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  • In March of 2006, my family and I traveled from our home in San Antonio, Texas, across the globe to Germany. Over my Spring Break, I experienced German food, culture, and popular tourist sites including the Glockenspiel, the Zugspitze mountain, and Neufweinstein Castle. After days filled with...

    Tags: Europe
  • It was the Year of 2009, and my parents decided that we were going to spend the holidays in Durango, Mexico. Making this decision meant we agreed to have fun all day, every day. On the way there we saw many beautiful cities. It wasn’t like we thought. Usually what comes to mind when one hears the...

  • The trip began on the morning of the new year, so early that it was still dark outside. I boarded an airplane alone, on my way to Philadelphia for a connecting flight--I was nervous because it was my first time flying alone, my first time leaving the country, my first time going on a trip without...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  •               Winter of 2009, I decided to travel across the globe to one of the fastest growing and technologically advanced countries in this century: South Korea. Of all the wonderful areas available to my grasp in Asia, I chose the city of Seoul for its abundance of mainstream Korean pop...

    Tags: Asia
  •                                   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...

  • Never heard of Hayden, Alabama? No surprises there. According to the 2010 U.S. census, Hayden had a population of 444 and no stoplights. Some of its attractions include two lovely Dollar General stores, an abundance of small churches, and a rather charming "Mom-n-Pop" general store called Logan's....

  •     Dozens of Dominicans filed onto the old bus, sobbing and holding on to our hands for as long as was physically possible. Tears filled my eyes. I had no idea that by joining VISIONS, a teen service organization, on a trip to the Dominican Republic, I would be led to some of the best friends I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In January of this year, 2012, I went to Belgium with my mom to celebrate my 17th birthday. This trip really changed my life. We only went for three short days, but in those three days I experienced things that really changed me as a person. We arrived and went to our hotel in downtown Brussels...

    Tags: Europe
  •  I was asked to follow on a three day tour. I've never really gone on something exciting in my whole life; family trips, going an hour away for a show is maybe the furthest I have done with just friends. We were going from Saint Petersburg, Florida through Jacksonville into Orlando and so one....

  • We went to the big island of hawaii for six weeks in the summer of 2006.  Half of the reason we went was for vacation, the other half was to help my dad finish his house so he could sell it and move up to Minnesota and live with us.  We got to help clean up his yard by getting all the weeds out...

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