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  • 6052_128855296562_664756562_3104210_1793665_n

    My heart bum-de-bum-bummed as the travel bus screeched to a slow stop. A team of eleven Hoosiers and I, hailing from little Fort Wayne, Indiana, had boarded this giant orange bus just an hour earlier. Our mission: helping the people of Novi Sad, Serbia learn English at an English chat camp called...

  • pic_lifestyle

       To go on a vacation is a wonderful luxary in which some people do only a few times in their entire life. With the times being how they are and my dad recently being cut from his job, getting away from the stressfull everyday life and enjoying what a beautiful country i live in gave me a whole...

  • n743490454_793174_2197

    A day before my 17th birthday, I had no doubts: I wanted to study Latin America. Then, life threw me a curveball -- I won a scholarship to Israel -- and I blasted it out of the park. I had seen photographs of the Western Wall numerous times, but in June 2007 I actually stood before the ancient...

    Tags: Africa
  • China_trip

    Somtimes, a truly life-altering experience is so subtle that a person does not realize that he or she has changed until after the experience takes place.  Other times, one is thrust in the midst of a predicament that is so radical a change that one cannot help but realize that his or her life will...

    Tags: Asia
  • Fan_WelcometoBirmingham

    Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /*-->*/ 12 guys.  One 12-passenger “stalker van.”  A long seven-hour drive to the state as south as “south” could go: Alabama. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-...

  • Blue_hills

             It all started the day my mother picked me up from school and handed me my first orange travel umbrella, complete with little orange carrier, and my first official passport. The kitchen table started piling up with maps and travel books like "Experience Paris: A Travel Guide", "Rick Steve'...

    Tags: Europe
  • Volunteering

                  I did not arrive in Oaxaca until midnight; from the colectivo (shuttle), my first views of México terrified me: armed police on every corner, not something I see in my San José, California, neighborhood. In daylight, however, I learned the true charm of the city, and of the simple...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Colorado3

      My plane was leaving for Denver, Colorado at 7:00 a.m. and I wasn’t going to miss it for the world.  I was traveling from the West Coast of America to the beginning of the American West. You might say I traveled east to the West.!              Just the thought of spending almost two weeks in the...

  • 100_2861

    This trip could not have come at a worse time.  I was sixteen years old and at the end of my sophomore year.  Simultaneously, I had been practicing taekwondo for nine years.  The month before I was supposed to depart on my Aegean Adventure, my black belt testing was moved to occur while I was in...

    Tags: Europe
  • Franklin Tn

    I currently live in Franklin, Tennessee.  Franklin is a great community that has so much to offer anyone from musicians, historians or just someone who wants to enjoy a beautiful weekend in a quaint small town atmosphere.  One of the first things I would show a tourists coming to Franklin would...

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