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A simple trip to Colorado turned into a trip that will never be forgotten. At first, I thought Colorado was going to be boring because my sister had been there and said it wasn't all that great, yet when I arrived in Colorado, it was like a fantasy world to me. It was wonderous and full of...Tags:
I want to orbit this Earth and, as I do, I want waves of understanding to wash over me like a pebble and smooth my rough edges over and over until I become a sphere so I can become well – rounded like the world is, orbiting the sun. A confused version of this ambition struck me in a surge...Tags:
Ever since first grade I have been growing up in the small town known as Haddonfield, New Jersey. Besides being known for its historical charm and poloshed appearance, it is also known by other nearby high schools as a force to be reckoned with. In almost every sport imaginable...Tags:
When American teenagers imagine their perfect summer, they usually incorporate, waking up at odd hours of the afternoon, playing video games, hanging out with friends, and mostly doing nothing. However, this is not the type of vision that I have, someone who needs to be constantly occupied and...Tags:
As I stood on the top of the mountain on a chilly August morning, I knew I was learning some of the most important lessons I’d ever learn in my life. Two nights before, I had arrived in Santa Cruz, Bolivia with a missions group from my church. I had been nearly forced into the trip by my father,...Tags:
The amount of forethought and preplanning one does before embarking on a family vacation to a foreign country can mean the difference between a perfectly enjoyable trip and a disastrous one.When I went on a two and a half week trip to Italy last June with my family, we were able to have the most...Tags:
In June of 2009, my parents and I boarded a plane destined for Provodinciales, Turks & Caicos. Anixous to get out of the country, as I had only traveled to the Bahamas once before, the three hour plane ride went by surprisingly fast. Never had I seen such beautiful sights from the window of an...Tags:
I received the news on August 8th, 2007 that my Mom and I were going to NY Giants Training Camp in Albany. I also found out that we would actually be able to join the whole NY Giants team on the practice field. My uncle Les worked with former Giant, Brad Van Pelt’s girlfriend. Kim asked Brad to...Tags:
It’s Fourth of July weekend! Yay! Parades, fireworks at State Fair, sparklers, selling bracelets before the parade, picnic at church grounds, and ice cream cones—right? Nope, not this year! This year it was Blue Mounds State Park, bunking out in a cabin, digging for fruit in the cooler, playing...Tags:
The New Experience Log Book represented every journal that I had never finished. Now, with the opportunity of a lifetime facing me, I had to start writing, and become its best friend and confidant during the next two and half weeks in Europe; and I was scared. What really defined a new experience...Tags: