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  • When I was 12, my family and I traveled to Ethiopia. While that may seem like an odd vacation choice, it was an introduction to the side of my heritage I only distantly knew. You see, my father is Ethiopian and my mother is American. This once-in-a-lifetime trip taught me about where my ancestors...

    Tags: Africa
  • All of the Information on my trip is in the picture! But if it is too little to see here is my text:   Overall Explanation: My blog is represented by a suitcase. In a suitcase you pack what you need for a trip. Likewise in my suitcase, you will find all the items necessary to make this...

  • For most people, traveling outside the country and making friends from other parts of the world is a chance to expand horizons and worldviews and broaden your point of view. In the summer of 2008, I accomplished not only that but also improved my French, had fun, and made lasting memories as part...

    Tags: Europe
  • Through a series of vacations I have taken throughout my life, I have learned to value diversity and to embrace people of all backgrounds, ages, and mindsets. Here is the story of these vacations. It is a representation of how my outgoing personality, constant curiosity, and acceptance of...

  • Wednesday, July 12 - Lima to San Bartolo: After nearly ten hours of flying and then driving on a bus to a retreat house in Lima, Peru we collapsed on our beds and slept completely through the night. Then, when I awoke my immersion into Peru began with a cold shower. I have never showered so fast...

  •                   My personal travel experience occurred in Washington, D.C. four months ago. My mother insisted that my brother and I had to see the White House at least once in our lives. I was absolutely thrilled! This trip meant that I would be able to see many historical landmarks. I loved...

  •               Best. Christmas. Present. Ever. We were going to HAWAII!             The last time I had gone to Hawaii, I spent the entire vacation in the hotel with food poisoning, so this was exciting! We would be staying in Oahu, in a condo, right by the beach! It was January, 2009, when we...

  • Prior to visiting Pittsburgh, the furthest I’d ever been out of my home state was Myrtle Beach, SC. That was a nice experience, but I’d anticipated getting more out of this trip. The difference in distance would, of course, play a factor – but there was also the difference in scenery to consider....

  •   The ship started to back away from the pier on a rainy afternoon in August of 2009, and as the captain sounded the horn, I knew I was off on a great adventure.  I could feel the swaying on deck as I walked to the Schooner Lounge to take a rest from the unsteadiness under my feet.  I sat and...

    Tags: Asia
  • My grandmother and I flew out of Indianapolis, IN into Albuquerque, New Mexico to stay at my aunt's house for a few days in the summer. We then borrowed her one of her vehicles to take a road trip to Durango, Colorado. We went a little bit out of the way to visit Four Corners before we made it to...

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