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I just got back from an incredible missions trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. The contagious “everything’s good” Jamaican attitude greeted me upon departing the airport. The drive to where I stayed was quite an adventure. In Jamaica, car horns are used like signal lights. Whenever cars change lanes...Tags:
I'm a block away from the Eiffel Tower, about ready to pee my pants, only two minutes before we have to board the bus, and I can't figure out how to use the public bathroom. There's a handful of buttons, all different colors, with leftover letters above them where you can tell the English...Tags:
My most memorable vacation was taken when I was age fifteen and involved in girl scouts. Camp Fox Tail offered a wide variety of different camp activities for all ages of girl scouts. I decided to take a two week adventure rafting down the Colorado River. I was terrified to go on this trip...Tags:
Eight weeks before one of my dreams actually became reality, I found out we were leaving to the country where half of the blood running through my veins belongs; Ecuador. The images and words could have been seen coming out of my head because all the excitement I had was unbearable. The day I...Tags:
My grandparents live in dusty, old photo albums. Like dreams I’ve never had, I see pictures of my grandmother holding my infant form and my grandfather sitting quietly on the sofa, holding his cane out in front of him. Amidst the blood rushing in my head and the drone of the plane on our 17-hour...Tags:
Normal 0 /*-->*/ Living but an hour away from Big Bear I never paid much attention to the peace and serenity that the virgin mountains had to offer. Having been taken with out a vote by my family to these good- for- nothing mountains is where I discovered my soul purpose. Still...Tags:
Every year at my school we have the eleventh graders take a class trip together. Last year one friend and I planned a trip to Greece. We waited with excitement the whole year for the ultimate experience. We were able to book a cheap airline ticket with Easy Jet, and we stayed in a nice hostel right...Tags:
The object of this particular lengthy trip was, as I was well aware, to see my older brother off at college. My brother who has been my constant companion for all of my 16 years, was starting a new chapter in his life. I stood there with tears pouring down my face, about to give him a hug to last 5...Tags:
Traveling is only one of the many beautiful things people love to do. It gives us the opportunity to meet and see things we otherwise would’t. It opens our mind and soul to new things and sets our imagination free. With so many places to see it is difficult to choose one place our heart truly...Tags:
This past summer, I was fortunate enough to attend the Evangelical Lutheran Church National Youth Gathering in New Orleans. If that doesn’t sound like a mouthful, the trip itself was filled with even more fun and great experiences. 38,000 Lutheran youth came from all over the nation and literally...Tags: