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  •  Back in March 2009, I was sitting in the pew of my church listening to my pastor read aloud the usual announcements. My heart raced when I heard Pastor Ben share that there would be an upcoming trip to Israel in November. I was determined to go, though the cost of the trip was $3,400. I found many...

    Tags: Africa
  • In February of 2009, I learned several things about my life, through a trip to Haiti. First and foremost, Haiti is a poor country. Over 80% of the people are unemployed, and have no way to get a job, or provide for their families. I learned that I had won the “lottery of life,” according to my...

  • The summer after my sophomore year in high school I went on a family vacation to Maui. I had heard so many wonderful stories about Hawaii that I had no doubt my vacation would be just as memorable. My family spent hours packing for the trip and we could hardly contain our excitement. We arrived at...

  •             Travel on an airplane for 12 hours, to somewhere 5,599 miles away, and you will end up in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the place that changed my life forever.  This once in a lifetime opportunity occurred two years ago, during the summer of 2008.  Before this I was your...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was July, 2008. I just arrived from Germany and was waiting for my baggage anxiously. The people around me hustled to retrieve their luggage and I dreaded the thought of mine never coming. Then, I saw it! Smiling, I picked it up and made my way to the exit where I saw six smiling faces of a...

    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....

  • I was a month from turning 18 when I stuffed myself, my iPod, my book, and my suitcase in the backseat of my parents' car for a weeklong visit to my aunt and uncle in Rifle, Colorado.  This was no "two hour tour", as my mother insists that driving is cheaper than flying, and that one can only...

  • Yeah, sure I'm in IB Biology and my mom is a conservation biologist, but I'm not quite the rainforest type. As a seventeen year old, I prefer our nocturnal sleeping schedules as opposed to the early jungle one. And it's hard to fathom a place with limited electricity and a short hot water supply....

  • Several girls shrieked as the plane dipped to the right. I sucked in my breath with amazement as my classmates and I flew over the tropical island of Tioman, where we would be spending an entire week as a part of a team-building exercise. Who would have thought a forgotten island off the east coast...

    Tags: Pacific
  • I was recently given the opportunity to take the trip of a lifetime. In April 2006, I traveled to Honduras where my ancestors and family lived. During this trip I learned about the history of my family, facts about the country, how my dad grew up, more about him, and what its like to live in a...

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