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  • When asked about my time in Mexico, my first response is, “Where do I start?” Mexico was a time of bold adventures and golden memories. My trip to the Yucatan was not a pleasure cruise, but a class mission’s trip with my junior classmates. While there, my eyes were opened to a different kind of...

  • “So, this is what she saw.” My sister’s voice broke the awed silence as I tore my gaze away from the beautiful, sun-filled canyon. I imagined my mother’s face, decades earlier, glowing as she reached the top of a hill, pausing to absorb beauty so magnificent it seemed to belong to Heaven and not...

  • Have you ever heard the saying,”A picture is worth a thousand words”? To me seeing the objects in the pictures are worth much more. This last summer was my opportunity to see a thousand word picture in person, when I got to go teach in China. There were so many different thoughts that went through...

    Tags: Asia
  • Rockville, Maryland seems too quiet for a vacation spot. Historic landmarks dating from the 1800s are on the same street as the suburban homes and the glass-tiled buildings of companies, and there are no beaches that make Florida and California hotspots. So, just what does Rockville have in store...

    Tags: Maryland, USA
  •   When I stepped off the plane at the Heathrow airport in London, I was already enthralled with hearing so many English accents surround me that I completely forgot about the other, more crucial part of my trip: traveling to Scotland. During our trip in London we stayed at the Kensington hotel,...

    Tags: Europe
  • Africa is where life began. The deserts embody the hot forges of creation, the whole continent the fiery womb of the human race.  My family and I recently journeyed back to this land of our species’ origin; more specifically, the country of Morocco. A ferry carried us across the Strait of Gibraltar...

    Tags: Africa
  • In the beginning, I felt quite apprehensive about my family's holiday. Put another way, I was certain that I would absolutely hate hiking up and down big heaps of rock for a whole week. Yep -- this year, we were headed for a backpacking "vacation" in Yoho National Park, part of the Rocky Mountains...

  •      Rosholt is a small, scenic town in Central Wisconsin, with busy highway 66 cutting right through it.  This town of only 500 people creates a close-knit community feel and welcomes travelers with open arms.  The best time to visit would be during Labor Day weekend.  The football game at the...

    Tags: USA, Wisconsin
  •             Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • Sunlight danced across the clear river as the crisp wind rustled the leaves of a nearby aspen. This cool wind carried the last memory of winter as it descended down from the mountain peaks, making the trees whisper at the excitement of the coming summer. I paused for a moment to simply take in this...

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