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  •       “If you ever get the opportunity to go on a mission’s trip, go!” I remember hearing my pastor saying that to our church congregation on a Sunday morning a week into my sophomore year of high school. He was explaining that twenty five teens and ten adults were going to the DreamCenter in Los...

  • It was just three days ago when I landed in Bozeman, Montana after a nine hour travel ordeal.  Being raised in Arizona, where I was used to sand and cacti, it was hard to keep my eyes off of the scenery that was full of grass and trees and mountains. Just when I thought that we were done...

  • I always thought I wasn’t the type to judge someone before I knew them. That’s why I waited until I spent a little time with people to file them into a category in my head: studious, bossy, stuck-up, nice, etc. Once they were in a category, they never really left it unless something drastic...

  •                 Lost.                That’s what I was last summer before I went on a life altering adventure to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. I had devoted sixteen years of my life to being the best I could be in school. My grades showed that I had potential, but numbers on a report...

  •   My family usually relaxes on summer vacation, such as going to Hawaii, Tahoe, or Mexico.  Yet strangely, my mother decided we should go to Japan the summer before my sophomore year. I am full Japanese-American and am the fifth generation in the United States. Also, I can speak zero words in...

    Tags: Asia
  • The last week of May 2010, my family and I headed off to New York City to board the Cruise ship Miracle. It was the biggest ship I had ever seen in my life. I was shocked to see how many people were on the ship and how big it was. It took about two hours to get our bag checked in, go to the desk to...

  • Two years ago, I participated in an international peace project called the Ulster Project. This project helps foster peace between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland and between different races in America. Sixteen teenagers from Northern Ireland come to live with sixteen American...

    Tags: Europe
  • I went to Lugansk, Ukraine in October of 2009. We went with ServantLife to put on a camp called "Camp Friendship" for the orphans in the area. Not only was this my first overseas trip, but it was the first time I had flown. We started out flying out of Pensacola, FL to Atlanta, GA. The people on...

  •   Houston. Not the Big Apple. Not the City of Brotherly Love. H-Town. The city of Houston has more diversity and heritage than almost any other on the planet. The beautiful city skyline is accented by the tranquil parks and places of recreation. The signs of industrialism are helped by the common...

  • Dear Fellow Traveler, When traveling, people tend to see the sites that are pleasing to the eye and have a light-hearted ambiance. After all, a vacation is a time to escape the daily grind and step inside a fantasy of beauty and relaxation. While traveling through Central Europe during the summer...

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