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  • I had been bugging my dad to take me to Ireland for years. After learning thatmy great great grandfather, John Tobin, had come from Ireland to the U.S. I gained a growing anticipation to learn more about my family history. The library served as my only alternative to experiencing my ancestor’s...

    Tags: Europe
  • Have you ever dreamt of going to a place you’ve only heard things about but have never been? I was told before going to Chicago that the people have funny accents, Chicago has great pizza, and that Oprah lives there. I was incredibly excited, I thought I was going to come in contact with an iconic...

  • In the past couple of years I have traveled with my Youth Group to New York on a mission trip. We didn't just help people out we had fun while doing it too! July 23, 2006: All 26 of us climbed on into an American Airlines plane. Off we went to NYC, the city that never sleeps.  While in New York we...

  •                                   In the summer of 2009, 87 of my peers and I journeyed to Chicago, IL, for a mission trip. We knew that we would teach a Vacation Bible School for children ranging in age in the Garfield Park district. We did not know what or who we would encounter. We did not know...

  • Somewhere on the lonely stretch of interstate between Tarpon Springs, Florida and Lake Winfield Scott, Georgia there is a smokestack. It stands alone in a field, with bricks as red as the clay earth, surrounded by the dry husks of weeds long parched by the Dixie sun. It is a silent sentinel, a...

  •            For spring break most teenagers want to go to Florida or California, but I have always wanted to go to some part of Europe. When I found out my school had an opening in the exchange program to Barcelona, Spain, I immediately applied, and fortunately, I was selected to participate. On the...

    Tags: Europe
  • Networking is a key asset in the world of business. Making connections with people is essential to do well in business. My father, being a doorman at a hotel, networks constantly. Recently my father made a connection to Bill Walton, a famous basketball player that played for the Los Angeles Lakers...

  • I have always had this burning ball of curiosity. What would it be like to understand a language other than my own? I wondered about the people I would know if only I possessed the capability to communicate with them. My curiosity had made me very disheartened by the mere thought of all of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • When it comes to traveling I have got that under my belt especially with my dad being in the military. When I was around 9-10 years old my dad had to go back into the military because of 9/11. When he first went back into the military we moved to Chicago for two years. Then we moved to Guantanamo...

  • Nigeria, Africa, the motherland. Although I was born in America, my family is from Nigeria. I haven’t been to Nigeria since I was 6 years old, but I remember almost everything about my culture. Nigeria is located on the west Coast of Africa. It’s very humid and has high temperature because it’s...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring

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