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  • A couple of hundred miles off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are little pieces of paradise situated in the Pacific Ocean. As my family and I left our cruise ship, “The Ambassador”, I found it hard to believe I was actually on the little islands I had heard so much about. By then...

  • I am a regional young actor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and am scheduled for auditions in the four of the top theatre programs in the country in February.  In preparation, my mother and I traveled to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for inspiration.  The trip planned my future.  I will work there  one...

  • A recent trip that I took with my family was back in the year 2007, July 23 to be exact. We went to our home town back in Mexico. But this year was different. We were going because it was my grandparents 50th anniversary. And they had decided to renew their vows. I was really excited. I had gone...

  •    The summer before sophomore year was a pivotal point in my teenage life. Our family trip to Morocco and Spain opened my eyes to the wonderful secrets God has created around the world just waiting to be seen by my ready and receiving eyes. Morocco exposed me to a culture I had never imagined....

    Tags: Africa, Europe, Spain
  • On March 19th, 2011, I landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but it was not until I saw the Washington Monument, its tip piercing the clear morning sky, through the rear passenger window that I fully understood I was in Washington D.C. Months of planning with my parents, the head...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Last May, my grandparents and I took a week-long vacation to Kauai, Hawaii.  All I can say about this trip is that it was amazing and I will always remember it vividly as my all time favorite vacation. To put lightly, it was unforgettable. I pretty much fell in love with the Garden Island and if I...

  • There I was in Kibera-- the largest slum of Kenya. I had been selected for Loyola Academy’s East Africa immersion trip. Graduates of Saint Aloysius, a school which serves HIV/AID affected young people, showed us their homes in the slums. Kibera was overpopulated and overrun with garbage and feces....

  • Traveling is one of the great joys in life. When it comes to deciding where to go, you really have to ask yourself what you’re looking to experience. If you want to hike, bike, walk, shop, and enjoy a New Age culture then I fully recommend spending some time in Sedona, Arizona. Sedona is a small...

  • In January 2009, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. My grandparents gave me a fully paid for cruise vacation for my sixteenth birthday and invited my best friend of eleven years as well. We were both immensely excited, planning for the trip months in advance. We thought getting out of cold...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • “Ciao bambini! Hello Kids!” My Italian host, Beatrice; my roommate, Cindy; and I greeted the others as we arrived at the bus station ready to depart on a day trip to Venice. It started out as an easy phrase that the Italian students taught us on one of our first days with them and turned into...

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