Why students travel

  • I don’t travel often, and even when I do, the span of years in between is rather large and never outside of the US. I’m sure that most people will tell their tales of a wonderful adventure in Asia or Europe, but I will share my memories from my trip in San Francisco. I don’t really recall why we...

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  • About four years ago my family and I hiked some of the Appalachian Trail. We hiked to the top of one of the mountains called Blood Mountain. Blood Mountain’s in Georgia and it’s 4,458 ft. tall. They call it Blood Mountain because when it rains the Georgia clay runs down the mountain and it looks...

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  • After 15 hours cramped in a crowded plane, I found myself standing on a battered tarmac surrounded by a wild and humid, yet beautiful jungle.  We had finally arrived in Bohol, a small island located in the Philippines.  My family had traveled far in order to visit a ministry to deaf children called...

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  • "Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be arriving in Amsterdam shortly.” All I could think of was how is my dream coming true right now? How did Katie and I convince our parents to let us go to Holland by ourselves at seventeen years old? I had to pinch myself a couple of times after we got off the plane...

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  • As too often happens between a mother and son, my mom and I were drifting. Between her juggling act of jobs and my schooling, we had gravitated towards living two very different lives. Rarely did we share time together; never mind taking a vacation together. With this nigh unspoken of separation...

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  • The trip I took was to the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.  I applied and got accepted to go to Northern Tier, a Boy Scout high adventure camp, to be a part of the Order of the Arrow Wilderness Voyage.  For the first week of my trip, I got to work on a portage trail.  For the second part of the...

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  • If there is any advice that I can give to an individual wishing to travel to Italy, it would be that a week is not enough time to see all that one would wish to see and that a school group trip, though it is cheaper than a trip made on one’s own, produces more problems than benefits. For parents...

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  • Independence As our strenuous junior school year came to a close, my friends and I were bubbling with anticipation for the upcoming, and much needed summer vacation. While the rest of my friends were excited to spend the lazy summer days lying by a pool, I had already made the most life changing...

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  • Ah, the illustrious metropolis that is New York City: the city on everyone's bucket list and that is known by so many names (City that Never Sleeps, the Big Apple, Gotham). So, why is it that NYC is referred to as "Hong Kong on the Hudson" when Hong Kong is just known as Hong Kong? Simple. When you...

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  • After years of waiting, I finally took the flight back to Chinato visit my hometown. I miss authentic Chinese food, my friends and of course my parents.    21hours of sitting on the seat without moving was a total nightmare.I don’t describe myself as a moving person, but staying in a frozen...

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