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We visited the zoo in Lusaka with our buddies from Birdland Elementary School during what was one of the most exciting days of the trip. The field trip gave us a chance to bond with the younger kids and sincerely get to know them. Among some of the animals we saw were lions, zebras,...Tags:
I can finally say I have seen one of the most beautiful sunsets in my life. My family and I decided to spend the first week of our summer camping at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach. It was a fantastic and relaxing way to kick off our summer break. While we were driving down, I could...Tags:
Sprint Canoeing might not sound like the most engaging Olympic sport to spectate, but every event has some element that captivates the audience. For example, water polo is possibly the only sport played while the athletes wear bathrobes. Skeptical? During Olympic water polo matches approximately...Tags:
If there is one thing that all of man kind shares, regardless of race, gender, or religion, it is the unifying urge to (on occasion) relieve oneself. Everyone's got to go sometime, right? Well, that's what I thought; at least until I went to Paris last spring. In April of 2007, I had the amazing...Tags:
Our parents were saying goodbye and crying like we were being sent off to war. I could not stop smiling. THIS IS IT! The sophomore class Euro trip was finally commencing. It was almost unreal. Take the greatest, happiest day in your life and multiply it by 100. That’s what I felt like. Only an...Tags:
We were just a few tourists heading into the heart of Xianggelila in China, hoping to catch a glimpse of mao niu, or hairy cow (yak). The many rice paddies and crumbling stone houses blended into the background as our bus continued its way through the mountains. After an hour or two, the...Tags:
For as long as time has existed, man has traveled. Some alone and some with friends and family. Sometimes in good fun, sometimes in deep sorrow. On the journey they wear eager faces and unfold eager actions for they are looking to the future of where they will be, or they are sit with boredom...Tags:
“Vamos al salto?” I was hesitant. As far as I could understand, Nolvin´s idea was to go to the river and jump around in the mud. But after thinking about it for a little while, I decided I would go. There wasn´t much else to do besides that in El Guabo, a town of 300 in the heart of Nicaragua, a...
Sometimes we may feel we are hanging on by a thread, and often that thread is the one thing keeping us connected to humanity. On December 3, 2004 as I walked into Dairy Queen I already had a premonition of the weight that was soon to descend upon my shoulders. "Well it looks like we are back at...Tags:
When my mom announced travel plans to Charleston, mounds of negative things ran through my head. I contemplated “Why are we going to Charleston? South Carolina has the exact same thing as North Carolina. I think I would rather go to New York or Disney World. I was apprehensive as I envisioned...Tags: