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My adventure began the day my older brother James decided to join the Marines. Around October of 2011 he went into boot camp and about 13 weeks later he was going to graduate. We lived in Florida and the graduation was going to be in Paris Island South Carolina so my Mom, his girlfriend Brianna,...Tags:
June 14th, 2011 5:26 PM My first time out of the country. I have arrived in Costa Rica. We exit the airport to loud people with flailing signs that I cant understand. The excitement is exhilarating yet nerve racking. The walk outside is hectic as we try to organize and group together 100...Tags:
/*-->*/ The best trip I took was to the Caribbean. It was a cruise aboard the Norwegian Dawn. This incredible journey took me to the Bahamas, Bermuda and Great Stirrup Cay. I had never been out of the country before or on a cruise. My grandparents took us on this cruise as a end of the...Tags:
The best trip my family has ever embarked on was my sister's Make-a-Wish trip. She had mused over what to do for months, and finally concluded that all she wanted to do was see all of our old friends. This was a little trickier than you'd expect, because my family has lived all over the...Tags:
On May 30, 2007 my family and I left for the Dubuque Airport to go on a family vacation to Houston, Texas. We were going partly because my brother, Evan, was leaving for college in the fall and also because my uncle lives down there. When we arrived at the airport I was a little apprehensive about...Tags:
Backpacking up a 7,000 ft mountain, camping out in the middle of a rainforest, trudging through mud up to my calves, and standing in rain so thick I can’t see my own hands…. believe it or not, this was the best trip of my life! In the summer of 2006, I went on a service challenge trip to Costa...Tags:
As I boarded the plane to Denver, Colorado on June 28, 2009, I could feel the twisting and turning of nervousness in my stomach. Before I knew it, the plane had landed in Denver International Airport and my adventure across the west coast had officially begun. ...Tags:
It was just yesterday.... The sandy breeze sliding upon my face, in a city that has brought Vegas into the middle east as a second home. The sticky, moist heat dripping the sweat slowly down my face, as the sun shines upon a city that brings the fun into the person, instead of a person...Tags:
In the spring of 2008, I traveled to the south of France and northern Italy with my mother, aunt, two cousins, and a friend. I looked forward to the majestic cathedrals and castles, the landscapes, French and Italian boys, and shopping. But what I dreamed about the most was food, glorious, food!...Tags:
I arrived home from the airport at 11:30pm after a long day of traveling and after being in Mexico for a week. With my luck, I couldn’t fall asleep. Time changes can affect you like that. Through the organization Youth for Christ, I went on a mission’s trip to Nogales, Mexico. The week I...Tags: