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The summer before my junior year in high school I went to Peru on a mission trip with my church, St. Andrew Lutheran Church. My church goes there every two years to visit and help an impoverished town called Pachacamac. I traveled there with my best friend, Ruth, and also many other people from my...Tags:
Hidden away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is seemingly just another small town on the road to bigger, brighter places. A person may drive through the town and see run-down houses and boarded-up windows. It’s the type of town that hardly appears suited for living, but, while you’re there, takes...Tags:
Some people travel the world so they can cross the sites of their bucket list. Leaning Tower of Pisa? Check. Statue of Liberty? Check. I guess I’m not like most people, though, because I’d rather travel the world for the little things. Buckingham Palace is beautiful, but my favorite thing about...Tags:
Like so many things, security is an invisible asset. When we have it, it empowers us to go boldly, to take chances that actually endanger it. But when it is threatened, or worse, gone, you realize how vulnerable you are without it, how vigorously you will work to get it back. I realized this lesson...Tags:
My family loves to travel. When I was 17 we traveled to Hollywood Ca and it was so exciting. My mother has a home based business and the conference was held at Universal Studios for a whole week. Imagine Hollywood for a week!! We left early in the morning and got on our plane at 6:00 a.m. it was a...Tags:
It was dusk when we arrived at the NÃ¼rnberg airport so we went straight to the Ritter St. Georg GÃ¤stehaus in Erlangen, Germany. In the morning I was greeted with a cheery “guten morgen” and a steamy loaf of fresh baked bread and a selection of meats and cheeses fit for a king. For some reason I...Tags:
Home at last, not my home, but the one I'd like to call mine. Eva Beach, Hawaii. Lost in a wistful gaze through the newly rented car window, memories danced across my eyes. Just half an hour longer on this scenic road would lead straight to the heart of my childhood play, my crystal moment in time...Tags:
Every summer since I was seven, my dad has taken me on a baseball trip. Wevisit a couple different stadiums around the country each year. Not only dowe see a game in each city; we also experience that particular city'sculture and local attractions. My favorite and most inspiring trip was in2008...
It was a beautiful summer morning. I was half asleep with my eyes wilted beneath my glasses. My mom kept nudging me along to get my luggage into the car. We were on our way to Washington D.C., the capitol of our glorious country. Although I looked like a zombie on the outside (I’m...Tags:
Where do I live? Vancouver. I bet most of you unless you live in the area don't know where this is; however I'm sure you've heard about Vancouver. Did you know that Vancouver constantly is rated to be in the top 5 most beautiful cities in the world? It is where I grew up, where all my...Tags: