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My travels to Kolkata, India with 14 other friends and teachers from my school opened my eyes to what most of the world lives like. I now realize how truly blessed I am! I have also learned that life is not about serving me; it’s about serving others, and turning the blessings I have been given...Tags:
We spend much of our lives trying to be something we are not. Whether one is aiming for a spiritual, social, or physical goal, we’re always headed somewhere. The future is a vast abyss, that you can not see the end of. Your field of view can only go so far. As well, the past is a quickly fleeting...Tags:
My eyes slowly began to open as I finally heard the flight attendant announce, “Thank you for flying with us. We have now reached our destination, La CourÃ±a, Spain...” My stomach was filled with butterflies because I knew this would be a trip of a life time. I had the opportunity to travel to...Tags:
I lean my head against the cool window of the Link Light Rail, watching rain droplets race one another down the expanse of the glass; if I squint they look like tiny men in the foreground of Washington’s sweeping overcast sky. I’m trying to block out the chattering and giggling of my fellow Girl...Tags:
A beautiful day just outside of Ivanovo, Russia was coming to an end. “Look at the shepherd with his herd, son” my mother said to me. “thats cool” I responded. Meanwhile, my mind was in survival mode. I was ready to begin the fight for my life. Deeper and deeper we went racing into the back...Tags:
Eskridge, Kansas. You have probably never heard of this town. Most people, even those who only live a mere 30 miles away, haven’t either. So don’t feel too bad. It’s a town where a person could jog from the north edge to the south edge, and back again in under five minutes. When driving through...Tags:
Of all the destinations to which I had dreamt of traveling, Scotland was not a place I had ever considered. Of course, when I got the chance to go to the Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, with a group from my high school, I knew I had to go. Preparation for our trip,...Tags:
My anxiety level went down as I looked out the window, seeing the clear water and coral reef below. After a year of planning, raising money, and praying, I was landing in Belize. The road was littered with unfinished, yet occupied, homes and stands selling various foods. After stopping for coconut...Tags:
As I'm sitting on the plane watching everyone fidget and complain, I turn to the window and my mind starts to wander. I mean I’ve been on cruises to different countries but I’ve never actually landed on foreign land. We would be staying in this foreign country where they speak a different...Tags:
I’ve always dreamed of going to Paris, France. Walking along the River Seine and having lunch by the Eiffel Tower. Wanting desperately to see the beauty that only Paris could give. After much consideration, my friends and I decided this would be the best summer vacation. We planned it out, packed...Tags: