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  • IMG8757

    As a well seasoned cruiser at the age of 17, I hardly expected to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime as I began my journey aboard the Jewel of the Seas. The Royal Caribbean liner was scheduled to set sail from Harwich, England for a 12 day voyage that would take us through a cornucopia of...

  • IMG_0544_0

    The number of ways to acknowledge another human’s presence is infinite. Waves of the hand, nods of the head, or even twitches of the mouth are all methods of salutation; however, the most unique greeting of them all is the lingual one.  Hello, ciao, 你好,hola, こんにちは, etc. each have...

  • seatlefrdeanna14

     “Two peas in a pod” is usually used to describe two people who are so much alike that they get along so well. Although my half brother and I were not raised in the same household, I realized we had much in common when I visited him in Seattle, Washington in August 2008. Being that I live in Miami...

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    Humidity hung heavily amongst the summer heat while we, uncomfortably dripping with sweat, escaped the sun beneath a forest of palm trees and lush, green plants. Bright, exotic-looking flowers along the path we followed may have fooled one into thinking we were on a trek through the Amazon. We were...

  • mexico_house-building

    Every year, I participate in an annual Mexico Short-Term Mission team with my church youth group. Last year was the first time my brother and I decided to travel with the team to Puerto Pensasco, Mexico. On a Saturday morning, the first day of our Spring Break, I got up at 6:30 a.m. to get ready...

  • Harvard_Science_Center

    Okay, so the title is a little cheesy, but it accurately describes my family’s latest vacation. I am a senior in high school, and have been planning my college career prior to even entering my secondary one. I know the course like the back of my hand: research, statistics, rankings, applications,...

  • Cusco City

    The summer of 2011, I traveled to Peru in South America. The morning of the departure, it was hot and humid and yet I was headed to Lima, Peru on the first day. I had three things on my mind: whether I would arrive on time, how to adjust to the culture, and how to handle myself being without my...

  • Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome

    We stared with hands clasped over our open mouths and eyes glued to the figures before us.  They were bathed in the red of their own blood, burned skin, and the flames that surrounded them.  Their clothes and skin hung from their bodies in ragged pieces and their mouths hung open in silent screams...

  • 19213889

    I wasn't exactly exploding with excitement when I first got on the bus heading for Sky Ranch summer camp. It was in Van, Texas, in the middle of nowhere and possibly the last place in the world I wanted to be. But as is normal for every teen, my mom didn't see it my way. She saw the trip as a...

  • rebeccatomson

                      My personal travel experience occurred in Washington, D.C. four months ago. My mother insisted that my brother and I had to see the White House at least once in our lives. I was absolutely thrilled! This trip meant that I would be able to see many historical landmarks. I loved...

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