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  •              I trudged in among the masses of people and craned my neck above the crowd, attempting to see how much longer before I could enter the Sistine Chapel. “Silence please! NO photos!” a stern security guard reprimanded. I was getting impatient after waiting for hours to see this, but I...

    Tags: Europe
  • By no means am I an avid globetrotter. At this point in my life I have not yet had the opportunity to do much traveling. Last spring however I spent a week in Puerto Rico with my mother. This small island in the Atlantic is technically a part of the United States, but upon stepping off the plane...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   After only a five-hour drive from my home, one can be in a totally different world. In the summer prior to my sophomore year, I was privileged to travel to a village in Baja Mexico with a group of medical students that my father was training over the summer. We served those who were struggling...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Mixed feelings of excitement and fear filled my mind as I came upon my destination.  I had imagined a town that was like mine, but it just needed a little push to get back on its feet - to get back in the swing of things physically and mentally.  But what I found was a filthy place - literally...

  • “It’s okay, breathe, I won’t let you go! Just step back over the edge and keep your feet on the wall. The first step is the hardest part.” This is what was supposed to reassure me as I prepared to repel down the side of a medieval castle tower, or at least I thought that’s what the instructor said...

    Tags: Europe
  • I have been to Chicago many times throughout my life and I didn’t think this trip would be different. It was. This time I saw the city through the anxious eyes of a new driver as I watched my Dad break all the rules my teacher had been preaching! I saw the skyline and I paid attention to the...

  • Our family went to Boston for ten days in August of 2010. We got to experience culture, history, the beach and all the fun of a big city.    The duck tour was a fabulous tour. We saw Boston from a tall, land and water vehicle made for the military in World War 2. The conductors are hilarious,...

  •             I had always visualized New York as a modern and dynamic city, with industrial skyscrapers blooming like daffodils. I would later find out that that did not hold true for where we were headed. The five-hour long car ride finally led us to the Williamsburg Bridge, where I sat up eagerly...

  • Last year, my father told me we were taking a summer vacation with his siblings and their sons to California. Naturally, I awaited the trip with eager enthusiasm; I had always heard interesting stories from others about California, and I could not wait to see my family again. Little did I know that...

  •               At only fifteen years old, I have been blessed to have visited a good bit of our amazing planet, from Russia and Scandinavia in Northern Europe, to Italy and France in Central Europe, to every country in South America, most of the islands in the Caribbean, and virtually all of North...

    Tags: Africa

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