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    Going to Europe has always been a dream of mine and when the opportunity presented itself to go with my Spanish teacher, I was the first to sign up. I admit, I had an unforgettable time, but it wasn't always fun and games. Leaving the United States was more than a European cross country trip with...

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    When people talk about going on a family vacation, the horrors associated with the trip often include screaming babies, confusing plans, and frequently, a few illnesses are involved. May I just say, my family and best friends took a vacation to Disney World, and none of these catastrophes were...

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    The trees all covered in moss watch over the wildlife that roams the moist forests. Fallen branches snap all around as they are crunched underneath the hoafs of the deer that venture through this miraculous place. I'm a Southern California resident and here there are dry forest that lack the...

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      No one would probably expect much out of a place called Moraine Lake; especially when it took two hours on the Trans-Canada Highway to reach there from the resort in Canmore. Nonetheless, my initial naive and judgemental notion instantly vanished when I saw the lake; I was simply amazed by...

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    Each year, for our Christmas present, my family goes on an exotic vacation in place of a Christmas present. For those of you who are just now reading my blog, I’ve been gone for over two weeks on this year’s holiday, a cruise around Cape Horn. I’m writing this from the Ezeiza International Airport...

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    My Royal Jordanian Airlines flight had landed a couple of weeks earlier in Amman, Jordan.  I was thrilled to begin the program I was enrolled in, Journey to Jordan, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth.  I was so proud that...

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      The plane had just landed in Sunny California, and I felt my body go numb with excitement, as it would for a child on Christmas morning. As I stepped off the plane, I could feel the heat stick to me and the smell of humidity floating through the air. Traveling through the airport was the...

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    On spring break of 2011, my senior year, my family and I went on a mission trip to Guatemala. It was one of the most memorable experiences I have ever been on. We went to provide medical, humanitarian, and relational assistance for various villages in country.  One of the villages that we went...

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    To all my travel aficionados: Today is not another account of my exotic excursions.  Today’s blog entry is about my own backyard.  This story begins with a visit from an old friend of mine.  She came to town with her parents who had business in Washington D.C., which is connected by the 14th...

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    Thailand, a country where innovation meets tradition and where a Buddhist temple can neighbor a massive sky scrapper, is one of the most fascinating places in the world. Thailand brims with diversity, as well as a multiplicity of culture, language, and art. The moment I stepped out of Bangkok’s Don...

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