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  • Maneuvering and traveling the streets of Mumbai are extremely challenging tasks to accomplish. Imagine trying to evade the potholes, deranged auto-rickshaw drivers, and cows, all while carrying a gigantic stuffed animal. It is 105 degrees: scorching by my standards, making the 60 pound toy feels...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • This summer I was given the opportunity to go to France by the Experiment in International living (EIS). I went with a group of thirteen people with a focus in theatre arts. This trip was the greatest and most inspiring trip of my life because I became heavily entwined with a new culture. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • He picked it up off the ground.  After putting the single Euro coin we gave him in the vending machine, he picked the cigarette up off the cement and began to smoke it.  Yeah.  We watched in disbelief while Anthony walked beside him, conversing in Spanish.  Ian and I didn’t want to take directions...

    Tags: Europe
  • Las Vegas isn't the ideal family vacation spot. However, my parents decided it'd be a nice getaway two years ago, ignoring the fact that my brother and I were not old enough to gamble. But once we landed and arrived at our hotel, we looked at some brochures and found out there were many more...

  • A single tear rolled down my cheek. Showers of rain saturated the streets outside my house as I stood motionless in the living room. My dad shared the news of my brother, Michael, who lay in a hospital bed, barely clinging to life. The weight of the message bore down upon me like a boulder as my...

  •    In April of 2008, I took a vacation to Washington, D.C. for the National Young Leaders Conference. I was extremely nervous about my first flight, excited about spending a week with new people, and apprehensive because I was afraid I wouldn't enjoy myself. The week's events were based around...

  • My stomach rumbled with butterflies as my team pulled out of the dark parking lot heading for New Orleans, Louisiana.  Painfully twisting 180 degrees in my seat, I saw my family waving goodbye.  I was nervous and excited at the same time, for it was my first mission trip.  It was 5:30 a.m. on July...

  • The date is January 10, 2009. I am in CiudadChihuahua, Mexico.  I stayed with a family that I barely knew for three days, but by the end of those days I was a part of the family. They took care of me and I took care of them. This one night I changed from a girl to a woman.  The night was mild and...

  • Summer. The time that everyone reunites with their families, gets married, or goes on a family vacation. My trip last summer helped me realize what vacationing really is. Before he passed I was my dad's only child, unfortunately due to infantile amnesia's natural course up to this day I can not...

  • On June 28th, 2008 I departed for Japan.  I was a part of the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and someone who had never been outside the U.S.  I was so excited; it was so surreal that I was participating in something so much bigger than myself.  I have never been to such a fantastic...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring, Japan

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