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The Art of Living: An Effortless Community

I almost cried when we stepped into our room in the Ashram.HONORABLE MENTION 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPThe Spartan room held four cots, each laden with a sparse cotton...

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Left Boston a Teenager; Came Back a Soldier

June 16th, 2015, the day my life changed forever.  My mom tried to hide the tears in her eyes as she told me how proud I make her.  It was the last time I would see my mom and sister...

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From Textbooks To Reality

I stand on the beach of Colleville –sur-Mer in lower Normandy, France feeling the chill rise from the ocean. The longer I stand upon the same sand that over 2000 men died fighting for, historic stories...

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In Stitches

Blood dripped from the patient’s thumb as an intern jabbed the crescent needle into the nail. The man felt no pain, as he’d received painkillers moments earlier. Clad...

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The Flip on the Fourth

On mile 17.1 of the Colorado River is House Rock rapid, a class 4. This rapid has two holes, a small one left of center at the top, and a much larger one directly center at the bottom after a bend....

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Traveling Beyond the Barbed Wire

I would go insane if I lived in a place like this. The dirt, rocks, and sagebrush look the same mile after mile, in contrast with the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountains looming in the background of the desolate...

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Drink It In

Steam rises from an open air cauldron; wafting sweet and spicy aromas around the air, fighting to mask each other. A dark curly haired man sits cross-legged on a layout of blankets, laden with baskets....

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Suspended in the Air: Rappelling Down Utah’s Intimidating Cliffs

Sweat pours down my tanned face under the relentless Utah sun.  I am hiking to the rappelling site in Moab, Utah, near Arches National Park.  My back sticks to my shirt, and my legs burn in...

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How Nicaragua Defined My Future

Significant moments in life are often connected to memorable places such as Paris, where we snuck my grandma’s ashes into the Tuileries gardens,...

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Wonders That Surround Me

They remind me of tsunami waves, these mountains; frozen mid-air despite...

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