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    Tags: Africa
  •   In the summer of 2009 I was having a great time. Going out with friends and family just having alot of fun. As the summer started coming to a end I wanted to go on a trip far away. Well my wish was granted. My best friend Vivian invited me to take a trip to Kern river in Bakersfield California....

  • Thrown in last minute with only a strong desire to discover and to serve, no  traveler's guide for dummies could prepare me for the journey I was about to venture.  My preconception of China was primarily composed of Communist police, the Great Wall, and Jackie Chan.  Yet, I knew I had to go; it...

    Tags: Asia
  • A surprising fact about life is that you can find a place that feels like home in the least expected places. This is the feeling that I discovered when I embarked upon my journey to New York City.  I set out not knowing what to expect from a place that is a staple of what America stands for but I...

  •         Throughout my seventeen years of being alive, I have probably visited more countries than some adults have visited in their lifetime.  I have been to Canada, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Spain, Italy, and Monaco. The first time my family took an excursion to Europe...

    Tags: Europe
  •               It was a cold March evening when my brother, Jason, my dad, and I boarded our nine hour, British Airways flight from Washington DC to London, which was paid for by my work as a Virginia Senate Page. We spent the night on the plane eating surprisingly good food, playing with the...

  • Taking a step toward the edge, a cold rush of wind blew my hair around my face as I gazed down the mountain, overlooking the small towns and the rivers.   I was seeing a new world. With a quick catch of breath, I had the most life changing revelation of how big the world was, and how small I was...

    Tags: Europe
  • I’ve always wanted to see the world. Countless times, after a long beach run, I would gaze out at the Pacific Ocean. With my back turned to my town, and the salty winds rushing past my face, I would feel myself soaring over the cerulean water, beyond those distant rays of sunlight too powerful...

  •      I traveled all across West Texas with a summer program called GeoFORCE for three days. As our trip travel to a new destination, we learn new geo lessons. During our group trip as high school senior students, we started off by traveling road trip style from the starting destination, Houston...

  • "Jodi, we're going to Jamaica in the summer for my bestfriend's 50th birthday." My mother had said. "Wait...Wha-? Aunty Loris' birthday!?" I replied. I couldn't believe it, in a few weeks time, I would be in the most beautiful, sunny place in the world. A few weeks later. It was about 3 in...

    Tags: Caribbean

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