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The date had finally arrived: March 5th 2008. My dance company had been planning this trip to New York for over six months. We would stay there for four days and see some of the most amazing sites in the world. The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Radio City Music Hall, and...Tags:
Before, I had never left my home. I’ve flown across the seas in my dreams, traversed the highest mountains between classes, but one day, I promised myself that I would travel. Across the nation... yes, even across the globe. Then it happened. We landed in Moscow after 20 hours of travelling non-...Tags:
I love traveling, and throughout my life, I have pretty much been a traveler. My personal interest in travel grew when I got to go on my first trip overseas to Australia. In my traveling experiences, I have met new friends, seen some of the coolest places, and done amazing things: from swimming in...Tags:
Once a year in Perpignan, an otherwise tranquil city in the south of France, the quiet September air erupts with the sound of thousands of footsteps, rolling suitcases, and blinking camera shutters. This is the world’s largest photojournalism festival: VISA pour l’Image 2009. Thousands of...Tags:
During my high school career I received the rare opportunity to travel to El Salvador on two separate missions trips with my church. On my first trip, in July of 2009, I joined a team of six other volunteers to the rapidly growing town of Comecayo, where we spent a week helping the local church...Tags:
In june 12, 2008 my mother and i flew to our home country Panama to visit my long distance family. Panama is a low economy country that has many villages with families that dont have the luxuries that we take for grant. My abuela, which means grandma in spanish, lives in a neighborhood...Tags:
The sun's rays reflected off the water's surface giving the ocean a bright shimmer of gold. I peered out the car window at the blur of sea as we drove passed it. Gliding boats of all shapes and sizes owned the sea. A prickling sensation of anticipation crept up my spine. My legs ached, begging...Tags:
In the summer of 2007, my parents and I took a trip to Romania. Landing in the city of Timisoara, I noticed that this trip was not going to be the way I had planned. The airport was extremely small, maybe the size of a Kroger, and our luggage didn’t arrive on time. We couldn’t set off for our...Tags:
My family trip to Kanab, Utah, was an amazing opportunity. Though the trip there and back was extremely long (1,600 miles and 25 hours each way), the life changing experience made it well worth it. We decided to take our trip to Kanab to volunteer at the largest animal shelter in the world:...Tags:
One of the most exciting trips I have ever had was the 2009 Florida HOSA State Leadership Conference. I did not exactly travel a long distance but I traveled three hours to Orlando Florida. HOSA (Health Occupations Students of Students of America) is a club that I am a member of in my school. The...Tags: