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  • Finding France and England                 Over spring break in 2008, I accompanied my high school French Club on a trip abroad. Our itinerary included visiting two European countries, France and England. Our first destination was Paris, France, and it was here that my first difficulty ensued. Upon...

    Tags: Europe
  • Three weeks ago, I left my family, friends, and everything I knew to go to a new country: Honduras. I knew that through the trip I would be changed, but I didn't realize how much. I had seen pictures of what it was going to look like, but the pictures were nothing compared to actually being there...

  •                 When people think about Hawaii, most envision a place filled with unspeakable beauty, shopping, and delicious food. However, what most fail to realize is that this publicized representation of paradise has a dark secret, one of poverty, filled with adventure and struggle. Waikiki,...

  • It was an early Monday morning. I packed my clothes the night before and was ready to head for the airport. We were on our way to one of the most spectacular places in the world, Hawaii. It was a family vacation. Something my whole family been wanting to go to for years. Everyone was so excited. We...

  • It was my first time setting foot in the most magical place on earth.  Cue the orchestral fairy dust… I was in Disneyworld!  We had seven days to hop from park to park at will, bask in the glory that was the Florida sun, and simply enjoy time together as a family.  I was excited, I was nervous, I...

  • During Thanksgiving Break of the 2007 school year, my parents decided to make a family vacation to Cancun. Traveling overseas brought excitement for every corner of our home, we were wildly packing...and yes, I mean “wildly,” we were animals (to say at the least) and we all couldn't hold back our...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • As I starred ahead, I took in the breathtaking, never-ending, and glistening green vegetation all around me. I felt the warm breeze soothe my face as I closed my eyes and thought of how peaceful and calm everything felt. I never wanted to leave; I was mesmerized by nature’s beauty all around me....

  • /*-->*/ All my life I've been looking forward to growing up and being able to travel wherever I wanted to. I would watch shows on the discovery channel and see a place that just hypnotized me and I would think, thats where I want to go. Finally I got a chance to get a taste of my traveling...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was a cool Autmn day in my small town of Spartanburg in South Carolina. There was a calmness in the air and a smoky smell reminiscent of a toasty fire to warm souls. This was the kind of day that  I had dreamed all summer of seeing.   The alarm clock rang, alerting me that today was the day- the...

  • In the summer of 2010, I had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. with a group from my school.  After working hard all school year to raise enough funds, fifteen students from Aletheia Christian Academy set off for our nation’s capitol.  There, we joined up with an organization called...

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