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A gust of warm spring air strikes the open windows of the 768-step tall cathedral. The soft breeze sweeps beneath our feet, spiraling down the winding stairs of Ulmer Münster, one of the most magnificent churches in the world. Dragging ourselves up every shallow step of the 530 foot tall beast, we...Tags:
Last summer I took a cruise to the Caribbean with my grandma and my little sister Becca. We had a great time. We got to zip line in Haiti, climb Dunns River Falls in Jamaica, swim with dolphins in Grand Cayman, and lounge around on the beaches of Cozumel, Mexico. We also got to explore an amazing...Tags:
Jersey City, NJ was the only place I wanted to be, despite the midsummer heat, specifically because I had a unique opportunity to lead children from ages 4 to 12 in a week long Vacation Bible School through a program known as Building Urban Missions Project, or BUMP. When my youth...Tags:
The icy water hits me like a slap to the face. Spluttering and gasping for air, I wedge my foot even more tightly under the safety strap at the front of the raft and try not to fall overboard. Through the water in my ears and the roaring of the rapids, I can faintly hear our raft guide, Mark,...Tags:
Adventure- Thats my specialty. The summer of 2009 came and I was crazed by the idea of a seven day stay at Yosemite National Park. Of course, I had to take my two closest friends with me. We were just seventeen at the time, but that didnt stop us from traveling and getting into dangerous situations...Tags:
My trip to Colorado started with a nine hour drive from Utah. The drive consisted of terrifying speeds on curvy mountain roads to nonmoving traffic. I usually like long drives, but this drive was a bit much. I would have gone literally insane if I hadn’t had music to listen to. My family chose to...Tags:
When I was 12, my family and I traveled to Ethiopia. While that may seem like an odd vacation choice, it was an introduction to the side of my heritage I only distantly knew. You see, my father is Ethiopian and my mother is American. This once-in-a-lifetime trip taught me about where my ancestors...Tags:
During this last winter break I went to Kumarakom, Kerala, India, which is one of India’s finest resorts. My family and I stayed at the Radisson Resort which was a five star hotel directly on the waters. We spent three days experiencing a complimentary massage in the number one Ayurvedic...Tags:
Traveling is a hobby for me and my family. With my East Indian background, I took advantage of my bilingual skills to ease my way through India. I love seeing the world, since most of my time is spent at home, in a suburban setting were interesting events are uncommon. I enjoy going to other...Tags:
I traveled without the luxury of staying at a five star hotel. A hot shower was jumping in a lake 3000ft above sea level, a comfy bed was under a tent, gazing up at the clear night sky, and bathroom tissue was the foliage around me. To call this travel would be an understatement. A more appropriate...Tags: