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  • The summer of 2007, my life changed. I was traveling with a delegation through People to People Student Ambassador Programs. I took advantage of the available window when we flew into Shanon. It certainly didn't look like a city – everything was green. Five days we spent in beautiful Ireland. The...

  • For my 15th birthday, my dad and step-mom decided to take me and 2 of my step sisters, Harlee and Shelby to stay at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa. I don’t remember the name of the hotel anymore, but I know that before we checked in, we went to the Jordan Creek Mall to shop for a little while. Reading...

  •  I always dreamed of going on an awesome family vacation. In the summer of 2005 I got my chance. Being first time cruisers on the majestic Norwegian Jewel, my family and I learned good and hard the dos and don'ts of traveling the Mediterranean in 7 days!   DO pack lightly! Dear ladies, although we...

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  • Hi, my name is Enya and I live in a fabulous and wonderful place called Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay has so much to offer, and I urge you to sample some or better yet, all it has to offer. From beautiful beaches to gourmet dinners, dancing to thrill rides, my town will keep you busy and having fun all...

  •   The Bond I forced myself to look in a direct line down the uneven, brick road. I made a conscious effort to smile; it was a fake, strained emotion across my face. The reality was I had never been more uneasy. I glanced at the pint-sized woman leading me past colorful houses, a simple school, a...

  • I fled the country this summer to a land where they sell milk in plastic bags, employ wishing wells as a major theme in yard décor, and capitalize in maple flavoring in every aspect of their cooking. I am speaking of the country of Canada, specifically the tiny town of Perth, Ontario, which I have...

  • Going on vacation is a hard thing for most farming families, there are chores that must be done daily, and bills that have to be paid by the work done on those sweat-of-the-brow days. Though, neighbors and relatives are trusted with the work, there is always a farmer's independent worry that...

  • Traveling is a great passion of mine, but I never expected it to impact me in the ways that it has. My eyes have been opened to culture, poverty, beauty, and relationships that can not be ended by time or distance. This past summer, I spent two weeks in Brazil. I have never had an experience as...

  • Have you ever heard of the advice to arrive two hours before your flight is scheduled to leave? Well, that is exactly what my family and I did not do for our flight to Phoenix, Arizona last summer. We tend to live on the “wild side” when it comes to the little things like spices on our food, the...

  • I am a graduating Senior, which means I had to go through a lot to decide where to go to college. Obviously I was not going to just look at pictures of universities and choose from that, so I decide to visit the University of Dayton to see if it was the right one. I decide to go after I was offered...

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