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    So you’re visiting your family in Southern Nevada for a couple weeks this summer, or just road tripping through, and you want to jam pack your trip not with slot machines and overpriced Celine Dion tickets, but with shade, outdoor adventure, and mountain air. Here are some ideas for your trip...

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    Visiting my extended family in Sparta, Greece, outside the capital of Athens, became my first time out of the US. I won’t bore you with my insomniac-like, midnight flight from Newark to London, or my slumber from England to Athens. I won’t blog about my trip through the cleanest subway station,...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
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     At the Berklee college of music program I went to this summer in Boston, MA, an introductory conversation would usually go like this: Me: What instrument do you play? Jeff: Guitar. How about you? A singer? Me: No, I’m a bassist. Jeff: Really…that’s interesting. Are you any good? There are two...

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    Howdy y'all!  Welcome to the beginning of your fabulous vacation to San Antonio, Texas. Handily located in the southern United States of America on the Earth in Quadrant III of Universe B, San Antonio can't wait until you get here! I know what you're thinking. "But mysterious and wonderful travel...

    Tags: Texas, USA
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    As I walked out of the border building, Macau’s sea breeze gently kissed my left cheek before flowing across my face like a river and catapulting off of my right cheek. Even though it was the middle of June, the weather was pleasant because the humid air blended with the scorching sunlight,...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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    Sitting outside the dormitory and laughing with the students, I realized how much this cultural exchange will affect me in the future.  Looking back now, this incredible experience has changed my perspective and over-all level of appreciation.  Ever since I was chosen to travel for two weeks over...

    Tags: Africa
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    I know you know the feeling. It comes when you’re cruising down the highway in the middle of nowhere, USA, and your dad is screaming the lyrics to whatever oldies station he could muster up on the radio. It’s that feeling that creeps up on you when you see the “next rest stop: 400 miles” sign. It’s...

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    Last summer in Spain though Indiana University’s foreign exchange student program, I discovered how much home meant to me. I realize now how naive I was as my plane left Chicago’s airspace headed for Europe. I thought a summer abroad would be a pleasant break from the hum-drum tedium of daily...

    Tags: Europe
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    As I was floating on a bright pink raft on Lake Powell's clear waters, I took a breath of fresh air and closed my eyes. From exploring the beach to swimming around the entire island and making sand castles on the warm, soft and sandy beach, the day I had just experienced had been a total blast. Now...

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    The uproar of the motor was heard, the panga boat embarked and the wind started blowing against our faces. The excitement was building in my stomach with each second waited until finally I felt the big splash from their respiration. Every year pods of majestic gray whales travel from artic grounds...

    Tags: Caribbean

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