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Traveling has always been a big part of my family. The love for the long drives came from my dad's infamous car rides that went nowhere and yet everywhere. The magic in that, was that we never did know whether he knew of these beautiful places from his youth, or if he just came upon them in the...Tags:
If I had to describe my travel experience at World Youth Day 2011 in only one word instead of six hundred, I would choose 'unexpected'. I embarked on this semi-annual pilgrimage with thirty other teens and five adult chaperones from the churches of Saint JohnNeuman and Good Samaritan. Our...Tags:
My educational journey began on July 6th of this year. My parents and I traveled from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the small town of Bluff City, Tennessee. My goal was to graduate from the Paintball Training Institute after ten days of rigorous training, learning to repair and service paintball...Tags:
Journal Entry Day 5: “As I step off the bus into an unknown desolate, I feel warm hands of strangers start to grab onto me. Even though they don’t know us, bonds were formed instantly. Kids jump with joy as if they know something good is going to happen.” Even though languages are not...Tags:
Grade nine was a blur, filled with things like writing your first exams, prep for high school, choosing a high school, choosing your courses, etc. It adds up to a lot of pressure and stress. Do I want to be with all my friends and continue French immersion? Or do I want to try a different program...Tags:
Aladdin and Princess Jasmine had the right idea when they sang “A Whole New World.” That is what I was looking at after I stepped off the plane in Delhi, India. After almost an entire day of travelling, I had finally arrived. I had no idea what to expect as I walked off the plane. Little did I...Tags:
What I cherish most about my current trip to Poland is not only the fact that I get to reunite with my family, which is usually the primary purpose of coming here during the summer, but also to visit magical places I haven’t had a chance to see before. Prior to this visit, I promised myself I...Tags:
Winona, MN Having a population of 28,000, Winona is one of the most beautiful small towns in South Eastern Minnesota. I would take tourists up to the Garvin Heights Lookout providing a stunning view of the community, from the bluffs that surround Winona. Clearly visible are the two lakes in...Tags:
As the bus was moving, I felt a slight pang of homesickness, but it passed quickly. How could I be homesick? The trip I was going on, most people only dreamed of. We had just arrived in Frankfurt, Germany and were headed towards the hotel we were staying for a few days. The flight was a horrifying...Tags:
Welcome to Houston, Pennsylvania! We hope you will enjoy your visit here! Houston is a small town located in South-Western Pennsylvania, about 25 miles west of Pittsburgh. Although we only have two stoplights in town, there are quite a few things to do in the area, and a fall festival in...Tags: