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  • This trip could not have come at a worse time.  I was sixteen years old and at the end of my sophomore year.  Simultaneously, I had been practicing taekwondo for nine years.  The month before I was supposed to depart on my Aegean Adventure, my black belt testing was moved to occur while I was in...

    Tags: Europe
  • Family is the solid pillar in one's life, no matter how far away siblings and relatives might be.  As an immigrant who has lived in America for the past twelve years of my life, I have met many people, but my family has always been what I return to.  As a youthful pre-teen, I did not quite know the...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • Having our mother work for the airlines for most of our childhood has provided us with great experiences that my sisters and I consider ourselves very lucky to have had. Unlike many of the people in our tiny town, we’ve had the opportunity to visit countless, amazing places across the United States...

  • As I struggled to avoid eye contact with the mountains, whose beauty had taken my friend; my brother away, I knew this stretch down a Spanish-named road contained the most sincere emotion I had felt on a very surreal vacation. My tears were selfish leaving my brother, Max, at the College of Santa...

  • World Youth Day is when teens from all over the world come together to have Mass with the Pope. I attended World Youth Day in 2008 in Sydney, Australia with my Parish Teen Group. There were 223,000 registered pilgrims from 170 nations, making it the largest gathering in Australia.  This amazing...

    Tags: Pacific
  •   The best trip I have ever taken in my life was to Europe. I spent 3 days in Spain after my freshman year of high school. My Spanish teacher organized the trip through EF Tours. I will never in my life forget the things I saw and learned while I was there. We went from Columbus to Chicago to...

    Tags: Europe
  • Attending the summer journalism camp at Eastern Illinois University and on assignment to explore “Small Town America,” Krystina and I, two aspiring journalists ventured into Teutopolis, Ill. T-town , as called by the locals, is a village of 1,500 known for its German-Catholic people and the wooden...

  • A few years back, my family went to Arizona and experienced one of the best vacations ever.  Our itinerary consisted of a ten-day trek that began in Phoenix and included destinations in Sedona, Arizona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.  As we left the airport in...

  • It is said that the soil of Africa is red from the years of bloodshed over the land. A land of great resources and beauty, now poverty-stricken and ruined by corruption along with years of war. It was this land that I've visited twice. In the summer of 2011, I went with a group of women and...

  • Imagine riding in a covered wagon for four days with classmates. For me this was a true pioneer experience. It was an interesting trip that I experienced during my fifth grade year at Lincoln Elementary School.  There were thirty-one of us altogether including kids from Alpha Elementary school;...

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