I am Alex Porter from
In the summer of 2008 I was very lucky to have been chosen as a delegate of the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth. I traveled to
The following summer of 2009 I was selected as a delegate for the NRA Youth Education Summit. As the only delegate from
Once I arrived at LAX I felt confident in changing terminals; everything was well-marked and I could see the online map in my mind. I did have a few moments of uncertainty when the first terminal shuttle passed me by, but that wasn’t going to stop me! I knew that the shuttles came by every twelve to fifteen minutes, so I would have another opportunity. I also found it helpful to watch the seasoned travelers in the crowd. I boarded the next shuttle and completed the plane change successfully.
When I arrived at Dulles airport in
Traveling alone was a bit scary, but I had a great feeling of accomplishment when I arrived safely home. I know that traveling is something that I have just begun doing and really long to do a lot more of. I learned many traveling tips such as: flat-rate postal boxes are a must for souvenirs, one suitcase is a luxury, a cell phone is a necessity, and to research your destination. This small town boy has learned that there are sites to see and places to visit outside of this secluded valley. While viewing the wonders of the world on television or in movies can be exciting; the first hand experiences of those places is incredible.
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