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The alarm clock buzzes at six in the morning and I immediately shoot out of bed. Despite the early start, I contentedly wake up and start packing as I review my checklist—towel, fresh ripened mangoes from the backyard, coconut water and a bathing suit. While everyone else is still frantically...Tags:
As I stepped from the plane that had just carried me across two continents, three countries, and more time zones than my body could recognize, all I could think was, "My life will never be the same." It was night time, but I could see the dusty dirt floors that carpeted the country of Tanzania,...Tags:
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” (Augustine) Traveling is something I have been fortunate enough to do my whole life. My dad is a pilot for United Airlines, so I have many destinations I can tell you about. However, I am choosing to tell you about a destination...Tags:
Traveling to a foreign country opened my eyes to many opportunities I would never experience today in the U.S. As a group from the University of Georgia Young Scholars' Program, we traveled to Costa Rica and learned the dos and don'ts, we saw sights so extraordinary and breathtaking and we feasted...Tags:
As I walked out of the airport all I could feel was the overwhelming humidity in the air of New Orleans, Louisiana. I sighed in relief as we finally arrived at the cool, huge Hilton hotel. My church fellowship had arrived here for the Christian conference, Challenge 2012. Even after arriving in...Tags:
My family usually takes a trip to Europe every two years, because my stepdad is from Ireland and that's where his family lives. In the summer of 2010, we decided to take a side trip to France for my sixteenth birthday. My excitement was overwhelming as my family and I stood in the Dublin...Tags:
Slowly, I drifted my feet in the mixture of sand and rock. The breeze surrounding me was never-ending, but so soft to the point that it could put me to sleep. The sound was filled with peace, echoed with the music of the wind and the banging of the waves. Once I got closer to the edge, I sat down...Tags:
I am a Bostonian born and raised. The city gleams at night. Officers left and right providing you with protection. Paved roads that feel smooth under your car. This world was all I knew before my trip to El Salvador. My family is Salvadorian so I have been to El Salvador before. But this...Tags:
Kla Ha Ya! This historical phrase is a term that has been passed down from generation to generation in the rustic, beautiful city of Snohomish. Kla Ha Ya means “welcome” and can be found throughout Snohomish; be it on house windows, river signs, park benches, or simply in the spirit of the...Tags:
I live in a town most people are not familiar with, or if they are familiar with it, there is nothing but hurtful words that escape their mouth. If people would take just one, maybe two hours of their day to visit it, they would see that this place is much more than trouble waiting to happen...Tags: