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During my time as a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), I have had many experiences I wouldn’t have had otherwise. As a freshman in high school and a first year member of FBLA, I placed second in the Business Math competition and advanced to Nationals, which were being held in...Tags:
As I walk through the crowded cobblestone streets of Santorini I decide to stop and sit. I watch the golden sun as it falls into the ocean like an Olympic diver in slow motion. The buzz of excited voices and the smells of the nearby vineyard transfix me. It is hard to believe that 24 hours ago...Tags:
I decided to take advantage of the biannual class trip to France to brush up on my French speaking skills and also to get to journey abroad under the premise of education. I spent a little over a week in Paris and then went on a road trip off to Bretagne (or Brittany). There is really nothing bad...Tags:
Ever since my mother was a little girl, dreams of traveling to the big and bustling city of New York flourished.; I was no different. Both of us, having grown up in the quaint and sleepy towns of Mount Dora, Florida and Rochester, New York, longed for something more exciting. My mom promised me...Tags:
Going to Brazil changed my life spiritually and mentally. This trip was my first trip out of the country and it was also my first time on an airplane. I went on this mission trip with my pastor and some girls from my youth group. Our mission in Brazil was to bring to light the amzing God that we...Tags:
I sat in the very back of a small plane out of Duluth, Minnesota. My ticket read seat 2A, but the flight attendant asked my family to move due to weight distribution on the plane. So much for a good view out of the window with no plane wing in sight. I sipped on ginger ale to calm my stomach after...Tags:
Arriving in Ghana was like diving into an ocean of African faces-their lives, hardships, and delights. From the time we stepped off the plane in Accra (the capital of Ghana), we were surrounded by eager merchants selling drums, Kente cloth, and souvenirs. We soon realized that time in Ghana is...Tags:
When you are adhered to the same general vicinity for seventeen years, you develop an enormous comfort zone with a slight curiosity for the world around you. In my personal case, that curiosity is giant rather than slight. In March of 2012, I traveled to New York City. While there, I took a...Tags:
Being a missionary kid has given me the opportunity to travel to many different places around the world: Mexico (2 years), China (1-1/2 years), and Colombia (6 months). Our most recent trip took me and my family to Medellin, Colombia where we worked with street children. During that time, many...Tags:
Dreams at night revolved around this day. I was not nervous about being high above the clouds. In fact, flying fascinated me. I was highly anticipating the trip that lay ahead. Slowly, my eyes shut and I began drifting into a peaceful slumber. Suddenly a voice on the intercom awoke me: “Please...Tags: