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  • I had often heard friends of mine compare family reunions to the fifth circle of Dante's Inferno. It should come as no surprise then that I was not exactly relishing the idea of my first extended family gathering. I knew that this particular gathering was for my grandfather. A veteran of the Second...

  • My mind was racing that Friday afternoon. I normally would have paid attention to Mr. Mury’s effeminate, raspy voice as he dissected physics to the group of sophomores. Instead, I continuously looked for any miniscule detail that would hinder my journey. My thoughts lapsed to my parents. It wasn’...

  • Never in a million years would I have thought that I would go zip lining, repelling, or water rafting. However, during the winter break of my senior year, my family decided to take a trip with our close family friends down to Costa Rica. Our families travel every year to somewhere new and...

  • For most people, traveling outside the country and making friends from other parts of the world is a chance to expand horizons and worldviews and broaden your point of view. In the summer of 2008, I accomplished not only that but also improved my French, had fun, and made lasting memories as part...

    Tags: Europe
  • Adventure- Thats my specialty. The summer of 2009 came and I was crazed by the idea of a seven day stay at Yosemite National Park. Of course, I had to take my two closest friends with me. We were just seventeen at the time, but that didnt stop us from traveling and getting into dangerous situations...

  • My most memorable travel adventure was really only an hour or so away from my house. The first time I left the elevated train to attend my summer internship at an office was chaotic. A multitude of workers gathered on all sides of me and flooded down the steps in order to exit on the city streets....

  • Woshh! The plane lands on the ground and I'm the first one to jump up and start to head out. Was I relieved to get out of that 22 hour plane ride? The answer is YES! I finally entered Pakistan, "Airport of Islamabad". As I proceed my way to the baggage claim area, I see a million eyes staring me up...

    Tags: Africa
  •   As I hung out the side window of our bus, a small girl brushed my arm and then whipped around to face her mother. “It doesn’t come off!” she exclaimed in astonishment. She spun back and proceeded to rub the “white powder” off my arm with renewed fervor. This incident was not an uncommon one as I...

    Tags: Africa
  • Thrilled and with my blood pumping, I continue my ascent to the summit of Mt. Lincoln (14,286 ft) in Colorado . The sun bakes the back of my neck, and my legs feel as though they are about to collapse. Lactic acid and fatigue building in my muscles, I stop hiking and peer down the incredible...

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    Tags: Asia

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