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My sohmore year in high school I joined a homeroom called Watumishi. Our projects focused on the issues in Uganda, such as poverty, clean water, proper food storage and cooking, the education of children and adults. During the school year we organized a trip to Uganda that would...Tags:
I’m shy and quiet. Basically, your run of the mill introvert. But when I travel I’m nothing like this. For some reason, escaping the familiarity of my relatively boring, predictable, day-to-day life makes me feel more alive and more outgoing. When I travel, I feel like I’m finally in touch with...Tags:
A gust of warm spring air strikes the open windows of the 768-step tall cathedral. The soft breeze sweeps beneath our feet, spiraling down the winding stairs of Ulmer Münster, one of the most magnificent churches in the world. Dragging ourselves up every shallow step of the 530 foot tall beast, we...Tags:
I was a young Canadian- raised 14 year old journeying for the first time to the great United States. May I add that no, I was not traveling by plane but by coach bus… for three days. Where may you ask would this long journey take me? Well that’s for you to discover, shall we begin our journey...Tags:
The year was 2010. My High School Concert Band was taking a trip to Durango Colorado. My face was filled with excitement, which could easily be recognized, except no one would recognize it since I didn't really have any friends. Still, I packed my suitcase and hopped on the Red Carpet charter bus...Tags:
My European trip was not just an amazing experience; it was 19 days filled with many mind-changing events along with hilarious and unforgettable moments. As I traveled with People to People Ambassador Programs I had the opportunity to make the world my classroom. First stop, Italy. We settled...Tags:
Chicago: An Urban Adventure My home town is Chicago. I’ve lived there all my life and still do. Chicago is a great place for people to visit because of its diversity and many things to do. It is the third largest city in the U.S. with a population of about 2.7 million living inside the city....Tags:
A salty wind fluttered around my nose, hastily, playfully, as if it were racing the waves underneath the “vaporetto” bus-boat I was standing on. It cooled me off from the hot Italian summer sun as I admired the slowly changing scenery. Palaces, hundreds of years old, ascended out of the rolling...Tags:
My high school, Ursuline Academy which is an all-girl private school, offered summer travels to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. One of the places to apply for was Lima, Peru. I saw the option and immediately checked off the option. Peru has beautiful landscaping and historical buildings;...Tags:
Just before I turned the knob of the door that would lead me to the family I hadn't seen in 9 years, I took a deep breath and berated myself for being so nervous. This is your family! I said to myself. No need to be nervous. I finally turned the door knob and went inside with my 2 sisters and...Tags: