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  • If you've ever had younger siblings you know how annoying family vacations can be. First you have the annoying car ride there with the same old questions, 'Are we there yet', or 'How much longer?' Either way you need a bottle of Tylenol and some ear plugs. My sophomore year we took a trip to...

  • It was my first time out of state, and I was heading off to Las Vegas, Nevada. The four-hour car ride from San Bernardino, California to Vegas proved to be garrulous and exciting. I enthusiastically asked my brother-in-law, Patrick, questions regarding Vegas and what I could do there. He simply...

  • Sipping Hangzhou’s famous Dragon Well tea from a small plastic cup, I hear the company representative through our translator, who talks of the tea’s color, texture, temperature... I turn my gaze from the soft tendrils of steam drifting upwards from my tea, to outside the window onto the hills...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • Until two years ago, I had never been anywhere outside the United States besides Canada, and the idea of jungles and wild tapirs seemed like something out of a fairy tale story. However, when my parents first told me that we were going on a trip to Ecuador for three weeks, I felt as if I would be...

  • A two week trip to the slums of the Dominican Republic might not sound like the ideal summer vacation for a fifteen year old girl, but for me, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was part of a team that consisted of fifteen teen girls, three teen guys, two female leaders, and my Youth Pastor...

  • This past June, my church Youth Group traveled to Leona Vicario, Mexico for a week long mission trip. Our group of forty-four had never left the country for a mission trip, but spent months preparing for the cultural differences. We arrived at Detroit Metro Airport at 4 a.m. and landed in Cancun...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As I packed for our two week long trip to California I couldn’t help imagining what it would be like.  The last time I was there I was four and I hardly remembered anything except for long hours in the car and hotels waiting for me at the end of each day.  I knew I would keep these memories for...

  • This past spring break I went on a college tour. Now before I went on the tour I was 100% sure about the collegeIi wanted to atttend. I had it set in my mind that New York was the place for me and Juilliard was the school for me. The excitement immediately set in when we left Chicago and bagan a 14...

  • 3/1/12 7:55 p.m. After no sleep for about 34 hours straight it is finally time for bed. Maybe I’m in a sleep-deprivation haze, but the experience thus far has been unreal. I cannot believe that I am really here in Denmark with twenty-seven classmates on the Denmark-US Exchange. Nete (...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • After entering high school and throughout the years that have followed I have been involved in quite a few activities, being the most active in FBLA. My junior year I decided to become chairmen for a project called Moonlight Madness. Before I knew it I was working with the Chamber of Commerce,...

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