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  • road1

    We pulled out of our Dexter, Michigan driveway on July 5th. The goal of our family road trip was to show my sister and I the Great American West before we became too old to enjoy an entire month of family time. My alterior motive was to be ready to run my first marathon five days after returning....

  • civil-rights-burned-bus

    My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...

  • IMG_4843

    Not always are trips worry-free and joyful. At least, that's what I thought when my mother, brother, and I embarked on a trip to my parents' native country of Poland to supposedly enrich my not-so-perfect Polish and to explore parts of the country that we've never seen before. In the back of my...

  • DSCF1970

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    Tags: Asia
  • paris1

    As I got off the train to meet the family I would be living with for the next three weeks, a myriad of emotions ran over me. I was excited to finally be starting the adventure I had been hoping for and dreaming about for many years, but also extremely nervous. Would they be nice? Would they like me...

    Tags: Europe
  • Plantation6-12-10005-1

    It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, birds are chirping, cornfields are full of nearly-knee high corn; it’s just about the right time for a family vacation, right? This year our destination was first to Mason, Ohio to catch up with our cousins, and then to sunny Charleston, South...

  • United At the Fork of Paradise

    At first, my family and I were apprehensive of visiting the scenic Thai town of Krabi due to its recent tsunami disaster in 2005, but we were willing to take a chance to see how this tourist hotspot was coping, so we set out for our Thai adventure in the summer of 2011 en route to our final...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
  • IMG_1003

                   That’s the best word to describe the next to last day of my travel to the country of Türkiye, or as we Americans know it, Turkey. The other days of traveling with Aunt Diane and Uncle John were an experience I’ll never forget, but this particular day will be told to the grandkids. I...

    Tags: Europe
  • n1200510299_30024663_8697

    The day that my letter from People to People Student Ambassadors came in the mail was just another ordinary day. I tore open the envelope in excitement, then somberly tossed it aside. I knew I’d never have the necessary funds, nor the permission from my parents, to attend the “European Discovery”...

    Tags: Europe
  • volcanbaru

    You’ve heard: Everyone is “one of a kind”. No matter how many times we have been told, most people reject the celebration of diversity. Like many, the importance of individuality was never obvious to me. I had meandered through life attempting to assimilate, trying to dial down any novelty about...

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