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  •     Typically when you go on vacation, you tend to gain a few pounds here and there. For me, it was the opposite. But the weight I lost can’t compare to the memories I gained while I visited the Turks and Caicos Islands last summer.     “Chelseeeaaaa! Get in the shower right now!” my friend Annie...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    Tags: Europe
  • Day 1 of my Social Studies class tour to China I planned to explore Beijing  - shopping and eating scorpions and snakes on sticks at the night market. Instead, I’m asking for water and toilet paper through thick double-layered glass in a Beijing hospital quarantine ward. My unexpected detour began...

    Tags: Asia
  • June 13th, 2011 Finally! The group is off and ready to embark on our long-anticipated Explorica tour around Europe! My three best friends and the rest of our thirty-person group can’t wait to hit the cultural hotspots of London, France, Switzerland, and Italy. With our cameras charged, we’re...

  • Living in the United States of America forces us to take everything for granted. Resembling most American teens, my perspective of school was just another requirement forced upon me by society. During my sophomore summer I had to travel to my native country, Haiti, with my parents. I would have...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was the summer of 2007 and I had so much adrenaline pumping through me that I hadn’t slept in weeks. I, along with thirteen friends from church, had spent the previous year fund raising to help with the cost of a trip that will never be forgotten. It was the Nazarene Youth Conference of 2007....

  • Selamat datang! Welcome to the beautiful city of Kuching (Cat City), East Malaysia. Joining us on our trip today, we have my four aunts (one of which will become rather important later on) my dad, cousin, and brother. Now, let’s take a short, scenic drive to Bako National Park and learn more about...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • Normal 0 /*-->*/ Falafel, falafel, falafel!  I just wanted a cheeseburger.  Unfortunately, in Jordan and Israel that was just not common.  Instead, you would eat falafel, which is a lot like hushpuppies.  It comes on flatbread with fresh tomatoes and peppers.  It actually tastes pretty good...

    Tags: Africa
  • As soon as I stepped out of the car the fumes and smog hit me. I was no longer in the suburbs of the mid-western state of Iowa, my hometown. Squinting through the sun and smog, the skyscrapers came into view more clearly.  Excitement buzzing through my body made it impossible to stand still.  As if...

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