Students

  •          When I was a sophomore at Hercules High Middle High School in March of 2008, I was allowed to go to the Mexico Outreach program in MexiCali with my previous school, El Sobrante Christian. I was excited. I mean, who wouldn't be? Going on a road trip across the border into another country...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In the spring of 2012, my junior year of high school, I had the pleasure to go on a Royal Caribbean cruse to the Bahamas. It was for four sun filled days spent out near the beautiful clear ocean and three nights bursting with laughter and spontaneous singing. On our cruise we were able to visit a...

  •  In November of 2008, I experienced the most incredible week of my entire life. I had packed myself a bag, with a pillow and blanket in hand, and set out for a weeklong road trip with five friends from Minnesota. I knew beforehand that living in a dirty, smelly van with six guys in a band for a...

  • In June 2008, I went to Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. I went with my Girl Scout Travel Group as part of an EF Tour. Let me tell you, it was the best place I’ve ever been. There was so much to see and do, I would love to go back again one day, maybe even live there for a while. Japan was a...

    Tags: Asia
  •          “Goodbye U.S.A. Privet Russia” was the Facebook status that I posted as I was boarding Flight Number 611 going to Austria with a connecting flight to Russia on March 19th, 2011. This status proved to hold a deeper meaning throughout my trip because I was encouraged to bid farewell to...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • I did not really want to go. In fact, my best friend practically dragged me along. It was our yearly church CIY trip and this year we were camping.   Now don't get me wrong, I love camping. What I don't love is bugs and pitching my own tent. So naturally once the sun set, I was tucked away into my...

  •                 Having lived overseas for the majority of my life, I’ve travelled extensively, to incredibly diverse regions of the world. And yet, no matter where we’ve been, there remains a common thread beyond great memories and ‘interesting’ food: my mother’s love and unwavering dedication to...

    Tags: Europe
  •              In 2005, my family and a group of our personal friends went on vacation to Madrid, Spain over Labor Day weekend.  At the time, I was currently living in Stuttgart, Germany where I attended school on a military base.  My mother was in the United States Air Force so we were often...

    Tags: Europe
  • Women in brightly colored and patterned salvar kameez with dupattas draped around their heads bustled across the streets clutching bags of vegetables. An elderly lady walked slowly accompanied by a walking stick, but incredibly did not trip over her pink sari, the long strip of cloth that covered...

  • A couple of hundred miles off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are little pieces of paradise situated in the Pacific Ocean. As my family and I left our cruise ship, “The Ambassador”, I found it hard to believe I was actually on the little islands I had heard so much about. By then...

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