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    My junior year I took a trip to Ireland towards the end of May. It was a wonderful and interesting experience. I had never been anywhere like it nd was so excited I got the chance to go. It was for my sisters graduation present so all four of us girls got to go on this enduring trip. It started...

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    I am not fond of traveling a lot. My parents never had the opportunity to take me out of town for fun. I have never been to Disneyland,  Knots berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Golden Gate Bridge, or the beach. Everything changed when I turned 16. My older brother had the chance to...

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    I am a Venture Scout, which is a co-ed scouting troop. My Venture crew heard about a trip called Seabase that is offered through the Venture Crew organization. It is a base in Florida where scouting groups can go and you can chose from varying types of excursions. Our troop chose the Sea Explorer...

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      Black shingles and heat should never be in contact. Include humidity in ninety degree weather, and you have produced a lovely combination. Repairing the roof of a dilapidated church is probably one of the least preferred jobs during the summertime in New Orleans. Professionals can complete a roof...

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    ¡Pura vida! Pure life. Going into my one month stay in Costa Rica, I wrote off their national motto as nothing more than a vague, cheesy saying. Little did I know that no other phrase could more perfectly describe Costa Rican living.    I began my journey in my comfortable New York City home,...

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    My name is Nicole Tut and I’m currently a junior at Gertz Ressler High School. I am involved in many extra curricular activities and  afterschool programs and just recently through the Step Up program, I was able to take a college trip to San Francisco. Step up had coordinated conferences with...

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    The summer of 2010 contained an adventure that words alone cannot describe. One trip managed to make me feel wonder, joy, rage, hope, loneliness, and every emotion in between. This trip was just long enough to make me feel like I lived in a hotel and short enough for me to remember what it was...

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    Outstretched as far as the eye could see, stood a sea of colorful little shanties dotting the hillside like confetti.  Each one represented a family much like my own; one with hopes and dreams of a brighter tomorrow.  This was the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, Honduras and the impoverished slums...

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      In the summer of 2008, I traveled on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico with my friend’s family. My sister was also invited. As soon as I she asked me I was happy. I started to pack but I really didn’t know what to bring because I never got on a cruise before. I was scared when they told me I had to get...

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    My Trip to New Orleans     It all looked the same. Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, nothing has been done. How can the government forget about people like this? This past summer I went to New Orleans, Louisiana, and spent two weeks volunteering in the Lower-Ninth Ward...

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