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June 16th, 2012 Experience

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Thursday May 23rd, 2013

  "I will never regret going on TWB; the trip has opened my eyes and taught me to live my life to the fullest." -Brittany Turney; Cherryville, NC

"There will be good times and bad, but the experience is the best of a lifetime." -Benjamin Mowers; Belews Creek, NC

"The breathtaking views of America and the amazing friends I made on TWB made it an experience of a lifetime, and it instilled me with a great sense of pride for my country." -Rachael Purvis; Gastonia, NC

"TWB was truly an amazing experience that helped me not to worry as much." -Elizabeth Brewer; Indian Trail, NC

"I made the most incredible friends in the entire world, and TWB changed my entire life." -Olivia Nesnow; Gastonia, NC

"The places are sensational, but what truly impacted me is the lifelong friendships that I've acquired along the way." -Caroline Martin; Wilmington, NC

"The places I have seen and friends I have made have formed the most incredible experience of my life, and I couldn't imagine a better summer." -Cara Toebbe; Charlotte, NC

"The TWB experience was life changing, and I will never forget the amazing friends that I met." -Molly Hinson; Gastonia, NC

"TWB is an amazing, life changing experience that I'd never regret or forget, along with the awesome friends I've made." -Haley Stein; Union, SC

"TWB is an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget." -Albert Miller; New Albany, OH

"This trip changed my view of our great country, but more importantly it changed my view on life." -Lucas Piedrahita; Raleigh, NC

"This trip has made me appreciate life as it is today and to make the most of everything I've been given." -Janna Childers; Dallas, NC

"A trip of a lifetime that has truly changed me and let me experience 'Merica." -Andrew Smith; Denver, NC

"Enjoy every second of TWB and don't take it for granted, because at the end of the 23 day trip you'll want to press the restart button and start over." -Elizabeth Dunbar; Laurinburg, NC

"TWB is truly an experience sent from God. These past 23 days have shown me how beautiful our nation is and how blessed I am to see it." -Anna Grant; Rockingham, NC

"It is a trip of a lifetime, and being a part of it was a blessing. Day 23 sneaks up on you before you know it." -Sara Pevey; Laurinburg, NC

"Sip, YOLO, Dale and you're set." -Chais Fuller; Durham, NC

"This trip will never be forgotten, the friends I've made will never be lost, and the memories I have will always be held close to my heart." -Emily Crowder; Gastonia, NC

"I came on the trip thinking I would have fun and get away for a few weeks, but the experience exceeded my expectations, and the overall experience is truly life changing and beyond amazing." -Sarah Wylie; Indian Trail, NC

"God made this world pretty, for you and me." - Delanna Draper; Laurinburg, NC

"If life was only 23 days long, the 23 days I would choose to live would be the 23 days of TWB. That's how amazing it was." -Jon Alliss; Cramerton, NC

"It was amazing, it was way better than I ever imagined, and I will remember it forever." -Cameron Polston; Barnwell, SC

"I've made memories that will last a lifetime." -Kaetlyn McNabb; Salisbury, NC

"The TWB experience made me realize there are awesome people in the world. You just have to look in the right place, and that place is TWB." -Nick LeFevre; Raleigh, NC

"Life isn't about the opportunity you're given, but about the opportunity you take." -Adam Bastug; Whiteville, NC

"I am so glad to have been apart of the trip of a lifetime with newfound lifelong friends." -Scott Krawczyk; Gastonia, NC

"TWB was the best experience of my life, and I will never forget any part of it." -Matt Johnson; Lexington, NC

"My TWB experience was an adventure of a lifetime that has helped me gain a better look at my country and myself." -Kelly Patterson; Mayodan, NC

"TWB gave me a greater appreciation for my family and friends, but I will never forget the memories and friends I made on this trip." -Hayley Morie; Sanford, NC

"The TWB experience was life changing, and you learn a lot about not only yourself, but others as well." -Hunter Cabe; Mooresville, NC

"TWB has changed my life, and I can't thank anyone enough for giving me this opportunity. It's amazing, and the pictures won't do it justice!" -Raiya Feinberg; Belmont, NC

"I couldn't have imagined a better life experience with such amazing people that would give me such a great appreciation of everything I have, and I want to share it with everyone." -Maddy Deely; Gastonia, NC

"TWB has definitely been an experience of a lifetime. I have never had this much fun or been this happy. Being surrounded by an amazing group of people and going to all these places has changed my life, and I'm so thankful for that." -Caroline Estep; Wilmington, NC

"TWB was a once in a lifetime opportunity that you have to experience for yourself to truly understand, and it was the best time of my life." -Brodie McCarthy; Sanford, NC

"I am so happy I came on this trip; I have met my lifelong friends, and even if I never see them again, I will always remember them." -Patrick Greene; Gastonia, NC

"The past 23 days have taught me more about who I am as a person than I ever expected. The memories are priceless and I will never forget them." -Emily Pollack; Wilmington, NC

"In three words that explain life: it goes on." -Kylie Moore; Harrisburg, NC

"My TWB trip was so amazing. It was a once in a lifetime trip." -Rebekah Terry; Mooresville, NC

"TWB is an unforgettable experience. You will step out of your comfort zone and lower your walls, and in doing so you will make lifelong friends." -Tommy Robertson; Madison, NC

"TWB made me closer to God and made me more open to meeting all kinds of new people." -Leslie Floyd; Laurinburg, NC

"More than finding out the person that you really are, TWB allows you to experience things that you thought were unreachable." -Madelyn McCullen; Whiteville, NC

