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On a chilly spring day in March of 2007, I was approached with the most daunting idea. It was my pastor, whom I barely knew, asking me if I would like to join him and the team on a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico. He had seen me volunteer at the church for years, and thought I would make a great...Tags:
All my life, I’ve been blessed. However, I haven’t really had the opportunity to travel to very many exotic places. So, the summer before I turned 16, when my parents told me our family was going to take a cruise to Mexico, I was absolutely thrilled! Throughout the trip, I was...Tags:
My very first trip to Colombia, S.A was unfortunately not for leisure, travel or any very joyous occasion. My mother's brother in-law's father had recently passed and we were all invited to attend the services in Colombia. Out of respect for my aunt and her husband, we decided to attend these...Tags:
My family’s chosen use of vacation days, our ancestral home, the land of our people could be considered a hamlet by even the most generous of standards. Helena, Arkansas, is the former home of a few family members and my most frequent travel destination. Despite its lack of movie theaters, bowling...Tags:
The night before our flight to Shanghai was absolutely hectic, full of tears, sweat, and all the chaos in between. It was as if some magical elf had barged into my room, stole all that seemed insignificant but now, full of purpose, and snuck out unnoticed- in a matter of a few seconds. Before you...Tags:
I am huddled under a rain-soaked tarp in the same damp, muddy clothes I’ve been wearing all week. Though I’m ravenous after seven hours of climbing steadily uphill in the rain, I find it hard to motivate myself to eat freeze-dried broccoli soup from the same unwashed cup I had oatmeal in that...Tags:
About two years ago, my family and I went on my very first camping trip in California. Not only was this camping experience an outstanding adventure, it was also a trip that provided me with an acceptable amount of knowledge on general survival skills. We reached our camp site at 2 a.m and...Tags:
Have you ever experienced something so incredible and unbelievable that you would wake up every morning, thinking that it was a dream? Have you ever wondered how you were so lucky to be experiencing something so amazing? As a seventeen year old girl, I have been able to experience this surreal...Tags:
It's incredible how things can change so fast. Ever had a lifetime experience? I know I have. Who would've known this summer's vacation was going to be last one together, together as in all of us as a family. Let's go back... Hearing the motor turn on at dawn, I loved the feeling of traveling,...Tags:
It was my first flight by myself, though it was a quick, painless one, only a short puddle hop, from the Los Angeles to San Jose airport. From there we would go to Stanford University, I was traveling to attend a law and trial conference that was being held there. For these 10 days, we would live...Tags: