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         It had been two years since I had been given the opportunity to take a vacation and adrenaline was rushing through my body as I boarded the plane that would take me to the city I had dreamt of for years.      The taxi driver took what must have been the most scenic route possible to our hotel...

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    Walking into the Memorial Peace Park in Hiroshima, Japan I fully expected my classmates and I to get dirty looks we were in fact Americans and our relatives may have helped in the development of the atomic bomb, that had destroyed so many Japanese lives. Instead we were greeted with smiles. A group...

    Tags: Asia, Japan, Vacations
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    This June, I traveled with my family through Italy and Spain. We like to absorb the culture of the places we go rather than traveling to tourist destinations, so instead of hotels, we rented apartments through Feel Barcelona and Home Away. We’ve rented apartments before in New York and Chicago,...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
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    Adventura de Uma Vida             Twenty-four hours have passed since I left my home and my country.  I am on the final leg of my first journey to Brazil. I ponder over many questions about the Pantanal and the projects with which we are about to assist, attempting to answer these questions: "How...

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        The Ojai Valley is surrounded by mountains and hills and the small town lies among the orange and avocado orchards that surround it. Not too far to wake up for an early morning surf on the beaches of Ventura, but also able to ride up into the mountains to catch a gorgeous sunset with all...

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    One lazy afternoon in June I was moping around my house in Central Florida, trying to escape the blazing 100 degree summer heat. Trying to find a cure for my chronic boredom, I heard my mother making an announcement. She’d been talking about how she wanted to go up north to visit some relatives,...

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      Two words. Road Trip. So much excitement is brought forward when one is in the planning. There are endless possibilities for direction of travel, the type of transportation and how many memories will be made. My family went on a nine day road trip beginning on June twenty-ninth and ending...

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    When I was sixteen, I had the opportunity to travel to Austria with my father and many of my relatives for my aunt’s birthday. I was excited, not only to visit another country, but to escape from high school drama and the failing health of my grandmother. I couldn’t wait to spend time with all my...

    Tags: Europe
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    The ONLY reason I’m going is to visit my best friend at college, I told myself. Why else would I spend my senior year spring break sitting in a car for 12 hours with people I don’t even know? I don’t even have to socialize with my best friend’s mom, little brother, grandmother, and mom’s...

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    I have been to Chicago many times throughout my life and I didn’t think this trip would be different. It was. This time I saw the city through the anxious eyes of a new driver as I watched my Dad break all the rules my teacher had been preaching! I saw the skyline and I paid attention to the...

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