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  •      In the summer of 2007, I took the first plane ride of my life to a place most people can only dream of visiting. The dream vacation I had been saving all of my first year in high school for was a trip to the “Aloha State” known as Hawaii. I flew over alone, but stayed with my sister and her...

  • On August 5, 2011, my family embarked on an adventure. Our adventure would take us to five continents, 16 countries, and countless cities and towns all over the world. We spat in the face of normal as we packed our lives into huge hiking packs and skipped town for a year, ready to take on...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • Over the course of the two previous summers I have found through the places I have traveled to, my passion in life, my dreams, and the person I aspire to be. As I embarked upon my first mission trip with my youth group I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no expectations and no clue...

  •   I’m a recent high school graduate who has lived in the small Township of Montclair, New Jersey for the last four years. Montclair is known for its motto, ‘Where the suburbs meets the city’. Some say parts of Montclair is similar to New York City, which is less than 20 miles away. Like the Big...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
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  • Family—noun: a primary social group consisting of parents and their offspring, the principal function of which is provision for its members (World English Dictionary). While there have been many attempts to define it, there are no words to fully communicate the emotional and spiritual...

  •                “Go Faster Cadet!” I felt my heart busting through my chest bone. Sweat stained my shirt and underarms. Invisible needles penetrated my ribs. A stinging twinge exploded through my calves. I felt unimaginable pain but I, a lazy, computer nerd, just kept running. Stopping would only...

  • I inhaled to the maximum capacity my lungs could expand. My hands shook with excitement for the journey. I exhaled. Before me stood my bear of a dad, bold and broad shoulders with his bushy mustache, next to him my mate of three years, slouching with his goofy smile. They wished me luck, and I...

  •            Rolling hills and death-defying slopes hinted with lush green grass and the multi-colored buildings. This sight cannot be captured in the United States, but only in the beautiful countryside of Italy, a place that I was fortunate enough to visit in an unexpected manner.             A few...

    Tags: Europe
  • Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number.That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D. Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number. That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009, in a crowd...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA

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