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  • Stepping off of the plane and entering a foreign country was an impactful moment. Knowing it would be a week till I would see my family again and venturing out into the unknown was surreal but I had God's peace. I took in the faces and language with wide eyed wonder. Hola, audios, amigo, and como...

  • I am not going to lie, I am not new to traveling at all.  My parents have both been in love with traveling since their early twenties and have not once hesitated to include my sister and me in their travel adventures (I went on my first international flight when I was 2 months old). My parents have...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • Over the Mississippi River and through the woods to the cranberry marshes we go. A small town in Wisconsin holds less then a 700 population but in the last full weekend in September thousands upon thousands tread the land. This is Warrens. Warrens, Wi may be a small town but it thrives, tourism...

  • The idea of “small-town America” comes loaded with stereotype – one image that often comes to mind is that of the provincial, isolated hamlet overrun with fast food chains and big box stores. It's been said that America has lost the true meaning of a small town, twisting the term to describe...

    Tags: California, USA
  • Two years ago I had the opportunity to go to Brazil on a missions trip with 15 other teenagers. It was the most incredible experience of my life.  Have you ever flown over a sunset or the Amazon? Simply the two most beautiful things I have ever seen. This was just the beginning of what we were...

  • This trip has not been so thrilling or heart-warming as it was spontaneously educational. I have learned more about myself and about the world around me through the experiences of thirteen distinctive students.         It all began when I flew over to Beijing in the summer of 2010 where I was...

  • In minuscule letters on a hefty LCD screen appeared the letters “Flight CX 873 now ready for boarding”. At the same time, the speakers blasted the same information in many different languages. As I headed straight towards the first long queue in my way, I prepared mentally for my long 30 hour...

  • In June of 2008, my family and I went on a trip to the Philippines to visit our family and friends.  After spending two years living in Texas, I was more than excited to go back home for the summer to reunite with everybody and spend time at the beaches. For one of our beach trips, my family and I...

    Tags: Asia
  • I am not really a nature-lover person, just the thought of insects crawling up my legs and stepping on gooey mud when hiking up a mountain grosses me out, but this trip was an exception. Seeing volcanic white sand, sparkling turquoise water, and interacting with sea lions was amazing.  It all...

  • As I leave the cool and unruffled air of the plane to step into the moist, humid atmosphere of the International Airport, a feeling of exhilaration races throughout the veins of my exhausted body and the warmth in the airport suddenly refreshes me; I had finally reached the city I love most- Bombay...

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