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  • It's a good rule of thumb that when my mom says that a trip is going to be "educational", she means "boring." Another rule of thumb is that, if one of the six kids in my family actually enjoys the experience, the other five won't. So, as you can imagine, it was with much trepidation that we crawled...

  •   Spain is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I was able to experience this country and its culture while on the foreign exchange trip with CurtisHigh School on Staten Island. With the group I traveled to Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, and Gijon where we learned about...

    Tags: Europe
  •         On July 14th 2009 my mother, sister, and I set out to drive to Niagara Falls. We packed our bags and car with snacks and any necessities we would have needed for the long trip ahead. We left our home in the afternoon and drove to a hotel in Ithaca, New York which leaves us half way. We woke...

  •   I was born with a gift that many, many people would die to have.  I can lick my elbow. No, just kidding. My grandmother was born in Spain, and, after my grandfather died, she returned and now lives there full time. I have visited Spain seven times. Most years, we...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  •     Whenever I think of travel to Europe, fantasies flit into my mind of riding off on motor scooters for harrowing European adventures (à la Passport to Paris, a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen classic). Of course, Hollywood has a tendency to stray from reality a bit—but a girl can dream. These...

    Tags: Europe
  • I enjoyed Bermuda when I was younger, my first time going. However; I feel I was going more for family, and didn't really tap into the luxuries and the peace that the island offers. So, I am going in July of 2012 for my graduation gift. I am excited. Bermuda is an island for pure relaxation and...

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  • In the summer of 2011, I left home to return home. My destination was Changchun, China, the capital of Jilin Province and my hometown. I stayed at my aunt’s apartment on Yatai Street, a place I ashamedly couldn’t recall from childhood. My aunt burst into ecstatic exclamations the moment she saw...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • How can three three-week adventures impact the way you live for the rest of your life? They shape your frame of mind, change your expectations of other people, and provide many life lessons. They create unforgettable memories, strength and stamina, and friends for years to come. These incredible...

  • During Christmas Break in 2011, a small group from Willow Ridge Church, including my father and I, traveled to Haiti in order to support an orphanage in Port Au Prince which was established by our church. Eight of us traveled 1193 miles from Columbia, South Carolina to Port Au Prince, Haiti and...

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