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  • AZ XXI_0

    One of the best family trips that I have ever taken was when my family flew down to Phoenix, Arizona. I had the time of my life and almost every day I will bug my mom about going there again, much to her annoyance, but I know that she wants to go back too. This trip did make me open my eyes more...

  • fries2

    “I need two cheeseburgers plain and a kielbasa loaded,” I shout to the grill man. Two steps to the soda machine. Slide a cup off the stack, Diet Coke, wait for the bubbles to fizzle down, pop a lid on top, poke a straw in it. Count it out. Cheeseburgers, $13.00, kielbasa, $7.25 plus sauerkraut for...

  • DSC01864

    I’m from Nebraska—most of my world exists between two cornfields. So when I ventured to London for the first time with my school band, I was expecting charming accents. Flying umbrellas. Double-decker buses. Instead, I got a whole lot of falafel. We were housed in the London Hilton-Metropole, which...

  • DSC00505

    I stepped onto the cross-county team’s coach bus, and pangs of nervousness tumbled around in my belly. Our bus, equipped with fuzzy-screened DVD players, chugged up the treacherous mountain side.  As the thunderous sound of the motor hummed in my ears, I curiously wondered how many mangled bodies...

  • south padre

    For as long as I can remember, my immediate family, my cousins, and I have always camped at a state park for a few days during summer vacation. That’s exactly what I was expecting during the summer of 2011, so when my dad and my uncle decided to break tradition and take us to South Padre Island...

  • summer_2009_531

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  • PicMonkey Collage

    It was eight in the morning and the sun was already searing in the sky.  I lay on top of my dry sleeping bag, something unheard of when you have camped in the Northwest your entire life.  I was almost accustomed to the sound of cicada bugs high in the trees by that point.  I opened my eyes,...

  • IMG_0721[1]_2

    I went to New York during my Spring Break of my school. The weather was not cold, and not hot. Everything was perfect for us to travel. This was not my first travel to New York, but New York has so many things to see. So it was not boring at all. I always feel that energy every time I go there...

  • ecuador_1

    I have recently been given the opportunity to experience something very humbling; something that has changed my outlook on life dramatically. This summer, I found two weeks to travel to Ecuador and volunteer. I used the volunteer agency Institute of Field Research and Expeditions, or IFRE, for...

  • Pick-up Game at the Rio de Janiero Fan Fest on Copacobana Beach

    “Bro, can I get a selfie?” Never have I heard this as many times as Brazil’s World Cup this year.  This simple phrase highlights something that makes my trip to the 2014 World Cup unique – the whole world is together for a common passion of soccer. More specifically, the event brought with it a...

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