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  • As the plane began its descent, I peered over from the aisle seat and caught a glimpse of immense, square pastures outlined by occasional trees. My inner being told me to hold myself back and not completely geek out, for risk of creeping out the teenage guy beside me. He seemed calm about the fact...

    Tags: Europe
  • In one week, I will get on a train. I will finally finish this chapter of my life. I will cry. Or maybe, smile. I have so many conflicting emotions that it is hard to say what my reaction will be when the conductor blows the whistle. Will I be excited or will I be a teary mess? I don't know....

  • Most people think that trips abroad are the best way to find true happiness and ultimate discoveries in their travels, but I have learned that trips close to home can be the most rewarding. Those that travel through Kansas see how things move a little slower out here. As a resident of Prairie...

  • 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
  •      To immerse oneself in unfamiliar surroundings is the most effective way to broaden one’s horizons and to be able to understand other’s opinions and points of views.  This is why I love to travel and why my family’s road trip to California was the most meaningful vacation of my life.  Our...

  • Over hearing my older sister's conversation with my father about her UT orientation this summer in July, I decided to rush into the room to realize I wasn't invited so i offered myself to go as my father and sister agreed to let me join them to go to Austin. I was extremely excited for the...

  • As a lifelong resident of South Central Pennsylvania, I am very fortunate to live within an hour’s drive of three All-American vacation spots – Gettysburg, Hershey and Lancaster.  The scenic beauty that exists virtually within my “backyard” defines this special place that people worldwide know...

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  • HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS The air was crisp and chilled, yet inviting and comforting all the same. The whiz of passing cars and the thundering of subway trains through their underground tunnels were no more than a whisper of a welcome. The fast paced culture and the timeless architecture fed to my...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • The summer of 2007 - the summer after my freshman year.  My youth group at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church decided that we would take our mission trip that summer to the gloriously humid city of New Orleans. I had been on various trips in the past - from Alabama to Michigan to Arkansas - but I had...

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