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  • 038_4

    This year, my parents bundled me and my younger sister into the car at 4 in the morning to begin the 12 hour trek to my Grandma's house in Hosmer, South Dakota.  As per every year, the trip in and of itself was an adventure.  We drove four hours and stopped for breakfast in Ogallala, Nebraska (...

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                     When my mom first told me that we were going to my uncles wedding in Culebra, Puerto Rico, I was beyond psyched. I had never traveled any further than a couple hundred miles from my home in Alabama, much less traveled overseas to a Spanish-speaking culture. Just the thought of it...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    When I decided to travel with Heart to Honduras to the remote village of Robledales for a medical mission trip, I was hoping to gain some medical experience, participate in a new culture, and practice my Spanish. However, I learned something much more valuable. The simplicity of life and the...

  • f1h20z

    I always tell people when they ask me about Japan about the plane ride.  Twelve hours may be something to scoff at for the international traveler, but for a squeamish ninth grader from the middle of Kansas, it was all a little too much.  Besides being blocked in my airplane seat by two people that...

    Tags: Asia
  • Photo_245

    In Washington D.C., the last thing you would expect to see is 250 teenagers in blue corduroy jackets. Being one of nine students who attended the Washington Leadership Conference through my summer of junior year. After waiting two hours in the Denver airport, we were finally on the plane and on our...

  • img_1982

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    Let me start off by saying that Ghana was never on the top of my list when it came to "Places I Would Like to See". However, the experiences I had in this country were so great, so different, so impacting that I would advise all of you to bump Ghana up on your own lists! I traveled to Ghana on a...

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    Woosh! The wind blows in our faces as the taxi makes a hairpin turn onto a main road. The dust kicks up off the dirt road every now and then, but it doesn’t impede our senses as we continue to soak in the breathtakingly lush environment, mountainous landscape, and sites of the city around us.  As...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • 2009_098

          Sarah Smith Society of American Travel Writers Scholarship 24 September, 2009 Traveling to the Desert Looking for an amazing place to travel? Arizona showed me the wonder of the desert. From Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona, we explored the some of the United States’ main attractions. During our trip...

  • Atop the Duomo di Firenze

    Florence, Italy: birthplace of the Renaissance, the heart of culture and art, and my most recent travel destination. I took a trip to Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy as part of an exchange program with a group of theatre students at my school. For weeks, we rehearsed a piece to perform in front of...

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