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    In July of 2008, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Sydney, Australia for World Youth Day (WYD) with Pope Benedict XVI. My church’s youth group prepared months in advance for the pilgrimage. We raised money by selling hoagies the last weekend of each month. Parishioners of the church were...

  • Ooty 146

      I went to India over winter break this year for almost a month-- that's one twelfth of a year which is an extremely long time if you think about it! Other than it being the most relaxing vacation of my life, India did more for me than anything or anyone has ever done for me before. Most of...

  • Day of the Parade - All Ready to Go!

    The Saturday before Thanksgiving in 2013, I boarded the plane and was off to New York. I was ecstatic, and even though it was early in the morning I was full of energy. I was practically jumping off the walls! A shuttle van took us to our hotel. My mom and I passed through Queens over the...

  • Costa Rica-5655-PS-rs

    In our first trek into the third world my family left for Costa Rica during the winter of 2010. What I had envisioned to be a tropical paradise with expansive sailboat harbors and multi-million dollar beachfront homes much like the Cayman Islands was disproved by our five hour drive from the...

  • Kenya (404)m_lowres

    After leaving my clean room at the Kogelo Retreat Villas and Homes, I walked down a red dirt road in Kisumu, Kenya, dodging goats and stepping over puddles and piles of garbage. I was on my way to visit a family who lived in the slums. Occasionally, I looked up from the road and scanned the...

  • breakfast_at_giolitti_s

    "Ciao, bella" Massimo greats me exuberantly as I slip out from the group and hand him my slip. "Cioccolatto, coco e lampone. Grazie." "Si," he hands me my cone. "Next? Ah! Maria! Bella! For you?" Maria orders, receiving a mountain of gelato, colorful and sweet, barely able to balance a top the tiny...

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  • costarica

                   It’s summertime. Time to relax, time to read, and time to travel! I can’t wait! I chose to go to Costa Rica with my Spanish teacher and six other girls from my class to strengthen my Spanish fluency and dialect. I was able to immerse myself in a new country, family, and cultural...

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    When I first learned that my family and I were going on a cruise to Alaska, I didn’t know what to expect. I pictured a wood cabin covered in snow in the middle of a gigantic forest. The blazing summer heat was getting to me and I was excited to feel the cool Alaskan air against my skin. I had...

  • I was hesitant to go and had no idea what to expect, but ever since I have been back home, I am eager to return to the place that flipped my perspective about life.  QUARTER-FINALIST 2015 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIPIn June 2015, I journeyed to the foreign, poverty-stricken nation of Kenya...

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