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  •     In a small, rural town surrounded by cornfields everyone thinks the same, dresses the same, and any bit of individuality is frowned upon.  There is, however, a small percentage of people in the middle of the cornfield who want to know what else exists in the world.  There are a few who know...

  • This past January of 2010, I went on a mission’s trip with a group from my church to Taipei, Thailand. Our group consisted of about twenty people and we traveled over there for two weeks to provide child care for the Annual Thailand Conference (ATC). It took us 3 flights and 36 hours to arrive in...

    Tags: Asia
  • On June 10th, 2012, I began my journey to Boston for the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine. I have traveled to many cities and villages in and out of the United States; however, I knew this trip was going to be different from any other that I had taken before. It is essential (...

  • I am most comfortable when I am lost. Deliberately getting lost fuels my drive for discovery. Therefore, Boston, a beautiful historical city on the East Coast, was a perfect place to give myself a sweet adventure this summer. The primary reason that I went to Boston was the summer program at...

  • My family has always been the type people to get up and go when it comes to vacations.  We spend weeks upon weeks of planning for those one or two weeks of vacation.  Some of my best memories are from the wild and crazy adventures my family goes on.  Out of all of the places I have been my favorite...

  • In seventeen years I haven’t been very far from my small hometown in Eastern Pennsylvania. Even now, the farthest I’ve ever been from home is Orlando Florida. However, even trips close to home have taught me many lessons including the value and meaning of service, and dedication to the things you...

  • The trip began as multiple performances but ended as an eye-opening experience. I sat quietly in the Chicago Airport—a reserved 14-year-old girl high school freshman awaiting a plane flight to Switzerland. Next to me stood the enormous string bass that I was to wheel around European jazz...

  • To my great fortune, I have had the opportunity to travel to many places across the country as well as the nation of Japan. I believe that this travel has been one of the greatest influences on my education and my values. Travel has taught me so many important life lessons in addition to objectives...

    Tags: Asia
  • After 27 hours on an airplane, bus, car, and feet we arrived in the low valleys of Lunahuana, Peru. We were eighteen teenagers meeting for the first time, embarking on a journey that would open our change our lives. The first night was full of awkward silence, mostly due to utter exhaustion. At...

  • Beautiful British Columbia is the slogan that is plastered on every license plate in British Columbia, and on my week long backpacking trip in Malibu, British Columbia I found that to be absolutely true. Through an organization called Young Life, my friend Elliot, my brother, our Young Life leader...

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