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Sea of Cortez

 January 2009, the second half of my junior year of high school, I traveled to Baja Mexico with a group of students from school and my science teacher to study Humpback Whales. I lived on a research boat for 6 days on the Sea of Cortez. Over the course of those 6 days I saw thousands of dolphins, humpback whales jump completely out of the water and ate some of the most amazing Mexican...

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With Peru as My Teacher (with photos)

As the aircraft lifted off the runway and propelled itself into darkness, I clutched my travel pillow and hoped for a smooth flight. I was heading to Peru to study the effects of tourism on culture and the environment with the non-profit eco-tourism group, Crooked Trails. Crooked Trails and Western Washington University, where I was studying for an Environmental Studies degree, had partnered...

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Traveling Through Life: How Education Lead to Service-Young Writers Scholarship

When I was at the University of California I was always envisioned myself leaving the comfort of my country to volunteer abroad. A travel study abroad program in Carribbean and South America ignited this ambition. The poverty I witnessed in the global south narrowed the gap of ignorance and allowed for the exploration of opportunities in human service. While this dream is still...

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Young Travelers Writers Scholarship

              It was the time of my life after I came back from the Bahamas just last October. It was even more fun because we left on Halloween. There was a costume on board in which I departed from previous attires and went as a Venetian pirate. I bought a mask at the farmer’s market which gave me the idea. I was trying to get used to being on land...

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Viva Republica Dominica! Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace!

The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace & Dominicus Beach Resorts in the Dominican Republic are family-friendly, all-inclusive, and alive with international flavor.Fringing the southeast coast near La Romana, the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace resort celebrates the best in tropical style. Set on 26 lush palm-studded acres on Bayahibe's white sand beaches, the resort looks out across crystal clear...

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Terremoto’s Impact

I was a sophomore in high school, traveling with my youth group to Aguas Calientes, Mexico with an organization called Terremoto. It was my first mission’s trip and there was no way any amount of slide shows and brochures could have prepared me for what we were all in store for.                 When packing we...

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My trip to Morelia, Mexico

         I woke up with the warmth of the morning sun on my face, yet my feet were cold due to the fresh, morning breeze. Then what do I hear next? Fluttering noises and a squawk of a rooster, followed by silence and a loud chop. My grandmother came in the bedroom and told me to wake up and drink my hot cup of fresh lemongrass tea. This is what the mornings in the city of Morelia, Michoacan...

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Awesome Service Trip to Mexico

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They Blessed Me in Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico is an awful place. Driving through this city for the third time, for my third mission trip, doesn't make it any easier to see. The houses I see from the major highway are made of multicolored plywood and makeshift roofs. It is full of run down stores that make me wonder if they ever looked appealing while they were still in business. But this isn't even the hardest part. This...

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One Island, Two Worlds — Dominican Republic

One Island, Two Worlds - Dominican Republic, June 2009 The town of Cabarete in Dominican Republic is one of fascinating beauty and disparity. Although far less of a resort destination than the country’s counterparts of Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, where visitors are practically locked out from the outside world, it is a well-traveled destination. The area holds many of the world’s...

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