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  •  The jungle of Peten, Guatemala changed my life. On April 9, 2008 I led a team of 31 students and six adults on a service trip there.  At 3 a.m., we boarded a bus to JFK to catch our first of three planes, eventually arriving on a small runway in Flores, Guatemala. From there we drove for two hours...

  • Cincinnati, Ohio. Just another city in the Mid-West, right? Wrong. Cincinnati is one of the greatest cities in Ohio. With our stunning river front view, our bustling downtown, and the newly gentrified Over-the-Rhine, what else could we have in store? For starters, Cincinnati has the 7th best...

    Tags: Exploring, Ohio, USA
  • The first thing people think of when they hear the word "Oregon" is rain.  Dreary, drizzly, non-stop bleariness Oregon. In contrast, I picture the white-crested waves of the Lincoln City Beach, the snow-dusted slopes of Mount Hood, the cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, and sky-...

    Tags: Exploring, Oregon, USA
  • Heat, humidity, and Houston, this is all you need to describe my summers. My only escape is when we go on vacation. My favorite was Alaska in 2010, when I was 12.My grandma and dad own property with a small red cabin in a little town an hour south of Anchorage called Moose Pass.  Rick Riordan...

  • Ever since I was twelve years old I have had the amazing opportunity to model.  I started with an agency in Boise, Idaho called Metcalf Modeling & Talent, and went to a competition in Los Angeles called IMTA.  In this competition I competed in four different categories.  This included jeans,...

  •  I'm black, and I have never felt more black than I did when I stepped foot off the plane in Terminal A3 at the Belgrade/Yugoslavia International Airport. I was no longer in my home. I didn't know what to do, where to go, or how to even communicate. I was a fish out of water gasping for those...

    Tags: Europe
  • The town of Ocean City, New Jersey is a charming, picturesque settlement comprising of approximately twelve-thousand people. Ocean City is a lively, fun-filled area where the sun may set but the excitement will last all night. With the beach and boardwalk and countless places to eat, the fun...

    Tags: New Jersey, USA
  • My first trip out of my home state brought me to another country altogether. The ten day excursion to Canada, England, and Scotland was one of many firsts for me, actually. My first plane ride, my first traveling experience without my parents, my first taste of independence and real...

  • Mexico has been a part of me since I was born. Although, I never remember a time where I last went, I dreamed about the opportunity to revisit it again. This day soon arrived when my family and I planned a visit to go to Guadalajara. The airport in Tijuana was filled with people rushing to go to...

  • I take a step onto the chilled wood of my porch and look out into the sky. The light just barely peeking over the top of the trees. I inhale a breath of fresh air and take a step down onto the wooden bridge lying across the swamplands that will soon lead me to my destination. I reach the entrance...

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