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    This past summer, I was given the life-changing opportunity of visiting the fascinating city of Tokyo, Japan. I went with ten other teens from my area as part of an exchange program with the Mobile Ichihara Sister City Association. We stayed for ten days with host families in a charming town just...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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    “Welcome to Jamaica! We got fun and games!” bellowed my fellow team members as we bumped down a dirt road. I only paid half my attention to their Guns ‘N Roses parody, for my head was throbbing like it would explode. We had arrived earlier that week at Montego Bay Airport (http://www.mbjairport....

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    On the plane ride from San Francisco International Airport to O’Hare International Airport, I thought about great American cities. New York City and Los Angeles came to mind right off the bat. What about Chicago? What’s so great about Chicago? No iconic tourist attractions such as the Statue of...

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                    For most kids in my school, spring break means a warm, sunny week at the beach, but my sophomore year, it meant just the opposite for me and my family. My family and I packed up the car for the fourteen hour drive from Atlanta to New York City. For my and me, the trip was our...

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    This summer, for some hard-core family time we planned a three-week trip to Australia! We have a pen pal family who live in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, New South Wales. They visited us in 2005 and helped us plan our Aussie trip, giving advice on what to do and see and how to get there. We...

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    I waked earlier than usual with such an anxiety waiting for this moment; I was going to travel to Austin, Texas.  I noticed I was running late for the trip because I was supposed to be at Basset Place at 6:30 am.  The bus was not going to wait for anybody, but the purpose of the trip was to visit...

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    The trip started with a day in San Diego, California before boarding buses to cross the border into Mexico. Once we crossed the border, the change of scenery was immediate and shocking. We went from palm lined streets, with nice houses and cars, to ramshackle apartment buildings and beat up junkers...

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                      During the summer of 2009 I embarked on a trip, sponsored by EF Tours, exploring Southern Europe with my high schools’ German club. We visited three countries including: Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The first stop on this trip was Frankfurt, Germany.             The ride to...

    Tags: Europe
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    Mankind has always been inquisitive. We try to understand the little whys and wherefores that permeate our world by visiting new places, trying new things, and enjoying ourselves, actions which can only be described by the word travel. However, traveling is not always about living in the comfort...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
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    The summer of 2007, my life changed. I was traveling with a delegation through People to People Student Ambassador Programs. I took advantage of the available window when we flew into Shanon. It certainly didn't look like a city – everything was green. Five days we spent in beautiful Ireland. The...

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