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  • The opportunity to attend school and live in the French Alps for a year was too good to pass up. By the time packing was finished and farewells were said I could still hardly believe the plane was taking off at the end of the runway. As I peered out of the oval shaped, pressure sealed window of...

  • I had never ventured abroad before. Arizona had been at the edge of my travel map; beyond that, 'here be dragons'. I knew nothing about flying, passports, baggage checks, or customs.And yet, I found myself sitting in the airport on March 12th, 2014, preparing to fly to  London, Paris, Barcelona,...

  • In July of 2011 I found myself on a plane departing from Los Angeles International Airport to Bangkok, Thailand. From there I would take another plane to the northern city of Chiang Mai to meet my friend Shade and her family. Shade lived in Thailand for four years before moving back to California,...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
  • For 17 exciting days in June of 2009, I experienced the trip of a lifetime! I traveled to the beautiful country of Australia with the People to People Student Ambassador Program. This program offers life-changing educational travel opportunities to destinations around the world for students in...

    Tags: Pacific
  • After a long day of travel, my family and I reached Kona, Hawaii late at night on August 3rd. As we drove to the condo we rented, I looked out the window even though it was pitch black. From the few shadows I saw of palm trees and lava, I knew this place was going to be beautiful. My family and I...

  •             I was raised thinking the world is a great place. I do not disagree with that statement but the world has its dark side. New York is a place I fell in love with the moment I stepped onto the bustling streets.  The city that never sleeps truly holds up to that reputation. I wander around...

  • I recently had the opportunity to travel across the U.S. with my giant, crazy family. We were kicked out of the house we were renting because the owner lost it. After a long hard search in trying to find a new place to live, we decided to say "screw it" why not take a road trip? We fumbled over...

  • In June I traveled to Alaska, expecting to only build houses, but I got much more than that. From atop mountains I relished in magnificent views of the Gulf of Alaska, ate delicious red salmon caught just two hours past, and glimpsed into the diverse Native American culture contributing to the...

  • In March of 2011, I finally got on a Hawaiian Airline plane headed to the island of Maui with 18 other students from my Marine Biology class at West Seattle High School. This trip is happens every year around the same time with the head chaperone, our wonderful Marine Biology teacher, Kevin Barth....

  • A wave of a warm, salty breeze greets me as I step out the mechanically cooled air of the airport and step onto the "island paradise" of Maui. But only a second is taken to let everything seep in, for I have to rush to catch the shuttle to take me to the Aston Ka'anapali Hotel. I look out the...

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