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  • Only in Pine Mountain can you swing through the trees, visit a wild life animal reserve, and still be grounded by the historical significance of our natural lands. We may be “small town USA” but do not underestimate us! We have many cultures found around Pine Mountain. You have Jose, who is the...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  •            My Dad’s eyes are subtly asymmetrical; the right one is open, alert, while the left is slightly shadowed by the brow, a little rounder in shape. On a father-daughter trip to Montreal, I snapped a photo of him standing against a painted wall, the sun perfectly striking his face; the...

  • Being among the masses of San Diego Comic-Con is always a treat for any fan of pop culture and comic books, but the 2009 edition of the event held more special meaning to me than any of the other iterations I've been to.  Since I'd proven to be such a great fan to them before, the comic book...

  • There are many things that could make an outsider feel comfortable in Ashland, Wisconsin. Ashland combines the nature of the area with wonderful restaurants and local art appreciation. Ashland features an abundance of nature. Many events highlight or revolve around the natural beauty of this...

  • Sweat pours down the faces and backs of the volunteers. Our arms are sore, our lips are parched but we continue to nail, sand and paint the pews. We are renovating two churches: Our Lady of Guadeloupe and Our Lady of Charity. We’ve been working for hours now but no one complains and no one whines...

  • I stepped out of the Alexander Hotel onto the silent streets of a dimly lit Dizzengof Street as adrenaline coursed through my veins; the clock told me it was 2 AM in Tel Aviv, Israel as I climbed into a van with my family to climb the glorious Mount Masada. I was determined to climb all 1,300 ft....

  •           I always thought that when people go on vacation, they escape troubles at home, get away from the nagging at work, and want to get alone time.  Everyone tends to go somewhere extravagent and blisfull, and expect to have the best time wherever they are.  I was one of those people; this...

  • My family of six had been talking about traveling to Europe for years. It didn’t happen until just recently. During the summer of 2011, I went on a family vacation to Italy. We traveled to seven different cities in Italy in a span of two weeks. It was an amazing opportunity to both have fun and...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • Sitting outside the dormitory and laughing with the students, I realized how much this cultural exchange will affect me in the future.  Looking back now, this incredible experience has changed my perspective and over-all level of appreciation.  Ever since I was chosen to travel for two weeks over...

    Tags: Africa
  • As I awake with my legs blanketed in warm sand, anticipating my appointment with a Greek sunrise, a Mediterranean breeze enraptures my senses. Bitter air it is not. It wafts, venting histories passed into my nostrils, inflating my lungs with the rich triumphs of centuries dead. It was as if Athena...

    Tags: Europe

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