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  • The trip I took was to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.  I applied and got accepted to go to Northern Tier, a Boy Scout high adventure camp, to be a part of the Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage.  For the first week of my trip, I got to work on a portage trail.  For the second part of the...

  • This was it—the moment of truth. I smiled and shook hands with Señor Caballero, my new host father. “¿Hola, como está?” I said, awkwardly. He responded in a thick accent that was barely intelligible. I could tell it was going to be a confusing two weeks. I smiled at him and nodded in an effort to...

  •      It was a mile walk. Well, 0.9 miles exactly, if one plans to take the same walk I did, from the parking garage on the Country Club Plaza to Southmoreland Park. And what a beautiful day it was here in late June, for a brief walk through the City of Fountains. The rays of sunshine beat down on...

  • I reach to my collarbone and touch the small gold coin hanging on a worn leather strap. I look at the crested crane and the words “Bank of Uganda” and memories flood my mind. I hear their voices ring in my ears. I see their smiling faces. I feel the touch of our hands intertwined as we walk down...

  •        I was staring at the gray cotton seat in front of me wondering how it was that I could be surrounded by 45 strangers with all of their luggage and little kids crowding the space around me and yet at the same time be surrounded by nothing. Of course not all of them were strangers. My friend...

  • Various solutions have been posed as to the problem of the depreciated value of American currency in Europe and the subsequent high cost of traveling abroad.  My solution? Go to South America!  This summer I had the experience of a lifetime in the small South American country of Peru.  Along with...

  • After a solid seven-hour drive from Philadelphia to the lower Finger Lakes of New York State, five kids hastened down the steep hill—as much a result of gravity as eagerness—to reach the small beach tucked away behind trees at the end of the paved walkway.  Passing beyond the cover of the trees,...

  • The plan for “Roadtrip 2k14” was brilliant, in my opinion. My little green Honda Accord got excellent gas mileage and had proved itself to be a reliable car over the past year it had been in my possession. It could make the trip from Spokane, Washington to Olathe, Kansas for about $500 round trip,...

  •                 Some people might think that a campus tour is something trivial and tiring, but I think that it is something exciting and intriguing. My campus tour to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin had to be one of the most memorable things that I have done this summer. I remember being...

  •   I’m a recent high school graduate who has lived in the small Township of Montclair, New Jersey for the last four years. Montclair is known for its motto, ‘Where the suburbs meets the city’. Some say parts of Montclair is similar to New York City, which is less than 20 miles away. Like the Big...

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