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  • First time out of the country and I was petrified. My parents weren't accompanying me, I had no idea how to fill out the customs form (what is a customs form anyway??), I was bound to forget to take my malaria pills, and a third-world country seemed all too daunting for a little 17 year old girl...

  •   Two weeks ago, I took one of the most important trips I will ever take as a soon-to-be senior in high school…college visits. Most of us cringe at the thought of spending days with our parents at unknown places trying to make you decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. I was one of...

  • December 25, 2010, was the departure date; I traveled with my church’s choir, my cousin, and my grandmother. After a three hour flight delay due to weather, we embarked on the 12 hour flight to Rome at 7 P.M., and arrived at 9 A.M. We traveled through the airport on a trolley to reach a separate...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  • After sitting for three hours on a purple airline seat between two strangers, I could feel the aircraft starting to land. We were starting to touch down in Singapore, a country at first I had never even heard of, to a country which I long for my next visit. I was traveling with my mother, father...

    Tags: Asia, Singapore
  • South Africa at a Glance My name is Olivia Ford and I am sixteen years old, and my mother and I lived in South Africa from 2003 to 2006. Living in South Africa helped me learn how to appreciate the things that I have, and the gifts that I receive.  I was and I am a very fortunate person living...

    Tags: Africa
  • Walking through downtown Seattle is much like walking through any other city in America: it possesses the hustling and bustling that comes with enterprise and business. Yet it also maintains a level of serenity. Due to Seattle’s prime location, you are never more than a few blocks away from a...

    Tags: USA, Washington
  •             Slovakia is a place I never knew existed until I was invited to tag along on an unforgettable experience.Through the organization Josaiah Venture, my church, Northstar Church of Kennesaw, Georgia, planned a two-week mission trip for July 2011, during which we traveled to the country...

  • Growing up in Hawaii, everybody’s most wanted travel destination, you just see this paradise as home, as any other state in the United States. So as a teenager from a small island that hardly ever changes in temperature, traveling to the East Coast for two weeks during spring break was the biggest...

  • Every path, no matter how long and winding it can be, has a horizon. Every long walk, no matter how tiring and tedious it is for a small child walking with her parents, ends at an unforeseen destination, like the boardwalk. I was a happy child who tried not to cause too much trouble, but I...

    Tags: Soul Search, USA
  • 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

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