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  • My family has always been one that enjoys traveling, however, in all of the vacations we have taken, our trip to Spain is the most interesting adventure. The vacation started, not on July 6th, but in January, when my father started searching for long-lost family located in Northwestern Spain. After...

  • During the summer of my junior year, the pressure was mounting for me to choose a career path and work towards it. Being indecisive by nature, the countless possibilities of the future felt quite overwhelming and I simply didn’t know where to begin. Naturally, of course, my parents were more than...

  • Of the many trips that I have taken in my life, ironically, the most memorable one was one filled with numerous problems: to Dubai. In spite of having visited Singapore, Malaysia, India, and China, we had never faced back-to-back dilemmas during travel and, with only four days to use, our ability...

    Tags: Africa
  • And so it began. Hurriedly, we scanned the rows in search of our seats on the airplane. Found it. As I scanned the crowed I saw many strange faces and heard many languages. From the moment we stepped foot on the plane we were in another world. Even the flight attendants did not speak English. For...

    Tags: Europe
  • Soddy Daisy, what city could be more charming than one with a flower in the name? No city! Soddy Daisy is a rural woodland, lake area, filled with plenty of places to swim, hike, eat, and have family fun. There are so many things to do around Soddy during the summer! You can go hiking through...

    Tags: USA
  • La Mirada. When I say this name aloud, it does not strike me as a place that is grand or filled with urgency and movement. Instead, if I did not live here I would pass it up as just another city within the immense confines of the United States. However, upon further inspection, you would find it...

  • I extended my cramped foot through the bus’ door. The sole of my converse sunk into the damp Fijian soil as twenty other campers eagerly filed out of the bus behind me. I looked up at the stars that lit the night sky, when a sudden flood of emotions took over – excitement, fatigue, curiosity – and...

    Tags: Pacific
  • It’s called the last frontier so for any nature lover Alaska is a wonderful state to travel to. But I’ve never been a lover of the great outdoors. I’d much rather be in a ritzy hotel and lounge by the pool all day. Or so I thought. I discovered a hidden part of myself when I visited Anchorage and I...

  • Another Home My trip to Pakistan was a long a-waited one; eight years in the making. After two days of traveling halfway across the world our plane landing felt almost unreal. The moment I stepped out of the airport and into the city I knew I couldn't have been dreaming, I could have never imagined...

    Tags: Asia
  •   In July of 2008, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Japan with People to People Student Ambassadors. Of course, I couldn’t pass up this once in a lifetime experience because I have a passion for traveling, so I signed up and headed out on an eighteen hour plane ride to Japan for 14 days....

    Tags: Asia

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