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  • I visited India the summer before my sophomore year in high school.  I was only 15 at the time ,and I was traveling alone.  I was a bit scared to be traveling internationally by myself but I was even more thrilled about the adventures that awaited me.  While I was there I experienced what it would...

    Tags: Africa
  •    Most girls celebrate their sixteenth birthday with a sleepover, at the skating rink, or by picking out a car; I was extremely blessed to spend my birthday on the length of the Great Wall of China eating chocolate cake! In the summer of 2007, my family and I ventured to Beijing to explore the...

    Tags: Asia
  • As our ship pulls up on the shores of Tel-Aviv, the New York City of Israel, residents have their arms outstretched in welcome. I bend down and kiss the scorching ground of a land I have only read about in textbooks, and the 2,000 sweaty Jewish teens surrounding me are quick to follow suit....

    Tags: Africa
  • People only care about material things. Even in my poor neighborhood, everyone made sure they have the right look by buying Jordan and snap back hats. I begged my parents for everything thing I seen advertised on television. I couldn’t indemnify my needs and wants. But my junior year winter break...

    Tags: Africa
  • I thought about explaining my "Once-in-a-lifetine" travel experience over seas or describing my adventure to walk the Golden Gate Bridge, but then I realized that I had a much more entertaining story!  I want to tell the story of a road trip that two friends and I decided to take, on a whim must I...

  • As I stepped out of the airport the cold air licked my legs. This is not a place for shorts I thought to myself. Summer in London was nothing like the summer in the US and this destination, our last of three, was about 40 degrees colder. I’m just glad that at least I was the one who had checked...

  • Backpacking up a 7,000 ft mountain, camping out in the middle of a rainforest, trudging through mud up to my calves, and standing in rain so thick I can’t see my own hands…. believe it or not, this was the best trip of my life!   In the summer of 2006, I went on a service challenge trip to Costa...

  • Until two years ago, I had never been anywhere outside the United States besides Canada, and the idea of jungles and wild tapirs seemed like something out of a fairy tale story. However, when my parents first told me that we were going on a trip to Ecuador for three weeks, I felt as if I would be...

  • Traveling about 10,000 miles away seems like a crazy trip to make, especially landing on one of the world’s most populated nation: China. Coming from the airport in a van with my family, I never really expected what I was in for. One thing that I knew for certain was that I was back in my birth...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • The turbulence of the plane woke me from my dreamy state. I had been staring out of the plane window for what seemed like days. I did not exactly know what to expect when I stepped onto the ramp that led into the outside world. I was in Mexico City, the capital of my mother’s country, the country...

    Tags: Caribbean

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