012, I went to Belgium with my mom to celebrate my 17th birthday. This trip really changed my life. We only went for three short days, but in those three days I experienced things that really changed me as a person. We arrived and went to our hotel in downtown Brussels...

    Tags: Europe
  • I had a blast in Argentina meeting new people, experiencing new things, and learning about a different culture.  First, my classmates and I went to Conte Hotel and checked in. Afterwards, my friends and I encountered a problem with the check with the front desk where they charged us as a group....

  • On July 20, 2006 my family and I headed to Las Vegas to experience everything it had to offer. We drove there to save money and this just made it even more interesting, to be sitting in a car without moving around for 16 hours. On the way we stopped at a town called Flagstaff, Nevada so my father...

  • I always thought I wasn’t the type to judge someone before I knew them. That’s why I waited until I spent a little time with people to file them into a category in my head: studious, bossy, stuck-up, nice, etc. Once they were in a category, they never really left it unless something drastic...

  •               A small crowd of children milled around me, excitedly spurting questions as I left the elementary school. I could tell that they were repeating a particular combination of words, but because my Spanish was so limited I could not find meaning in the beautiful sounds. I had studied...

  • My eyes slowly began to open as I finally heard the flight attendant announce, “Thank you for flying with us. We have now reached our destination, La Courña, Spain...” My stomach was filled with butterflies because I knew this would be a trip of a life time. I had the opportunity to travel to...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •  The sliding glass doors of the small airport in San Jose, Costa Rica opened and exposed me to the brilliant Sun and hundreds of people speaking a language I could hardly understand. I signed up for my youth group’s mission trip for the summer of 2008 not truly knowing what to expect. Even as we...

  • On the day of our flight to California, I almost spilled my cereal all over myself as I saw my mom stuffing extra things into my backpack, making it resemble a bloated balloon. When we got to Los Angeles six hours later, I could barely carry it. It was a relief to dump our stuff off at the motel....

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