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Honduras: Beautiful Lessons

As each person experiences life, they go through situations that change them so thoroughly that they can never be the same. While these situations are rare, they usually make up the core of one's growth...

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Travels in Paris

Shiny Golden Magic Three things I miss the most about Paris: 1. Croissants 2. Naps at 4 o’clock in the afternoon 3. A sense of amazement. The days are different in this country. Some may think...

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Worlds Apart, Closer than Ever

It was a 24 hour flight from Maryland to Ilo Ilo City, Philippines. It was how my family and I spent our Christmas, which was also my older sister’s birthday. But it was a dream we had all shared since...

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With Clouds Beneath My Feet

I stood in front of a small wood building that almost blended into the alpine landscape around it. An overstuffed backpack dangled off my shoulders, full of rented mountaineering gear that I though made...

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The Other Side of Jamaica

A perfect picture: a palm tree on a deserted beach, a starlit sky, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore. I dig my toes into the sand trying to take in every inch, every sound, and every scent...

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If Thoreau Went Backpacking

The second night was much like the first. I stripped off my pack, this time remembering to clear an area, and I even had time to cook dinner before crawling into my mobile grave. I felt a short-lived...

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Costa Rica

It was Costa Rica, a vision of crowded, colorful houses and flat tin roofs caked in flaky, thick rust, and hillocks of kaleidoscopic litter cascading down the dirty streets. It was the sun, the blistering...

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My Jamaican Heart

On February 21, 2008, I boarded a plane for Montego Bay, Jamaica, excited for what God had in story for me. Little did I know that I would leave part of my heart in Jamaica. During the eleven days that...

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Children of Fiji

Weaving between houses, sprinting, jumping ditches. I’m not barefoot, but I feel I am. Like a scene out of The Jungle Book, I duck beneath branches, calling Bula, hello! to...

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Luvianos

We were to depart from Dulles International Airport, at 5:00pm, and arrive at Mexico City International airport at 9:30pm. Those were the simple instructions given to my eight year old sister, my eleven...

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