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  •             Last summer, I spent ten days on a mission trip to Kingston, Jamaica with my church youth group, through an organization called Adventures in Missions (www.adventuresinmissions.com). I signed up for the trip expecting a fun week in the Caribbean with my friends, but little did I know...

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  •            “Only we would be able to find the ghetto of Montreal!” My best friend James and I stumbled around downtown Montreal looking for somewhere to eat, and we had wandered far enough to find a desolate, creepy street that consisted of exactly one phone booth and a couple of sketchy...

  •                                                                                                                       The excitement of being in a new place and being able to witness a world outside of your own is one of the most exhilarating opportunities and is one not often presented. When the...

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  • As I boarded a bus full of unfamiliar faces, my heart dropped.  I sat down beside a girl and began to anxiously search around in my bag- so I would seem somewhat occupied.  Everyone around me knew each other and I quickly gathered that on this diverse bus, I was the only one who didn’t know someone...

  • My vacation to Disney World, with my high school marching band, in the summer of 2009 was one of the most exciting and enjoyable trips I have ever been on. It was also probably one of the hottest I had ever been on. Florida weather was not so kind to us for the first couple of days, it was hot and...

  •    My parents are strong believers in exposing my siblings and me to new people and places, and traveling to Ischia was no exception. Ischia is a small island off the coast of Naples, Italy. I visited the island seven years ago, and no one spoke any English, only Italian. My family expected the...

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  • During our trip to Nags Head, North Carolina, I learned a very important thing: never stay with relatives. The trip took seven hours from where we live in Clover, South Carolina, to the outer banks of North Carolina, where Nags Head is located. Not only did we almost get killed by a maniac while...

  • On March 30, 2011, I got on a plane with my Mom, Grandma and Uncle in LA, California and headed to Perth, WA.  When we arrived, My Grandpa was there to greet us. He has been working/living there for the last 2 years on a government contract.  We drove to our hotel, Quality Resort Sorrento Beach...

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  •  A clap of thunder sounded above me; dark clouds swirled about the heavens as if someone from above was mixing a boiling cauldron and about to pour the contents over my head. It was not two minutes later that I was soaked. Welcome to Boston, I said to myself. I learned many things on my road trip...

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