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  • “People get stronger whenever they hit obstacles” is a phrase that was well tested in the disaster that struck Japan this year. On March 2011, Tohoku, the northeastern part of Japan, was struck by a disastrous earthquake and tsunami. This incident illustrated the disparity between the power of...

  • The stow-n-go compartments of our sky blue Town and Country were filled to the brim with food. If we were going to make it from Iowa to Florida in three days there would be no stopping to eat. My brother made the cold meat sandwiches while I dished up a pile of potato chips and handed the paper...

  • It is July 13th, 2010, local Israeli time, 7:15am, I am on an ElAl flight from Newark, New Jersey to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. I am with a Reconstructionist youth group called No’ar Hadash, traveling with 23 other sixteen year olds to our homeland, Israel. The pilot comes on the...

  •  Normally when you ask someone where they last traveled to you get quirky answers like “Walmart” or even stupid answers like “the moon!” In the summer of 2008, I went somewhere a little different. Not very many Americans can say they’ve been to both New Zealand and Australia. I had the honor of...

    Tags: Pacific
  • “How would you like to see Rome?” my biology teacher asked one day. By the end of the class, he had described the trip he was planning for the summer of 2007: a nine day adventure to Italy and I was sold. I had always dreamed of going to Italy, it was on the top of my list of places to see in the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Get me out of this car. Here I was, in route to what was probably going to be one of the most exciting trips of my life. Ten hours, in a five person truck, with my mother, father and younger brother, driving through the middle-of-no-where snow-covered wilderness in upstate New York, with zero cell...

  • Five Memorable Days Day One                 Get set for a day full of smiles!  In the morning, take a walk along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan.  This walk will awe and satisfy all your senses.  After that fun in the sun, you can hit the light house mall and shop until you drop. ...

    Tags: USA
  • “A great adventure awaits you” read my fortune. Later I learned we were going to Paris that summer. I have always wanted to go. Lamely, I thought that fortune cookie was destiny. Going to another country is something everyone should experience, especially with family. Sunsets somewhere else are...

    Tags: Europe
  •               There are few moments in life when your jaw truly drops to the ground with amazement. Those moments, when you are honestly consumed in your surroundings, are very tough to come by. I had the opportunity to go on a twelve day Mediterranean Cruise with my family that would change my...

    Tags: Europe
  •            I was born in Jamaica in 1992, where I attended school from age 3 to 14. Jamaica is where most of my family and friends reside. My mother and sisters migrated to America for three years now for a better life. I wanted to see my friends before they graduate and also my family. Because I’...

    Tags: Caribbean

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