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  • On July 17th-22nd, our denomination had it's quadrennial National Youth Conference, a time in which Brethren youth from all over the nation swarm onto the campus of Colorado State University. Our area provides a bus that leaves about a week before the conference actually starts and meanders...

  • My poles propel me down a dusty trail. I hear the slosh of my water bottle swinging on its carbiner, the chink and spring of my poles and the crunch of my boots in the pine needles. Somewhere back in the trees a stream roars faintly. Branches crisscross over my head, filtering the fading light of...

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  • Being an American, there are two countries that hold my loyalty – one in which I was born and another in which my blood was born. It was the time to visit China, the country of my parents. First stepping foot in Beijing, I was immediately confronted by the heat and humidity. It was summer. Beijing...

    Tags: Asia
  • This summer my family and I spent several days in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I strongly recommend going there if you are looking for a fun, exciting vacation or just some time to relax. Colorado Springs has something for everyone. One of the best features of the Springs is its weather. Coming...

  • I don't think that I have ever had an experience quite like this trip to Munising.  I've fallen in love with the scenery, the smell, the weather, but most of all the water.  This trip has been a very eye opening experience for me and pushed my love for the Upper Peninsula. Two days ago we...

  •  Nearly every year that my family has lived in Minnesota, we have visited the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Each time we drive Minnesota Highway 61 up the North Shore, stop at our favorite spots, go somewhere new, and see how powerful the waterfalls are this time.  Our most recent vacation to...

  • To visit your motherland is a life changing experience. I had the privilege of doing so in 2007 when I look my extraordinary journey to the beautiful India. As I took my first step into Ahmadabad, India, I was overwhelmed by the rush of the city. Driving down the chaotic streets while seeing cows...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number.That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D. Twenty-eight--it seems such an innocent number. That is, unless you were actually there in Washington, D.C., on January 20, 2009, in a crowd...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • There are times in my life when I feel as though I cannot surpass an obstacle in my way.  Every year there is at least one time that the demands of life seem to be overpowering.  But luckily, I can revisit the day I went whale watching two years ago, and remember that life will go on if I push...

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