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Last winter I had an amazing experience in Johannesburg, South Africa. My father and I traveled with a group called Swamp Corps to help set up a church camp. Swamp Corps is a group from my church, the International Church of Christ. During that trip I gained so many invaluable experiences and...Tags:
I believe I can safely state that we have all had a time where the desire for a restroom outweighs any rational decision making typical of humans. You know what I’m talking about--like that time you were in Belize and chose the bucket over the latrine in the middle of a massive thunderstorm, or...Tags:
Traveling with a large family is always accompanied by various quirks. My family is certainly not immune to these slight disturbances on a trip. Every summer, eleven members of my family cram into two vans and drive to the Key Marathon, Florida. There we join fourteen additional family members for...Tags:
In May of 2008, while still in high school, I traveled to Southern Italy with the Campbell University Choir and my father, who is conductor of the group. Although it was not my fist time traveling abroad, I was eagerly anticipating the sightseeing, concerts, and food that lay ahead. Navigating...Tags:
The most amazing place I have ever experienced is a little chunck of the shoreline on Lake Superior of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I found it purely intriguing that there was such an amazingly beautiful place right there in my own home state! Usually I think of Michigan as a pretty...Tags:
My parents gave me the best birthday present I have ever received, for my 16th birthday: a trip to New York. My mom and I went for five days, and it was a life-changing experience. Once there, I finally understood why everyone calls New York a completely different world from the rest of the...Tags:
In March of 2011, I finally got on a Hawaiian Airline plane headed to the island of Maui with 18 other students from my Marine Biology class at West Seattle High School. This trip is happens every year around the same time with the head chaperone, our wonderful Marine Biology teacher, Kevin Barth....Tags:
At age fifteen, I found myself on a plane with my family taking a fourteen-hour flight from JFK Airport into Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. After my freshman year of high school, no reward could have been greater than my parents allowing me to visit my aunt, uncle, and eight cousins in a religious...Tags:
I was literally above the clouds. I could just make out the ant-sized city of Gatlinburg below me, and the mountains seemed to go on forever. This view, from Charles’ Bunion on the Appalachian Trail, was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. My third hiking trip on the Appalachian...Tags:
One of my most recent trips was to El Salvador during the summer of the year 2011. It was just a trip to visit my family over there in El Salvador. The trip lasted for about two weeks, and I had an amazing time just hanging out with my cousins. Since it was a visit that we had planned...Tags: