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  • Somewhere on the lonely stretch of interstate between Tarpon Springs, Florida and Lake Winfield Scott, Georgia there is a smokestack. It stands alone in a field, with bricks as red as the clay earth, surrounded by the dry husks of weeds long parched by the Dixie sun. It is a silent sentinel, a...

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  • I am a global citizen. My house is just one place in one town in one country. My home is much much more. I cherish the opportunities I am given to see the world outside of my own personal sphere of society. I take with me a part of everyplace I have been. Every experience, acquaintance, and memory...

  • During our trip to Nags Head, North Carolina, I learned a very important thing: never stay with relatives. The trip took seven hours from where we live in Clover, South Carolina, to the outer banks of North Carolina, where Nags Head is located. Not only did we almost get killed by a maniac while...

  • Portland, Oregon seemed like a paradise, coming from the drought-stricken and fire-prone city of San Diego. Teeming with lush forestry and exotic Northwestern animal life, nature was around every corner.  While on our trip we focused primarily on hiking and walking on local trails.  Silver Falls...

  • My family and I, from New York City, were visiting my relatives in San Francisco, California this summer. On a weekend we visited Angel Island with my cousin and my grandma. We took a ferry from the Blue and Gold Fleet (http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/) to this “Ellis Island of the West,” which is...

  • When I was a little girl around ten years old, I took a trip that changed my life. It altered my reality and changed the way I viewed my identity. It gave me a sense of belonging and I thank the powers above everyday for the chance to go.   Along with all of these magnificent awakenings, there were...

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  • Brain Confusion Being fully immersed in a language that is unknown to one’s mind sounds a lot easier than it is. As I spent a whole summer in Germany, I was terrified by how difficult it was to listen to a foreign language 24/7. The experience was perhaps the most confusing and incredible...

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  • /*-->*/          Waking up in the morning and breathing fresh mountain air is often a reminder of my love for my hometown of Colorado Springs.  Almost everyday I see the sun shining down on the vastness of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains. A prominent feature of this family-friendly city “...

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