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  • Every year, I participate in an annual Mexico Short-Term Mission team with my church youth group. Last year was the first time my brother and I decided to travel with the team to Puerto Pensasco, Mexico. On a Saturday morning, the first day of our Spring Break, I got up at 6:30 a.m. to get ready...

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    Tags: Pacific
  • On the corner of where the blind man begs and where the little girl cries, I solemnly stand on a lonesome street in Jamaica. The sun blazes, but it does not blind me from the culture I somehow stumbled upon, intricately woven with poverty and crime. Elaborate brochures sprinkled with pictures of...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was the morning of October 22nd. The terminal soon filled with eager passengers awaiting their departure on the Rhapsody of the Seas. The ship began filling up with families, newlyweds, and friends.   The music traversed across all of the ship bringing out the fun side in everyone. People...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I woke up, feeling a bit tired and a bit hungry. The Captain announced the passenger on board to get ready to leave. I got up and regroup with my family. We later took our first step outside the aircraft and onto the Vietnamese airport station. The heat instantly striked us. My body instantly...

    Tags: Asia
  • Of all my memories, that of my sister and I driving across the country together is one I’ll never forget. I’d love to say that it was because of the beautiful and majestic landscapes across which we traversed, but mostly it was because of the scary, enlightening, and hilarious stories that we...

  • It was the summer after my freshman year of high school when we decided to take a trip to England. I was so excited and I had wanted to go there for a few years. We dropped the dog off at my aunt's house and made our way to the airport. My parents went all out and got first class seats; this...

  • About 4 years ago, my family took an unforgettable vacation to South Africa where we participated in a three day safari. When my family took this trip, we were living in Madrid, Spain. Our plane tickets cost about $1750 per person, but a ticket from New York City, New York would cost about the...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • In late July, 2011, my twin sister, Savannah, and I traveled alone to California to visit our older sister Mercedes, who lives in Lancaster. We stayed for five days before flying home to Arizona. While we were there, we partook in various activities ranging from sightseeing to riding death-...

  • I feel dizzy as I step off the airplane. The sun blinds me as I try to find my footing. After eight hours on a plane, I am displeased to find my shoe covered in mud instead of resting on concrete. It is at this point that I realize that I am truly in Lima, Peru, instead of Atlanta, Georgia. The...

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