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  • During the first two weeks of our visit to China we had a tour with a lot of people who came to see China as their vacation as well. Some of the people on it were nice and others were very obnoxious and didn’t care about the people around them. We started from the top of China and made our way...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • In the summer before 9th grade, I went on a Mission trip to Cacalchen, Mexico on the YucatanPeninsula.  For a week, I was immersed into a culture that was totally foreign and alien to me.  What struck me the hardest was the poverty and scrappy lifestyle that the native Mexicans were living.  On the...

  • This past summer i recently took a trip to California with three of my best friends and one of my teachers from school. We were going on a trip for FCCLA, little did we know we were in for a ride. We got to Anaheim on July 9 and we were so excited. Here we were, four country girls from a very small...

  • I walked out of the gated yard and into the cobblestone street without shoes on, looking for Joni. It was the summer before my junior year of high school, and I found myself in the country of Albania in Eastern Europe on a mission trip with my church youth group. We were to stay for two weeks, one...

    Tags: Europe
  • Art venders, brick roads, and shops align my path, this country, this street, has seen centuries gone by and legendary wars, but now it is one of the greatest civilizations on earth. Madrid, Spain was awe inspiring to my fifteen year-old eyes; I was traveling through Spain, England and France with...

    Tags: Europe
  •       Last summer, my family and I took a drive up to the NP of Michigan, but made a stop along the way. We stopped in Green Bay and stayed in the Residence Inn by Lambeau Field so that we could go to the stadium and check out their newly-attained Superbowl trophy. Once we made it downstairs into...

  • Kushiro, Japan               I lifted the bowl closer to my mouth to get the last few grains of rice out of the bottom. So did you. As we lowered them back again, our eyes met. You tipped your head forward and shot me a look of seriousness and rage. There was a moment of silence as we stared at...

    Tags: Asia
  • Aruba is one of the most multi-cultural and exotic places I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Being a tourist in a foreign land isn't one of my favorite pastimes, but the experiences I had were well worth it. As a traveler, I try to avoid the tourist attractions and explore the places...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There is a beauty that is universal. The beauty of eyes opened: cultures explored, and eternity grasped. Someone once asked me, “Of the man waking from a dream, and the man still in one, who is happier?” I would dare to suggest that a man might not have to choose one over the other. I would dare to...

    Tags: Europe
  • “No, I’m not too old to be a Girl Scout,” I told the man sitting next to me on the plane. I get tired of saying that. Before you ask, we do more than sell cookies, too. Way more in fact. At that moment I was jet set on a nine-day London and Paris Destinations trip with forty-seven of my sister...

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