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I viewed the ruins of the Forum in Rome with awe. It was breathtaking, everything I'd imagined it to be. It was a step back into history that I had taken, one I thought I'd never get the chance to take. After taking Latin for three years I finally had the fantastic opportunity to apply it to real...Tags:
Almost any person that travels outside the United States becomes a little frightened when traveling outside of their native country. In my case, I traveled to Colombia, a Republic in South America that has struggled for many years with national security due to the FARC (A Colombian terrorist group...Tags:
On a sweltering morning at my grandmother’s house in Honolulu, Hawaii, I drowsily clambered from my bed at the sound of my father’s voice. It was early, and the perfect time for my first low-tide wading through shark-infested waters to Chinaman’s Hat Island, or Mokolii, in Kane'ohe Bay. Barely...Tags:
In May of 2007, my family endured a long, horrendous trip. It was hot, crowded, and uncomfortable. The trip was not planned, scheduled, or on any agenda whatsoever. It was a vacation that would start and end in a very crude fashion. It was a cool, late spring day in the heartland of America. Our...Tags:
Branson My family and I try to take at least one vacation every year to some place new. Labor Day of 2009, we decided to take a trip to Branson, Missouri. It is about a five and a half hour drive from Derby, Kansas where I live. We packed up on Thursday evening and were...Tags:
NaMaStae! Good day! My name is Chelsea Cravens and I am currently living in Patna, Bihar, India for three months. Before coming to India I lived in Kazakhstan for eight years. I speak fluent Russian and I will be learning Hindi. My family has been in India for three weeks and we have seen and...Tags:
One August afternoon my mother and I were sitting on the deck in our backyard, enjoying the sun and relaxing. I was telling her about my plans to study abroad while in college, and my dreams to travel to foreign countries to learn about their culture. At one point in our discussion, my mom turned...Tags:
My best trip ever was a couple months ago; it was the best experience ever. On spring break this year I got go to Italy, a dream come true. The trip was going to be made with the CHA Company, it was an educational tour. At first I was so nervous because I didn’t know anyone that was going, but...Tags:
It is early in the morning, and my eyes remain closed. The room is small, antique, made of solid rock, dark and cold, but filled with the life of my family. My mother quickly comes to the small bed me and my sister share. Her warm, plump, comforting hands wake me. She quickly tells me in a very...Tags:
A few years ago, my family and I traveled with a group from my school to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We went through a humbling experience when we visited Dachau, a concentration camp located just outside of a town. Being the first Nazi camp opened in Germany, Dachau served as the prototype...Tags: