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         A couple years ago, I attended my high school's bi-annual music trip. All students who participate in band or chorus are eligible to attend, so there were quite a few students who went alone on the trip, whether I liked it or not. The destination for that year was Florida, a place all tourists...

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     I rested my head against the window of the Shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train). Rice paddies and tiny mountain towns flashed before my eyes. Zipping through the countryside at speeds of over 100 mph seemed a bit surreal. The train attendants were selling us an assortment of terrifically vibrant...

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    Seeing the palm trees as I step out of the airport makes it finally hit home.  I am finally in glorious Florida! The trip we have been planning for eight months is finally happening. We are on our way to the All-Star Music Resort where we will be staying. The first stop on our exciting trip is...

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              ¡Ay Europa! Me encanta esa región. I love that region. From its immense history to the distinctive culture and landscape of each country, Europe is one of the most exciting places in the world and I had the opportunity to visit two European countries my sophomore year in high school with...

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    Any tourist would be thrilled to experience the beauty of the floating markets, the gleaming reflection of the sun against the ocean, and the various delicacies sold along the streets.  As for myself, my trip to Thailand began as a rough one.  I was greeted by the humid air rubbing against my skin...

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                This past summer, 2009, we knew that we would be going on vacation the first week of June, but we had no idea where until, about two weeks before we were going to leave, my mom decided it would be neat to go to Greece.  My parents started looking at expenses and figured out that, with...

    Tags: Europe
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            On July 14th 2009 my mother, sister, and I set out to drive to Niagara Falls. We packed our bags and car with snacks and any necessities we would have needed for the long trip ahead. We left our home in the afternoon and drove to a hotel in Ithaca, New York which leaves us half way. We woke...

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    Starting Line. The notorious San Francisco fog continued to roll in, sending chills up and down my back. I continued to stretch muscles that had already been stretched, checked my shoelaces for the tenth time, and attempted to pace within the diminutive space which I had managed to secure, as 1,766...

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    Letchworth State Park is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Located in the hills of Western New York State, the 17-mile stretch of the Genesee River is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East”. There is a magnificent gorge bisected by three stunning waterfalls, Lower, Middle and Upper.My...

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    “Hogar San Francisco? Isn’t that orphanage for the deaf?” I asked anxiously as I stared at my volunteer assignment. “Um… I think so,” the woman next to me responded. “But I thought I was going to practice my Spanish with the kids,” I said frantically. “I mean, how am I supposed to communicate with...

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