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  • Last year I was given the opportunity to travel to somewhere I had always wanted to go, Germany. My family is German and my last name, Grosskopf, means big head, so I was always curious about exploring where I was from. Time flew by and before I knew it I arrived at the airport and had no idea...

  • Exactly one year ago, I started on a journey that changed my life in a way that was magical, indescribable, and awe-inspiring. India, it’s a place I’ve gone before, but that time I was a bawling infant and had no idea where I was and it didn’t really matter. The six weeks I spent there changed my...

    Tags: Asia
  • I was silent as we trudged up the cobblestone street. The houses we passed were white, pink and yellow, the walls bright against the dusk of late afternoon. From behind the screened windows I could hear the incessant Spanish banter, vibrant and warm in the fading day.   The wet breeze carried an...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I woke up at 5:00 AM, earlier than I ever would have back home in Kent, Washington. I jumped up, ran across the floor, slammed the screen door open, and sprinted up the stairs to...the roof. I took care to avoid the cot and rocks on the ground, and picked up a pink, tattered kite from the gorund...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • I have been instructed to write a travel blog concerning the community I live in or with which I identify. Well, you stumped me; the community I live in is, in fact, not the community with which I identify. In the summer of 2012, I stepped on the ground of Ireland: the land of my ancestors. Their...

    Tags: Europe, Ireland
  • Nature and the great outdoors go fairly unnoticed by much of society. It is the underdog of today's entertainment. Exploring our world offers us all an exciting and thrilling adventure. To take advantage of this adventure is something that every person should experience at least once in their life...

  • I knew I was in for an adventure when I pulled back the shower curtain in my hotel and discovered a small lizard, of at least 8 centimeters, with translucent skin and red eyes, scurrying up the walls. The run-down streets of Puerto Limón, Costa Rica are not exactly inviting; the 103º F heat and...

  • Every summer has had some sort of uniqueness to it. Some summers were fun, others, boring. This is about one of those fun summers- a summer that took place last year. It was August. My father had only recently landed here, as I often come to Poland a month earlier. We- my grandparents, my...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • I had often heard friends of mine compare family reunions to the fifth circle of Dante's Inferno. It should come as no surprise then that I was not exactly relishing the idea of my first extended family gathering. I knew that this particular gathering was for my grandfather. A veteran of the Second...

  • On spring break of 2012, my school took a select group of French students to see France itself. Unless one counts going to the Bahamas on a cruise, this was my first time really leaving the country. Little did I know, but this trip would be a life changing experience.             We got a taste...

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