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  • After an all afternoon trip from Ohio to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my entire missions group and I were happy to finally enter the city at eleven in the evening. We'd spent the whole afternoon napping and by this time, had become restless. Upon entering the area, our excitement was soon snuffed...

  • It took me years to recognize the importance of diversity and customs. As a girl growing up in two cultures, I found my own tradition something to be ashamed of. I was just a little innocent four year old girl when I made my new home in America. I came to love America, but this resulted in me...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • It was two years ago, but I can recall every moment of that summer perfectly.   I saw Bunratty Castle in Ireland, repelled down an ancient tower in Wales, rode the London Eye in England, and visited the Eiffel Tower in France.  I was on a tour of Western Europe, traveling with a Student Ambassador...

  •     Normally when I go on vacation, I am ready to return home at the end of the trip.  However, traveling to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador was the exact opposite.  I would have stayed there forever if I could have.      My family and I began this unforgettable vacation by flying into Quito,...

  • The summer of 2007 is forever imprinted in my mind; the week when my entire extended family embarked on a vacation that would be remembered as an epic adventure. Picture the place where it all started, passed the customs with hundreds of cars being prepped to enter Canadian territory, through the...

  • I went to New York with a mission, and ended up with four coins. Through a turn of fate, my dad took his new wife and pursued graduate studies in University Wisconsin Milwaukee. My sister and I would be born there as they remained in Wisconsin. While I am proud to call myself a Wisconsinite, I...

  •               When I boarded the plane to go to the Stanford Invitational, I figured I would have fun, race, and come home. I never figured on learning something about myself in the process, but the trip turned into much more than a race for me. It turned into a valuable experience.            ...

  • Quarter Finalist 2010 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship One week, no parents, and halfway across the country; what’s not to love? The summer between my eighth and ninth grade years, a trip was offered that took almost 150 of us to Washington, DC. One week, no parents, and halfway across the...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • Last summer, thirty youth missionaries and I embarked on an adventurous road trip from Golden, Missouri to Tulsa, Oklahoma for a missions trip. Filled with music, food, and fellowship, the four hour drive flew by quickly. Once we reached our destination, the party came to an abrupt halt. Shading...

  • I decided to take advantage of the biannual class trip to France to brush up on my French speaking skills and also to get to journey abroad under the premise of education. I spent a little over a week in Paris and then went on a road trip off to Bretagne (or Brittany). There is really nothing bad...

    Tags: Europe

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