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  • From the thirtieth of July to the seventeenth of August 2009, I was in Turkey, or more accurately the city of Istanbul. My mom’s childhood friend Orhun Çavdar founded an art museum. Half of my time there was spent working there alongside his son Yunus. The other half was spent on a boat trip in...

    Tags: Europe
  •  After a mentally and physically exhausting two week mission trip, my team and I were beyond ready to enjoy some well-earned fun in the city of Chaig Mai, Thailand. That morning we left the small town where we were working, Sawankhalok, full of anticipation. The weather was gorgeous, the scenery...

  •    My cousin, Zack, and I have started this tradition of going on day trips to take photos. The first trip is to the Gainesville Zoo.  For our second photography excursion, we are on our way to TurnerFallsPark in Oklahoma’s ArbuckleMountains. It’s November, the weather is chilly and the trees are...

  • I currently live in Franklin, Tennessee.  Franklin is a great community that has so much to offer anyone from musicians, historians or just someone who wants to enjoy a beautiful weekend in a quaint small town atmosphere.  One of the first things I would show a tourists coming to Franklin would...

  • Last year my family took a vacation to Destin, Florida. My younger sister had brought our cousin, Jeni, who is a year older than my sister, but a year younger than me. Her parents were going through a divorce and she needed to get away. My family travels a lot because I play travel soccer. We go to...

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, a name that once caused my heart to beat furiously as soon as it was spoken. However, the name itself was not what frightened me, it was the idea that I would have to live and interact with seventy one complete strangers for the next twelve days.  You see, I was...

  • Do you remember when we talked about what colors represent New York?” It was muggy gray and faded blue, right?” I said. What colors do you think represent Los Angeles?” It would have to be musty orange, sun-bleached green, and electric blue.” I said my goodbyes and hung up the phone. Red and gray...

  • It was a 24 hour flight from Maryland to Ilo Ilo City, Philippines. It was how my family and I spent our Christmas, which was also my older sister’s birthday. But it was a dream we had all shared since we were little, when we made hundreds of situations where we met our Lola, or grandmother. At the...

    Tags: Asia
  •                Travel.  That one word brings many images to mind. Beautiful locations and amazing times, new foods and different people. But that word could also bring to mind learning experiences.  The experiences that travelers go through teach them lessons and form them into the people they...

  • I haven't been to Nigeria over 10 years so when my dad told me that my family was going back to Nigeria for the summer, tears stared to follow down my face. There were many preparations to go to Nigeria but I was up for it. When my family and I were going to the airport I new my dream to go to...

    Tags: Africa

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