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I have been instructed to write a travel blog concerning the community I live in or with which I identify. Well, you stumped me; the community I live in is, in fact, not the community with which I identify. In the summer of 2012, I stepped on the ground of Ireland: the land of my ancestors. Their...Tags:
Paris is a city with a bite. It’s absolutely beautiful with its elegant architecture and silver Seine, but every once in a while it will bare its teeth and show its ugly side. One minute you’ll be gazing up at the iron lace of the Eiffel tower, and the next you’ll be jumping for your life out of...Tags:
It’s a feeling I can’t explain, I don’t think anyone can actually, it’s a feeling that cannot be put into words but once one experiences it, it will never be forgotten. That’s what backpacking is, it’s a chance to be free, nothing stopping you from being exactly who you want to be, it’s the feeling...Tags:
Going to Brazil changed my life spiritually and mentally. This trip was my first trip out of the country and it was also my first time on an airplane. I went on this mission trip with my pastor and some girls from my youth group. Our mission in Brazil was to bring to light the amzing God that we...Tags:
The summer of 2009 was very inspirational for me. I got the chance to go on my first mission trip to Belize City, Belize. It changed my life. I was told that we would be repairing residents’ homes on this trip, but we did much more than that. Our trip began at 6 o’clock in the morning on...Tags:
Coming from Idaho and never traveling farther east than Utah, I could just feel in my bones, this was going to be a whole new experience. There were five of us all together and we were headed to see Washington DC for the first time in our lives. This would be a journey to the other side of the...Tags:
On January 25, 2012, my boyfriends family and I went to San Antonio, Texas by plane to see my boyfriend graduate from USAF Basic Military Training. We arrived at the San Antonio International Airport and rented a car so we could go to our reserved hotel. Once we made it to La Quinta, we were...Tags:
My story begins with an early morning in mid-July. The air was thick and humid with a temperature creeping near the 100 degree mark, not uncommon for Texas during the summer. Assiduously, my mother and sister coaxed me in to the Dodge “Dualy” that would be delivering us to our destination 1700...Tags:
There is a difference between a vacation and a trip. A vacation often involves actions such as sipping or lounging. Trips are a little more heavy-duty--sightseeing, discovering. Both can be highly enjoyable. In February 2011, I realized my favorite genre of travel -- the service trip. Service...Tags:
Walking off the Monarch of the Seas Royal Caribbean ship I was ready for shopping and a day of exploring. The lavishness of the cruise was getting to me and making me feel important compared to everyone else with my new bronze complexion from lounging around on royal Caribbean’s...Tags: