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I awoke the morning of June tenth with that certain light in my eyes. I rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth—went through my usual routine although the day wasn’t a normal day. Mexico loomed in the future—the smell of homemade tortillas and butter so close to me my mouth watered. I cleaned my...Tags:
This summer 2011, I was privileged enough to travel to Costa Rica and volunteer at a turtle station. Poachers are a major issue in Costa Rica because they steal turtle eggs right off the beaches to sell. It's 5 o'clock and our group is standing on the sandy beaches of Costa Rica. The weather...Tags:
Approximately five years ago, I went to Bangladesh, a small country bordering the eastern side of India. It was an interesting experience to see what the people of Bangladesh had to deal with compared to what I had to deal with living in California. What worked out nicely for me was...Tags:
Andrew Ojeda 5/24/08 My European Adventure Traveling to Europe as a student ambassador for the People to People Foundation was a life changing experience. President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded People to People in 1956. His mission was to promote world unification and...Tags:
Millions of people travel around the world everyday. Where are they going? Who are they with? Each traveler tells their own story. My trip to Big Bear, California meant a lot to me for three reasons. One, everything went almost perfectly which is unusual in my family. Two, it changed the way I had...Tags:
In the winter of 2005, my Grandmother on my mother’s side invited me to travel with her to Guerrero Negro, Mexico to see the whales that travel there to lagoons in order to mate and give birth to their young. I excitedly accepted the invitation and we were scheduled to meet our tour guides in San...Tags:
About two years ago I had still been living in Hawaii. I had a friend that wanted to spend the day at the beach with some friends. So we tried to make plans with a bunch of people, but no one could go except us two. Since it was just the two of use, we thought, why don’t we go somewhere different?...Tags:
On December 3, 1991, California, Oroville hospital there I was born but grew up in a population of less than nine thousand resident, Olivehurst. From a radius of less than 15 miles you can travel from Olivehurst to Yuba City but the farthest I ever been to was to Sacramento. Lindhurst high school...Tags:
As my grandmother and I were heading to LAX, I could already feel my impatience building inside. I could not control how excited I was for our adventure to Costa Rica. Soon, after taking our seats on the plane, I felt the majestic lift of the plane, which I sensed signaled the start of something...Tags:
My expedition to South Africa in the fall of 2005 with my mother was so amazing. It was no ordinary trip. It was more like an adventure and an experience that I would love to share with anyone who would be willing to listen. It actually taught me things at a young age that usually comes along with...Tags: