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  • I am at home, preparing for an unreal place I've only ever heard of.  Just some fantastic black hole where clothes are made.  Even though it isn't a reality, I continue to plan outfits and spending.  Is it bravery? Curiosity? Blind trust?  Who is Cathay Pacific Airlines that I should trust them...

    Tags: Asia
  • Lecciones De España This June, I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with two of my high school’s teachers and a group of twenty other people.  We travelled all over that amazing country. We started in Madrid and made our way to Toledo, then to Granada and from there to the Costa del Sol.  We...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • This past January, I traveled with my family and a group from our church, Pleasant View Mennonite, to a small town in Kenya called Thika. We worked with a foundation called African Christian Missions International (ACMI) and spent most of our two week stay with a woman named Agnes and the 23...

  • I had never been away from home more than a few days, so when my middle school offered an exchange program to Mexico I jumped on the chance. I’d imagine Mexico to be this pre-historic place where people transported on donkeys, ate beans and rice for dinner, and wore sombreros on a daily basis. My...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There were four Smiths, one minivan, and too many pieces of luggage to count. But the family was anxious to get moving, and nothing could stop them from reaching their ultimate goal: the magnificent and ultra-American destination, The Grand Canyon. When my dad first told me we would be driving to...

  • MORE THAN I IMAGINED                  As the car made its way past the Kansas-Colorado border, my heart suddenly began pounding faster than a set of drums in a band.  This was really it…the enormous snow-capped mountains and beautiful scenery of Colorado about which I had heard.  As we got within...

  •   “I got the new Xbox360 and the Wii,” someone exclaims, and someone responds immediately, listing their gifts and the reasons they are better. It’s the first day of school after December break. The most gossipy day of the year, filled with discussions of gifts received during the holidays.  My...

  • Feelings of excitement washed over me as we pulled out of the driveway, our SUV piled with skim boards, towels, sand castle equipment, and bags bursting at the seams. I figured in approximately ten hours, we would be at the tropical beach paradise of Destin, Florida. Little did I know that...

  • Let me start off by saying that Ghana was never on the top of my list when it came to "Places I Would Like to See". However, the experiences I had in this country were so great, so different, so impacting that I would advise all of you to bump Ghana up on your own lists! I traveled to Ghana on a...

  • I had never really traveled, never had any unique experiences other than our usual summer camping trips. But, one day, my mom presented me with an opportunity to go to Costa Rica. To me, this “opportunity” didn’t seem real, it was more like something that would simply be cool to do, but never...

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