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  • It was 3am Friday morning when I departed from Indianapolis on my way to meet up with my team before heading to Jacmel, Haiti. The flights themselves were nice and smoothe. The minute we arrived in Haiti though, our entire mindset changed. You walk out of the airplane and load a bus to take you...

  •       Redding, California is not usually high on the summer destination list of travelers. Known primarily for the extreme heat (with temperatures reaching upwards of 110ËšF) and not much else, Redding is often bypassed in favor of cities to the north and south with milder climates and happening...

    Tags: California, USA
  • Mixed feelings of excitement and fear filled my mind as I came upon my destination.  I had imagined a town that was like mine, but it just needed a little push to get back on its feet - to get back in the swing of things physically and mentally.  But what I found was a filthy place - literally...

  • The town of Saugatuck, Michigan is many things. It’s an artist’s community--wander the picturesque streets of this small coastal town and you’ll be welcomed by art galleries and co-ops on every corner. It’s also a resort town, as one never has to look far for either luxury or a cozy bed and...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
  • I didn’t understand why my uncle wasn’t shutting the car window as the man walked towards the car with a large stick in his hand. I looked down at the electronics on the middle console in the car, then back at the two young children in the back of the car, and couldn’t help but feel a wave of panic...

    Tags: Africa
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    Tags: Africa
  • It is May 2009 and the world is watching Mexico deal with the beginnings of the Swine Flu epidemic.  We were scheduled to depart for our Central American adventure on the last day of May.  Little did we know that our flight out of Austin would be the last flight to Mexico for a doomed Mexican...

  • Japan, Land of the Rising Sun, a place where anime fanatics and world travelers dream to go to at least once in their life. That is where I went last year as a student embassador with the People to People Student Ambassador Program, a nationally proclaimed program started by President Dwight D....

    Tags: Asia
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  • You may think I am crazy when I say I spent Spring Break 2010 over four thousand miles away from home, with not my immediate family, but my second family, the Menasha High School Marching Band, in Madrid, Spain.  Let me just say waking up at 3:00 in the morning to drive four hours to Chicago, only...

    Tags: Europe, Spain

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