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One thousand miles and fifteen hours away from my home in the cotton patches of West Texas, I had finally arrived at my destination. I was now standing on the campus of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Just a week before, I had never even thought it would ever be possible for me...Tags:
For the majority of my life I considered the Hawaiian Islands as paradise. You’re welcomed by pungent island air that nearly knocks you off your feet. Even the cars kick up the smell of leis as they rush down streets that are named with exotic Hawaiian words. My opinion of paradise was to be...Tags:
St. Petersburg, Russia is a marvelous city filled with rich culture and beautiful architecture. I was lucky enough to travel here this past February, on a mission trip. Not only did I get to help those in need and teach students English, I got to experience the Russian culture and visit the...Tags:
Travelers often try to find the ideal location to see next. Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana is home to a plethora of towering buildings that envelop travelers in a utopian fantasy; tourists hold the tendency to find their way to the top of each one for unique, astounding views. Gorgeous...Tags:
“Howzit! Welcome to Sud Africa!” That was the first thing I heard stepping off the 18 hour flight from Washington D.C. It was all so new and exciting, different smells, a new language, a completely new atmosphere, pretty much a new everything. This was only my second time in South Africa in...Tags:
Spring break is a time to get away from the drama of high school. A time to escape the catty girls or rowdy boys and relax for seven peaceful school-free days. When the opportunity arose to take a school led trip halfway across the world to Greece and Italy, I had my doubts at first, but after...Tags:
In July of 2011 I found myself on a plane departing from Los Angeles International Airport to Bangkok, Thailand. From there I would take another plane to the northern city of Chiang Mai to meet my friend Shade and her family. Shade lived in Thailand for four years before moving back to California,...Tags:
The second night was much like the first. I stripped off my pack, this time remembering to clear an area, and I even had time to cook dinner before crawling into my mobile grave. I felt a short-lived sense of accomplishment, knowing that I had survived yet another long, strenuous day. Short-lived,...Tags:
To the untrained eye, downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin may look like bright colored buildings and classic facades. However, behind the scenes, Waukesha is arising as a playground for its' 70,000 residents. In the past few years, the people of my city have taken back our downtown strip, and turned it...Tags:
Hi everyone! I had an amazing time this weekend and thought I should tell someone about it. I live in Okinawa, Japan. I've lived here for ten years and it has been an amazing experience. I like to explore the island with my family so sometimes we "get lost" which, in our case, means driving around...Tags: