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  • I am cold. I am tired. I am wet. But as I sit on the bus on my way back to our hotel, I am also the most content that I can ever remember being. River rafting down the River Tay in Scotland has just become my favorite sport and joking about it with my fellow People to People Student Ambassadors,...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • The first sighting was at the Bargello in Florence. He was the largest man in the room, forcing human traffic to make a left towards the courtyard outside and standing with his equally tall wife. He would have been a normal tourist had he been clothed. He was a marble statue of Adam standing with...

    Tags: Europe
  •      This past summer, I earned the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. as a delegate for Citizenship Washington Focus. Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) allows 4-H members from all fifty states to tour famous Washington D.C. sights, meet with state representatives, and participate in...

  • Traveling is the best gift one could ever give or receive. It makes memories that will last longer than a gift card or a new t-shirt. Needless to say, the vacation or experience makes much more of an impact when it changes your life in some way. What makes it the most rewarding experience though...

  •         For years before the eighth grade, my dad had told me stories about growing up in Lebanon. Some were funny, like the story where my dad and his brothers pooped on their neighbor’s doorstep after she unjustly accused them of stealing her chickens. Some were sad, like the story where my dad...

    Tags: Africa
  • It cost only three Euros to walk through the gold-laden doors. I held my breath as I stepped across the threshold, greatly anticipating what lay inside. As I thought about my now-empty pocket, I began to wonder whether one could even put a price on the opportunity to stand in the presence of such...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Ever since first grade when I moved to Texas from Vietnam, I’ve fantasized about an unreachable dream; walking under the lights and concrete jungle of New York City. ­I always dreamt it, but I always woke up. The dream feels so real as it unfurls… Manhattan finally unfolds in front of my...

  •                 Our journey to M-Fuge began the summer after my freshman year in our hometown, Cabool, Missouri. We were to leave after the Sunday morning church service and make the trip to Amarillo, Texas, where we would stay that night. All eleven of the girls piled into the church van, while...

  • Mexico is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  The people, the food, the scenery, and the culture are all unbelievable.  In 2010, my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Valladolid, Mexico on a medical mission trip with an organization called IMA (International Medical...

  • Spring break was coming up and I was ecstatic! Now was the trip I had been waiting for all year. My church youth group was going on a trip to Juarez, Mexico. I had been on this trip the last two years, but this year my younger brother and my dad were coming with me. I knew this year would be better...

    Tags: Caribbean

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