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  • It was an experience that I never imagined myself being able to live. It was trip that I had alaways dreamed of, but never thought I could make it to. And it was the hardest and most amazing two and half months of my life. No, I'm not some rich kid who traveled through China as a foreign exchanged...

  • Samuel Johnsons once said, “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” As a young, non-experienced traveler this saying didn’t mean anything to me. I didn’t understand the...

  •     I knew that my first adventure was going to be super exciting: my very first trip to Pakistan. My parents were born and raised in Pakistan and they have been considering going back to meet their family and to take me along as well. They always tell me to appreciate everything that I have and...

    Tags: Asia
  • Dreams at night revolved around this day. I was not nervous about being high above the clouds. In fact, flying fascinated me. I was highly anticipating the trip that lay ahead. Slowly, my eyes shut and I began drifting into a peaceful slumber. Suddenly a voice on the intercom awoke me: “Please...

    Tags: Europe
  • I woke to the sensation of sunlight warming my face; even though my eyes were closed, the bright rays offended my eyes.  I groaned quietly and turned onto my side, praying for another blissful hour of sleep, but my motion disturbed the air and I was overcome by the salty smell of sweaty, dirty...

  • 0900 hours. Dachau, Germany. The tour bus comes to a slow halt as I lift my head to peer outside the window. All are silent as we exit the bus. The air around us held eeriness as the tour guide begins to elaborate on the rules and guidelines. My eyes wander as I take in the manicured area. A...

  • /*-->*/       Anxiety fills my mind and my body reveals my impatience as I land in my destination of Da Nang, Vietnam. As I pass the airport security, I scan into this unfamiliar place. Though beginning this adventure, with expectations of only enjoyment, to my surprise I gained knowledge...

    Tags: Asia
  •     A nauseating smell began to gather in the air. A smell so ghastly, it brought forth coughs, gags, and stung the eyes to tears. The front of the school bus was gray and blue with smoke. Our watches and cell phones read only 9:15 am, and we still had twenty-three more hours to travel. This was...

  • Last April I packed my bags and headed off for my first real overseas adventure. Accompanied by my aunt, grandfather, and brother, I boarded the KLM flight bound for Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to trace my Dutch heritage. At well after 9pm, I settled in for the eight hour flight during which hot...

    Tags: Europe
  •   Last summer, I took a weeklong vacation with my family to the great state of New York. I was filled to the brim with excitement; I had heard so many great things about the lively city and I was extremely eager to experience it for myself. After all, Manhattan is famous for its...

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