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  • Nick_Paris_2

                                                                      The Streets of Paris      My parents have the rare ability to get lost anywhere at any time. Today it is in the Paris Metro. After a day of relaxed sight seeing all of the sudden the race is on. The semifinal of the 2006 World Cup...

    Tags: Europe
  • camping_8

    Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day… I. Was. Devastated. Upon entering the KOA campgrounds, my family had high hopes of enjoying a lovely, once in every two years camping trip. Who would have known the weather man had lied; High 80’s all week long. Ha, try mid 50’s! Above us, clouds...

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    Swaziland. A small country in southern Africa facing big problems. Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world. Some 200,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS out of a population that is on pace to dip below one million. This horrible disease only exacerbates the problems of poverty...

  • DSC06038

    I’ve always been a timid person, sticking with what I felt was safe -- with what I was contented and comfortable doing. So as I gazed over the magnificent and vast landscape of Australia’s Blue Mountains, I realized I was far beyond that point already. I’d already pushed myself significantly out...

  • strawberry

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  • redwood

    The stars above me were unlike any I had seen before, first in the multitudes that existed, and second in their extraordinary gleaming brightness. It was my 17th birthday and I was lying in a sleeping bag in the northernmost part of california, Redwood National Park, on a riverbed surrounded by...

  • DSCN0529

      Paris, the city of light! So many places full of history and beauty define this city, including the EiffelTower and the Arc de Triomphe. To walk in the footsteps of so many amazing people, including Marie Antoinette and Claude Monet; to hear the beautiful French language being spoken wherever...

    Tags: Europe
  • costa_rica_resizw

      I heard gun shots from my doorstep, lived in a house surrounded with barbed wire, saw prostitutes roam the streets, and smelled the garbage that stray dogs and the homeless would share. For my summer leading up to my senior year, I stayed with a host family whose vocabulary in the English...

  • Kohrvirab

    When I was 13 years old I took a trip to Armenia, which is the country my family comes from, and that trip changed my life. For the first time, I viewed the world through a different lens, and was able to better understand how lucky I am to live in America and be blessed with so many things that...

  • IMAG0032

    Murphy's Law states: "If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong".  Some may find this law a curse, I choose to embrace it and look forward to it, and really if you think about it you should too. Case in point, my trip to Seattle.  This wasn't my first trip to another state, but it was my first on...

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