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  • “What happens in China stays in China.” “What happens in China?” “I don’t know! That’s why I have to go!” My mother and I were having another argument about whether I could go to Beijing to visit my cousin Sophia over the summer. My mother and I rarely saw things eye to eye, so bickering on the car...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • Considering that my parents worry about me being out past 11 PM in our Midwestern town, it seems crazy now that I was allowed to travel alone to a foreign country just this past summer! My trip to Costa Rica had a profound effect on me. We found the mission trip to Camp Penuel, Costa Rica online...

  •           The cry of seagulls permeating the air. The crisp, salty smell of the ocean drifting lazily into my nostrils. A decadent, five-star hotel before me, eager to welcome me after a long, sleepless night. None of these things greeted me as I exited my EgyptAir plane and stepped onto the arid...

    Tags: Africa
  • I had never dreamed I would have the chance to go to Paris, France but I did.  My French class planned this trip, it was made open, so any students or parents that wanted to come could.  There were twenty-three people that went, including my great aunt and my grandmother. I don’t believe I had ever...

    Tags: Europe
  • I take a big breath in, and the smells of burning trash fill my lungs. Though it is an unpleasant first wiff it makes my heart smile and all I can think is, "it's good to be back." This is my third time in Haiti, and the day before I had just spent a week in Guatemala. It's hard to take in the new...

  • One of the most rewarding experiences I have encountered in my life was when I traveled with my church to Jamaica. Although it took a lot of time and dedication to prepare and raise money before the actual mission trip, the journey has made a lasting impact on me.  In this poverty stricken...

  • It was smack-dab in the middle of our annual family beach week vacation at Rockaway Beach, when my cousin Renae and I found ourselves face to face with udder boredom. As we listed our options of ways to pass the time, we finally came to the decision that we would go for a bike ride. The goal of our...

  • He picked it up off the ground.  After putting the single Euro coin we gave him in the vending machine, he picked the cigarette up off the cement and began to smoke it.  Yeah.  We watched in disbelief while Anthony walked beside him, conversing in Spanish.  Ian and I didn’t want to take directions...

    Tags: Europe
  • I stared down at what I held in my hand, not able to believe it…a ticket to Disney World. My mom couldn’t hold back her beaming smile. “Your bags are already packed. We’re leaving tonight.” “Tonight?” my brother, Garrett cried. And so our surprise trip to Disney World began. After a...

  • There is a beauty that is universal. The beauty of eyes opened: cultures explored, and eternity grasped. Someone once asked me, “Of the man waking from a dream, and the man still in one, who is happier?” I would dare to suggest that a man might not have to choose one over the other. I would dare to...

    Tags: Europe

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