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    In hindsight, Rome probably would have killed us. Our week in Tuscany was to be strictly rural, as mandated by my outdoorsy mother. Although she had waxed poetic about the narrow country roads described in her ladies’ book club favorite “Under the Tuscan Sun”, she was a lot less enthusiastic...

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    Off the plane we stepped, into the dry, menacing heat that we would come to love over the next 10 days. Having lived in Scotland for the last 7 years, any glimpse of sweat came as a welcome surprise. So it began, our journey into the heart of Malawi. Our agenda - painting schools, visiting an...

    Tags: Africa
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    In the year 2010, I went on a leadership trip to Dayton, Ohio for a catholic retreat. I took this retreat with members of my senior class from Archbishop Moeller High School. Throughout my life and especially during my four years in high school, there have been many different experiences,...

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    At sixteen years old, I can’t say I’m an expert traveler.  But I can say that I’ve gone a trip that left an excellent story to tell. It was a week before Thanksgiving, and I was sitting in the Boise Idaho airport with my stepmom waiting for my flight to arrive. I was going to spend the holiday in...

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    With 13 other high school juniors by my side, we all excitedly loaded the Delta Airlines Airplane. We were completely oblivious to the adventures we were about to encounter, even as we arrived at the Beijing Capital International Airport. Our stay was to include 5 days with an individual host...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
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    Panic struck when we heard the conductor say, “Dieser Zug hat technische Probleme. Wir bitten Sie, am nächsten Bahnhof umzusteigen.” The train then came to an abrupt halt. We didn’t speak German. We didn’t have an adult traveling with us, and we were in a foreign country!  This was supposed to be...

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    A Bird Flying High Something didn't seem right. I had just woken up, probably because of the gas fumes wafting through air. I had my head pressed against the chilly glass window of a junky old van.   The shadow of a large mountain sprawled across my face and the dirty seat I sat on. The mountain...

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                    I have family all over the place. This provides me with an opportunity to travel to a lot of different places and gain exposure to different lifestyles. Every year, without question, I’ve ended up at my grandmother’s house in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It’s a small town with a...

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    Walking down the dusty streets of Belize, a microscopic country in Central America, so many thoughts race through my head. Sun rays strike my skin and sweat beads roll down my entire body. The spectrum of colored houses shape the country, showing the enormous amount of poverty:  holes in the walls...

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    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...

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