Winter Getaway Archives - Page 25 of 42 - My Family Travels
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They Blessed Me in Mexico

Tijuana, Mexico is an awful place. Driving through this city for the third time, for my third mission trip, doesn't make it any easier to see. The houses I see from the major highway are made of multicolored...

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One Island, Two Worlds — Dominican Republic

One Island, Two Worlds - Dominican Republic, June 2009 The town of Cabarete in Dominican Republic is one of fascinating beauty and disparity. Although far less of a resort destination than the...

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Weekending in Washington

     You are a young professional and very stressed, reading this newspaper bleary eyed and desperately seeking to know enough current events to avoid being labeled by your boss as one of those-GenYers...

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To Soar With Courage

  Every year, regardless of school, work, or any other distractions, my...

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Etch in Desolation

 Squinting at the sudden onslaught of light, I stepped out of the van into a dry, dusty scene.  Poverty and desolation...

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Florida/Bahamas Summer Trip 2009

In the summer of 2009, my family and I took a 10 day trip to Orlando, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and a 3 day cruise to Nassau, Bahamas (the cruise being included in the 10 days). The first place we arrived...

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A Little Slice of Heaven

I left on my mission trip to Haiti expecting to have a memorable and life-changing experience. At that point I thought of Haiti solely in terms of "the poorest country in the...

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Žilinska Lyžovaka Slovakia

Last week the Horeny family - close family friends - invited me to Avilina for the weekend. Avilina is a small city in northern Slovakia situated...

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My story

In Arizona I experienced a drought that had nothing to do with the weather. Instead it was a drought of lifelessness. Every teenage girl and boy seemed to be identical clones of one another. Differences...

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