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  • This time, there wasn’t a mad dash to get off the bus for food.  This time, the words “I have to use the bathroom!!!” weren’t being screamed or yelled.  This time, we all had tears in our eyes, a stench to our clothes, a slower walk, and memories that will last us more than a lifetime.  This time,...

  • A tear dropped from my mother’s eye as she gazed at where I was standing compared to where I had stood. Originally from a deteriorating part of California, my future was supposed to be occupied by crime, violence, a poor education and no purpose; yet, I was standing at the center of the political...

  • If it weren’t for the automated elevators I would have pressed every single enticing button, just to see every magical floor. It took three elevators just to get to the observatory, not that I minded. I wanted to study every button, wall, door, and inch of the floor. I was hypnotized by New York....

  • Traveling experiences have fascinated many individuals around the world. In 2007-2008, the family and I went to Mexico in which we have not visited in eight years, as a family. Many of us were thinking, how would they react when we arrive? Would they notice us? What are we going to do when we get...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • So, a Londoner, an Australian, and a group of Americans walk into a bar…             No, replace the bar with an entire city. That, perhaps, of the capital of England, and this story rings true, though the scenario evidently merits an explanation. With twenty-four hours in London, the pressure...

  • Last summer, when I was 14 years old, my parents, grandmother, sister, and I took a trip to Roatan, Honduras.  When we left, I had the normal thoughts of a teenage girl on my mind.  Would there be cute boys? Would I get a tan?  Would the rooms be nice?  I was looking forward to lounging on the...

  • "We're going on vacation!'" My dad wailed from the kitchen. 'Here we go again,' was my first reaction for I was sure it would be a trip only he would be excited about. I had numerous, although tentative plans with my friends for Spring break and would have to revise everything, which was not in my...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My best trip ever was a couple months ago; it was the best experience ever. On spring break this year I got go to Italy, a dream come true. The trip was going to be made with the CHA Company, it was an educational tour. At first I was so nervous because I didn’t know anyone that was going, but...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • Mexico is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The people, the food, the scenery, and the culture are all unbelievable.  In 2010, my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Valladolid, Mexico on a medical mission trip with an organization called IMA (International Medical...

  •         On the morning of June 16, 2012, my team and I touched ground in Haiti, prepared for the devastation but also thankful for the chance to help. As we traveled through Port-au-Prince, the sights brought feelings of both awe and sorrow over the beauty of the country and the disastrous...

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