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  •   One of the most important events in my life thus far has been the mission trip I took to Juarez, Mexico last summer.  I have filled out several applications to various colleges in the Southeast, but none of these offered me the opportunity to share about this experience.  I traveled to Juarez in...

  • “This is just like India,” I said to one of my fellow students as we stood waiting for our bus. Wild dogs scampered in the streets while drowsy cats slept draped over rundown steps.  The realization that you are entering a new, destitute world where people live very different lives than your own...

  • Mankind has always been inquisitive. We try to understand the little whys and wherefores that permeate our world by visiting new places, trying new things, and enjoying ourselves, actions which can only be described by the word travel. However, traveling is not always about living in the comfort...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  •   Every year in the beginning of August, My family and I take a vacation to Lake Nacimiento. We camp at a huge, beautiful campground which is right on the edge of the water called Sandy Point. It is filled with nature, life, and excitement. We camp with five other families every time we go and...

  • Dover-Foxcroft, a small town in rural northern Maine, is a place of nature and wonderful community. As of 2010, Dover- Foxcroft is home to around 2,528 people, but this small community has much to offer for its youth as well as the older generations.  In Dover- Foxcroft, the main attraction is...

    Tags: USA
  • New Orleans or BustIt was the weekend of Easter and we figured that it would be a pleasant drive with great weather. Who would have thought that it would be snowing in the middle of April as the Easter baskets were prepared? We were headed down to New Orleans to see my older brother before he was...

  • My stomach rumbled with butterflies as my team pulled out of the dark parking lot heading for New Orleans, Louisiana.  Painfully twisting 180 degrees in my seat, I saw my family waving goodbye.  I was nervous and excited at the same time, for it was my first mission trip.  It was 5:30 a.m. on July...

  • Vacationing in Carthage, Missouri was not something that just popped in my father's head. It's an annual four-day event called Marian Days, where Vietnamese-Americans make a pilgrimage to practice the Roman Catholic faith, pitching tents and parking RVs on 28 acres known as the Congregation of the...

  • With each gentle splash of water that hit the ferry's white, rusted sides, we drifted further and further away from Balboa Island.  I looked from my affectionate, younger, 8 year old brother to my tender hearted mother who softly smiled at me.  I then glanced at my younger, 7 year old cousin who...

  •  As the twenty five of us students with three teachers boarded the plan out of Denver International Airport we were nervous to be going so far from home, but we were excited to be on our own with no parents. We had paid all our fee’s, submitted our applications, typed our essays, packed our bags...

    Tags: Europe, Spain

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