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  • 2012 summer started off with my vacation to Virginia Beach, Virginia, a trip I would never forget. This summer was my second time going to Virginia Beach, and this time around I learned many new things that I didn’t know before. I loved climbing Cape Henry Lighthouse during 2011 so much that I...

  • Kla Ha Ya!  This historical phrase is a term that has been passed down from generation to generation in the rustic, beautiful city of Snohomish.  Kla Ha Ya means “welcome” and can be found throughout Snohomish; be it on house windows, river signs, park benches, or simply in the spirit of the...

    Tags: USA, Washington
  • One of my most eye-opening, self-discovering experiences took place less than two hours away from my hometown; I felt the distance sorely nonetheless. I was accepted into an acting program at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, and I was to spend a month in New York while I...

  •  Spring break, 2012, and my parents, my three younger siblings, and I left North Carolina for a two day stay in a lakeside home at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia.             The first day was perfectly enjoyable; however, our excursion took an unpleasant twist when we were returning home from...

  • Beautiful British Columbia is the slogan that is plastered on every license plate in British Columbia, and on my week long backpacking trip in Malibu, British Columbia I found that to be absolutely true. Through an organization called Young Life, my friend Elliot, my brother, our Young Life leader...

  • Cinque Terre! Why should somone go there? It is a beautiful place in Italy where 5 cities with diffrent characteristics and diffrent styles are connected all by a train ride. (or you can walk through each city) When is the best time to go? Early June, late august, or early spetember. The...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • I slurped on my noodles as I observed the chef chopping up dough into soba. After we finished eating, I jumped from my seat and ran outside. Jewelry merchants crouched near the edge of the canal with purple blankets bearing necklaces and trinkets. In one doorway sat a mechanical cat. A ruffle from...

    Tags: Asia
  • I am cold. I am tired. I am wet. But as I sit on the bus on my way back to our hotel, I am also the most content that I can ever remember being. River rafting down the River Tay in Scotland has just become my favorite sport and joking about it with my fellow People to People Student Ambassadors,...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • Ever since I was young I loved to go places. It didn’t matter where I went. If it was just a trip to the store with mom then I was happy. I just hated staying home. I really wanted to travel and I’ve been to many places like Orlando, West Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Keys...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   When my parents announced this past winter that we’d be leaving snowy Minnesota for the waters of the Caribbean, I started dancing around the kitchen.             A month later, we arrived in Puerto Rico to embark on The Adventure of the Seas. The ship was huge. Looking at our vessel felt almost...

    Tags: Caribbean

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