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“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This is a quote I strongly believe in. Every time a travel opportunity pops up, I jump at it. Every traveling opportunity is a great learning experience. My trip to Bad Königshofen, Germany with the Arlington,...Tags:
The power to change the world. At the young age of 17, I never thought I would have that chance. Now, after a mission trip to Black Mesa, Arizona, I believe anything is possible.Twenty-five people in two vans would not have been my chosen method of travel. Nevertheless, my youth group and I set out...Tags:
Some people might freak at the words "camping in the mountains". Others may flinch at the words "no flush toilets". Not my family! We've been camping my whole life, and it never gets boring. This trip in particular, was especially "not boring." Last summer, my family went on vacation in the...Tags:
In Memoriam On August 19, 1692, Martha Carrier of Andover was hung as witch in Salem, Massachusetts. She is one of the witches about whom many people know nothing. To me, she is the most interesting of all the accused. I am a 12th generation descendant of the woman who George Burroughs, a main...Tags:
As I got off the train to meet the family I would be living with for the next three weeks, a myriad of emotions ran over me. I was excited to finally be starting the adventure I had been hoping for and dreaming about for many years, but also extremely nervous. Would they be nice? Would they like me...Tags:
Provodenciales, or Provo, as everyone affectionately calls it, is certainly not what one would expect of the Caribbean. The entire island chain is, in reality, little more than a glorified spit of crushed coral and metamorphic rock that somehow became populated with life. Scrubby bushes, palms...Tags:
Last March my family and I went on a week long cruise to the Caribbean islands. The ship we sailed on was the Carnival Destiny. Besides just traveling with my mom, dad and siblings we also traveled with my grandma and grandpa. The ship departed from Puerto Rico and the ports of call were St. Thomas...Tags:
I should have known the moment I boarded that bus that I was in for a wild ride. Our group’s motto was “DC or Bust”, and after our fifth hour on the road, it seemed like we were closer to busting than to DC. I thumbed through my battered travel guide listlessly, attempting to ignore the sniveling...Tags:
My eyes bolted open. A mere foot away stood a masked, black-haired woman holding a gun point-blank at my forehead. My heart leapt, but not because the click of the trigger would send a bullet barreling through my brain, but because it could send me and my roommates into a locked, hospital room...Tags:
Having never been out of the contiguous United States in my fourteen years, I was extremely excited to hear that my family was going to, Culebra, an island off of Puerto Rico for spring break. My sister and I had had a steady diet of murky-watered beaches with brown sand, which had been fun but not...Tags: