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  • “We are going to do what?!” Have you ever experienced a moment in time when your heart is suddenly jolted and stops altogether? I imagine mine did as the future of my trip began to unveil before me. Our planned itinerary, given to us back at home, was one which promised to create unforgettable...

    Tags: Asia
  • This past summer, I went to Finland for five weeks. The trip was a life-changing event. While over there, I stayed with a family friend. This was my first time to stay in a foreign country and I was extremely nervous. Upon arriving at the Helsinki Airport, I peered out the window and could not...

    Tags: Europe
  •     In the spring of 2009 I went on my first real "vacation". Before that morning I had been more then five hours away from my home in Muskegon, Michigan. My whole life I had wanted a chance to explore a different part of the world I lived in and I was finally getting my chance. My plane left early...

  • The first trip I ever been on without parents was to Florida. Although there were no parents, there were still teachers and phones (for parents to call). The school was hosting a biology trip called World Stride which involved other schools from around the country. The purpose was to help us...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  • /*-->*/ Day 1   We could feel the daylight burning before the sun rose. We ate a quick breakfast and finished loading the camping gear into the back of our SUV. As we bid farewell to showers, cable, and central air conditioning, we embarked on our trip.   Our dogs, cramped in the back,...

  • I spent the past five weeks of my life traveling around Costa Rica with a group of sixteen students and two leaders on a program through Intrax Study Abroad. Our first introduction to Costa Rica showed us that the drivers were crazy and the families were very aware as to the safety of their homes,...

  • Appalachian Trail Journal-Cannon Mountain, White Mountain NH.  My current plan is to attempt a Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail the year after I graduate college, 5 years from now. Ill be using this journal to hold information I find the training hikes I do.     I did what I would consider my...

  • What shocks me the most as I stare through the dirty car window is how far away from home I feel. We’ve left the familiar pine forests of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and entered a part of the country where the sky goes on forever with only distant mountains sharply jutting upward interrupting the...

  • Nestled against the Ohio River, Louisville Kentucky seems to only be known for two things: Baseball bats and the Kentucky Derby. While both of these aspects of the city are certainly enjoyable, Louisville is thriving with new and upcoming attractions and museums. Louisville is home to many free...

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