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  • I was a young Canadian- raised 14 year old journeying for the first time to the great United States. May I add that no, I was not traveling by plane but by coach bus… for three days. Where may you ask would this long journey take me? Well that’s for you to discover, shall we begin our journey...

  • I have lived in Iowa all of my life. Some people say that it’s in, or even is, the middle of nowhere. This where I come in. I hope to banish the misconceptions people have about Iowa, and prove that it is a very fun and exciting place to visit and live. I grew up in Marion, Iowa, which is in...

    Tags: Exploring, Iowa, USA
  • I was there when her heart stopped. Terrified, and eyes riveted to the red line snaking across the ECG monitor, I felt myself die with the frail girl, Ding Xiao Yien, lying before me. But this "artificial death" had been deliberately executed, and the steady hum of the heart-lung bypass machine...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • I remember when my mom first came to me with the idea of going to Boston for a vacation. The emotions came quickly. First came excitement. Second came fear. When she said that we were going to Boston, I thought about all of the stereotypes of northerners. They’re all so mean. They’ll yell at you...

  • When I signed up to tour Europe with the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music group, I anticipated that I would take some great pictures and make some wonderful friendships.  Little did I know that by traveling thousands of miles away, I would acquire not only wisdom about other cultures, but also about...

    Tags: Europe
  •  2546 meters up Bunderspitz the icy wind chilled my bones, and fatigue set in, but with one glance at the sun emerging from the horizon all my aliments dissipated- I was on top of the world and the heavens were surrounding me. In the summer of 2009 I had the adventure of a lifetime, two-week trip...

    Tags: Europe
  • Thursday, July 7 Tonight we begin our long journey to Arusha, Tanzania. We are leaving out of Newark and flying to Frankfurt, Germany. Then we head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and will catch one last flight to Kilimanjaro. I believe going there takes about 20 hours (including layovers). I have 3 of...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
  • The flash of a camera, the screaming of fans, that moment when you know you’re alone in front of millions of people and cameras…Needless to say, the lives of celebrities are hectic ones, but many of us wish we could take a walk in their shoes, and for a short while, I did. In October of 2006, I,...

    Tags: Asia
  • Many picture the typical vacation as a family road trip, a cross country drive to the the Grand Canyon. Where the family reaches their destination and spends hours in gift shops, and  tourist tepees. Then a thirty minute ‘hike’ down the Blue Angel Trail, and the purchase of the “I Hiked Down the...

  • 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?...

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