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    I watched her digging for her keys. My brother was already in the car; waiting. 'Visiting hours start soon,' I told my grandmother, my voice's hollow echo making me wish I had kept quiet. A small jingle of metal told me she had found them. 'We'll get there soon enough,' she told me. I stood there...

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    I always find that the minute you go into a vacation with preconceived notions, they tend to rule your entire vacation, and limit your ability to really delve into something unique and personal.Early this summer, my parents had prepped my sister and I for a beach vacation. We packed our suitcases...

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    This past summer was, more than likely, the last summer that I get to spend at home with my parents. Next year, I will be off to college and so end my summers of family vacations. Lucky for me, I had a family vacation that satisfied the reaches of my imagination! I plan to major in history in...

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    My stomach fluttered with anticipation and excitement as our Boeing 727 took off from the rain-soaked Portland Airport towards the Golden State of California. This, however, was not just any trip; this was the high school band trip to Disneyland. The once-in-a- high-school career opportunity to...

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    Until June 2009, I had never flown on an airplane, left the country or broken a bone. But when I arrived in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, to study at the Coastal Spanish Institute all of that changed. I was on a school trip to study Spanish. Our school opted to place us with host families during our stay...

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    A day before my 17th birthday, I had no doubts: I wanted to study Latin America. Then, life threw me a curveball -- I won a scholarship to Israel -- and I blasted it out of the park. I had seen photographs of the Western Wall numerous times, but in June 2007 I actually stood before the ancient...

    Tags: Africa
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    I was seven.  I remember the flight; it lasted at least seven hours.  I was tired, but excited all at once.  I remember stepping onto the ground and smelling the air.  It smelled so different from my home in America.  It smelled good, free, fascinating, and spirited.  Italy was a glorious place...

    Tags: Europe
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    Last Spring Break, I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with my church youth group. Our team had two goals for our stay in Ensenada, Mexico: to build a house for a family in the area and to give love to children in an orphanage nearby. I was excited, but also nervous about speaking...

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     I’ve been to Yellowstone, Hawaii, New York, Washington D.C., Mexico, and L.A., but the one unexpected vacation that was truly wonderful was to Sun Valley, Idaho. When people think of a vacation destination, I doubt Idaho is the first place in anyone’s mind—the only reason we were going was...

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    My family is known for our great spring break trips. We've traveled to Costa Rica, England, and Spain, to name a few. Yet the most memorable trip we took was not to another country. Spring break of 2010 my family flew 3,000 miles from North Carolina to the southwestern US, to view the Grand...

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