"We have one lifetime to see all the wonders God has created for us. TWB has allowed me not only to see these breathtaking sites, but has allowed me to make lifetime friendships." -Hailey Mundy; Sanford, NC

"TWB was an amazing experience. I enjoyed every bit of it and wouldn't trade it for the world." -Maranda Taylor; Laurinburg, NC

"The TWB experience made me realize just how blessed we all are to live in such an amazing country with all these outstanding people." -Savanna Godbold; Mooresville, NC

"Like no other experience. Special and life changing!" -George Miller; New Albany, OH

"This trip was the best experience of my life! I will not miss dead puppies!" -Alex Helms; Monroe, NC

"I've been blessed to have this once in a lifetime experience." -Danielle Conner; Gastonia, NC

"TWB taught me that you should never take anyone or anything for granted and that tomorrow is a mystery." -Miranda Chance; Laurinburg, NC

"TWB has been the best experience of my life, and I'm so glad I decided to come on this amazing trip!" -Karley Powell; Cherryville, NC

"This trip has changed my life forever and has introduced me to the LOVE of my life... 'MURRICA!" -Sam Dellinger; Cherryville, NC

"This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and I'm so thankful for it." -Jamie Stapleton; Mt. Ulla, NC

"TWB was honestly a life changing experience, and I am so thankful I got to partake in it." -Mallory Pharr; Mooresville, NC

"This is the most amazing thing ever, and I can't wait to be a counselor." -David Andrews; Salisbury, NC

"TWB is an amazing trip and a life changing experience!" -Josh Rowell; Salisbury, NC

"The best 23 days of your life!" -Emily McGowen; Cornelius, NC

"TWB is a phenomenal experience, not only because of the exploration of our fantastic country, but because of the lifelong friends made along the way." -Josh Altman; Laurinburg, NC

"Best 23 days and best 83 people; hands down." -Kyle Stoudt; Gastonia, NC

"TWB was not a summer trip for me, but a journey. Throughout these 23 days I have made lifelong friends and learned so much about myself. TWB is amazing!" -Katelyn Thomas; Broadway, NC

"I had an amazing time and met so many lifelong friends." -Emma Harrison; Mt. Airy, NC

"TWB is a once in a lifetime trip!" -Meredith Cottrell; Mooresville, NC

"The trip was something I'll never forget, and I'm glad I met the people I did because they made this an experience of a lifetime." -Deven Smirz; Gastonia, NC

"A trip too great to be described by words and can't be understood until you take the 23 day venture west." -John Merrill; Mooresville, NC

"TWB is an amazing experience and has allowed me to make many lifelong friends." -Anna Lisa Ciarrocca; Laurinburg, NC

"TWB is a very life changing experience, and I am very grateful for the opportunity I got." -Jordan Stull; Mooresville, NC

"TWB is an experience that will open your eyes to the beauty of America and the great people who live in this great country." -Thomas Lewis; Cherryville, NC

"There aren't words to grasp the experience, so I'll just say it's a chance of a lifetime you can't pass up." -Chris Bozard; Barnwell, SC

"Absolutely the most amazing trip of my life, completely breath taking." -Drew Hibyan; Gastonia, NC

"TWB has brought joy to my life and has given me something to be proud of." -Meredith Sokolowski; Salisbury, NC

"Words can't describe the bonds made on TWB. I will have these friends forever." -Courtney Kapczynski; Charlotte, NC

"TWB is the greatest thing I have done in my life." -Jason Deutsch; Salisbury, NC

"TWB was life changing. Seeing the country with these great people was amazing." -Lauren Robbins; Mooresville, NC

"You can listen to people talk about what an incredible experience it is, but words don't even scratch the surface. You have to see for yourself." -Brooke Maddie; Lake Wylie, NC

"No number of words, photographs, or letters can describe the relationships formed and personal growth experienced. TWB is just like they said - not just a trip but a life-altering experience." -Tucker Bridges; Gastonia, NC

"It was the trip of a lifetime that I wish everyone could experience." -Maisy Meakin; Gastonia, NC

"I realized what God's creation is; All of my new, beautiful friends, this amazing country, and my own self." -Kendall Romaine; Laurinburg, NC

"No matter how great I say how TWB was, people will never understand it unless they go for themselves." -Jenni Harris; Gastonia, NC

"TWB has been the greatest experience of my life. I have grown to know 83 amazing people, and I leaned a lot more about myself." -Michael Gatlin; Mooresville, NC

"TWB is an experience of a lifetime where you walk with God and make newfound friends that will last a lifetime." -Maddi Wever; Mooresville, NC

"TWB is definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget with people and memories that will always stay in my heart." -Lauren Edwards; Whiteville, NC

"Words absolutely cannot describe how great TWB really is. Meeting all these fantastic people and seeing the beauty of America in these 23 days has truly changed my life forever. I feel so blessed to have had the chance to go on this once in a lifetime trip." -David Kicidis; Union, SC

"TWB is more than just discovering America. It's discovering yourself and all the friends you made along the way." -Amy Tucker; Sanford, NC

"When people say TWB, there are too many emotions and feelings to even begin to try to explain it. It's not only a once in a lifetime chance to see God's beautiful handiwork in America, but also a discovery of oneself and a gaining of lifelong friends." -Abby Allen; Union, SC

"TWB gave me a greater appreciation for my family and friends, and I will never forget the memories I made and people I met on this trip." -Hayley Morie; Sanford, NC

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After the Trip

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