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  • Who doesn’t love our nation’s capitol? A diverse mass of cultures, the highest government in the country, and overpriced restaurants all in one place?! Sounds like heaven to me.             This past February, I took a trip with my coalition, YSAP, to the always beautiful Washington D.C. for a...

  • The van twists and winds through the breathtaking highlands of Guatemala. Far from our home base in San Marcos, we zoom along, screeching around heart-stopping turns, I tightly grip my seat hoping to keep my head from connecting violently with the ceiling, yet again. Head throbbing, I look out my...

  • Many times when people write about visiting Africa, it tends to be about a missionary trip. The term ‘Africa’ is usually synonymous with poverty, dirt, corruption and illness.  Africa is often portrayed as an uncivilized mass in need of donations. Yes, just like any other nation, there are parts of...

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  • My entire life I had been craving an adventure, one similar to the ones I see in movies and read in books. My adventure started the day I stepped foot in Egypt during the summer. I was looking forward to arriving in Egypt since the start of the revolution of which I was part of the group that had...

  • Each year my father, mother and I go on vacation. Sometimes it is to the beach, sometimes it is to visit my oldest brother in Arizona, but this family vacation was dedicated to visiting the colleges I was most interested in. It was only unfortunate that they were all over 1000 miles to the north....

  •                  In the summer of 2007, I visited Durango, Mexico. I can still picture it, as if it were only yesterday. When I think about Mexico, hard working people come to mind. I had never seen people selling products in the streets. It was a shock to see such young kids working in the...

  •   My Ultimate Travel Experience             Lauren Corsaut         As I step into the chilliness of March out of the comfort of my hotel, buildings of the most ornate architecture loom over me, all their well-encased treasures resting within their bellies, silently beckoning me to come in and view...

  •   I am the only girl of four brothers; that statement alone is an adventure within its own right www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php. To glorify the setting, we live in an extremly small town. There is not much in Ashford, Alabama: a few stores, a couples of traffic lights, and a railroad crossing or two...

  • The sun shimmered through the crystal waters of Molokini Crater. I floated on my back in peaceful bliss. My dad, brother and I had booked this morning’s snorkeling tour because we were seeking an adventure. The aerial views featured on the Pacific Whale Foundation's brochures were enticing. The...

  • Rick Warren states in his book, The Purpose Driven Life, “We discover our role in life through our relationships with others.” Lupetia Ramirez is an extraordinary young lady who helped me discover my purpose in life. She was an inspiration to me on my first mission trip to Baja, California in...

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