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  •   Hello, my name is Daja Martin and I have recently traveled to Cozumel, Mexico. The journey to our destination was amazing. My family and I took a cruise ship leaving from Tampa, Florida. Docking the ship was a new thing for me being that I’ve never been on a cruise ship before. There was...

  • White sand beaches, the hot sun beating down, and crystal-clear water were what I had longed for. Destination Paradise! A cruise to The Bahamas was just the vacation I dreamed of. The Bahamas were full of culture, friendly people, and exotic foods.             My favorite section was the adventure...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The guide’s hand shot up, his fingers slowly curling into a fist.  I grasped the side-rail of our two-seater mud buggy, bracing for Josiah to disengage the gas and hit the squeaky brake pedal.  We were the first buggy behind the guide, and seconds later all fifteen of us were in a long, humming,...

  • In June of 2007, my family and I decided to visit my mother’s parents and family in Bellingham, Washington. We began our trip at five o’clock in the morning. We drove from Van Buren, Arkansas, over through Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, up to Kansas City, Kansas, and drove all the way across Kansas until...

  • In June of 2008, I went on a missions/relief trip with a small group of teens and adults alike to a small city in Mexico. While we were there, we helped refurbish a church among other things, but it was a little boy at an orphanage called Casa Hagar that melted my heart. This little boy is 3 years...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Through my finals, meetings, and extracurricular activities the idea of basking in the Hawaiian sun was one of the only things keeping me going.I enjoy keeping myself busy. I am on the youth council for my city, an officer in several clubs at my high school, and a dedicated student. I take every AP...

  • I have always been told that “friends are the family that you chose for yourself”. Last summer I took a trip of a lifetime with my chosen family. My three best friends and I went on a two week EF Tours trip to France, Italy and Spain. I learned many life lessons and gained a whole new perspective...

    Tags: Europe, France, Spain
  • For months, my family had been planning a fantastic trip to Paris! This meant the world to me because I’ve never been outside the U.S. I counted down the days until our flight to Europe! I had a huge grin on my face the whole plane ride. After a long 9 hours, we arrived to the Promise Land! As soon...

    Tags: Europe
  • As I stared at the teary eyed girls in front of me and fought back mine as well, I realized why I was so upset. I felt as though I'd known them for years even though it was just a few days. The bond was unmistakable and I promised them I'd be back. We all went our separate ways and now all I have...

  •      It’s six o’clock in the morning, but really it’s eight o’clock at night. It’s a strange limbo between twilight and sunrise.  It’s the confusion that travelers experience when waking up thousands of miles, many time zones away, from home. I’m sitting in the comfortable gray light, scribbling in...

    Tags: Asia

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