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  • Last Year, My Sister( Lekiesha) and I traveled to Tempe, Arizona the week before classes began. Lekiesha is a student at the Arizona State University and is studying to become a family physician. We live in Chicago, Illinois and we took a flight on Southwest Airlines, which was three and a half...

  • There are so many different people and languages and suitcases and mixed up schedules, and miss-timed flights in airports that they can only be international territory. You can't distinguish a country until you leave the airport. When I flew to Newcastle last year, I had a three hour layover in...

    Tags: Europe
  • Castles, Cathedrals and Cats, oh my! If there were three things that my trip this past summer had plenty of, those would definitely be at the top of the list. Where do you ask, was the land that possessed a multitude of such treasures? Spain was the destination for my group from Dallas, Oregon,...

  • 'I want to bike the bridge,' I said for the twentieth time. My parents exchanged an exasperated look. 'We've already gone over this,' Dad told me.   'We're not going to ride bikes over the Golden Gate Bridge.' 'Why not?' I demanded. Our vacation in San Francisco had been interesting thus far. We...

  • Aruba is one of the most multi-cultural and exotic places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Being a tourist in a foreign land isn't one of my favorite pastimes, but the experiences I had were well worth it. As a traveler, I try to avoid the tourist attractions and explore the places...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • At the Windsor High every year the Gospel and Chamber choirs, along with the band, take a trip to a music competition outside of the state of Connecticut. Since my years at the school we have been to Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach, Canada, and Pennsylvania, every year coming home with first place...

  • During Middle School my Family and I used to vacation on Puerto Rico, now my older sister was eighteen and we desired one last summer of family fun before she started college.  On a June Sunday morning we were on our way to Atlanta, where we would depart to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  I had a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • This is a place right below us. Its name is on our coffee and its flag represents many of our citizens here. Unfortunately, not many people know Guatemala and not many would call it a paradise. My mission trip with the Sierra Service Project was for ten days in this country and we stayed away from...

  •      This summer, 8 classmates and I traveled to the Tenderloin District in San Francisco, California to work side-by-side with the homeless population for two weeks. We challenged ourselves to fully appreciate every human being that we encountered, no matter how much dirt covered their face. ...

  •                   My personal travel experience occurred in Washington, D.C. four months ago. My mother insisted that my brother and I had to see the White House at least once in our lives. I was absolutely thrilled! This trip meant that I would be able to see many historical landmarks. I loved...

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