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  • It was dark as we zoomed up the inner bowels of a mountain, and cold too. The train racing at speeds likely greater than 60 miles an hour. The pressure changes were recognized by me and my friends through the popping in our ears. As much as my ears had been popping in the days previous, certainly...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • As I packed for our two week long trip to California I couldn’t help imagining what it would be like.  The last time I was there I was four and I hardly remembered anything except for long hours in the car and hotels waiting for me at the end of each day.  I knew I would keep these memories for...

  •   I open my eyes to muted light streaming from my windows.  I take a peek out, and marvel at the fluffy snow covering the mountains in the distance.  As I sit and stare, I am wishing that summer would come.  Winter is amazing here, but the summer offers so much fun.  I could go swimming in our...

    Tags: Tennessee, USA
  • Last summer I took a journey that will change my eyes forever, one of those experiences you have that when you come back, you feel like a completely different person.  I had the opportunity to visit a destination that has thousands of years of art, culture, and tradition; what used to be the...

    Tags: Africa
  • I blink my eyes groggily, as my eyes focus on the white ceiling above me. Next to me, I can hear my brother softly breathing as my mom and dad tiptoe around the room, pulling together our necessities for the day’s tour. Yawning, I stretch, before finally sitting upright in my bed. Blinking to rid...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  • Laughing. Smiling. Crying. Throwing family members off the dock. Swimming into the late hours of the night. Dazzling Fourth of July fireworks.  Hundreds of picturesque memories surround my lake house in the quaint town of Fitzwilliam New Hampshire. It is easy to remember the glistening lake, the...

  • I. Getting There As a junior in high school, sixteen years old, I decided to go on my sixth trip to the state of Kentucky. I had begun taking these trips when I was eleven years old with my church, Calvary Chapel Westgrove. The purpose of these trips are to encourage the community to grow in...

  •  I rested my head against the window of the Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train). Rice paddies and tiny mountain towns flashed before my eyes. Zipping through the countryside at speeds of over 100 mph seemed a bit surreal. The train attendants were selling us an assortment of terrifically vibrant...

    Tags: Asia
  • There are many places a person can visit to have an extraordinary experience, however it is not the surroundings that make a trip exciting or adventurous, it is how you handle the events that take place during your trip that will make it outstanding. The unexpected things that happen while...

    Tags: Europe
  • When I was younger my family and a friend’s family took a trip to a trip to Acapulco, Mexico. We had to get on three planes in order to get there. I was so excited because on one of the planes I got my own set of headphones to listen to the radio with.             Of course, the excitement of the...

    Tags: Caribbean

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