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      As summer rolled around the annually family vacation arose. Now being in a family of all young adults thinking that those years are the “prime years”, we all felt somewhat embarrassed to go out and hang out with each other. As we sat in the car waiting for my dad to get in pondering on when will...

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    The 20 hour road trip began in Utah, went through the corn fields of the Midwest, and ended in beautiful Chicago. Our 4Runner, A.K.A. "The Big Red Bean", had no air-conditioning and a roaring, broken muffler. Although the circumstances could have easily led to a miserable trip, my aunt, best friend...

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    I had imagined it so clearly. Each evening, my Montpelier family would all sit around a table outside on a terrace. The table would be set with the first course -- “ cantaloupe with ham, a tomato and mozzarella salad, or maybe even some French bread with fois gras. We would sit out there and chat...

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                    It was a beautiful summer morning. I was half asleep with my eyes wilted beneath my glasses. My mom kept nudging me along to get my luggage into the car. We were on our way to Washington D.C., the capitol of our glorious country. Although I looked like a zombie on the outside (I’m...

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    In the summer of 2008, my mother, church friends and I were going on a road trip from San Bernardino, California to Wichita, Kansas for a Lao Church Conference. It was my first time taking a long road trip, so I was stoked. The first state we visited was Arizona; it was not a very pleasant state to...

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    As I left for Spain at the end of my junior year, I felt trapped with no escape. I was bored with the same people and things in my life and ready for a change.  This trip was the perfect opportunity. In the past, I had been interested in other cultures, mainly because I felt I have no true culture...

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    “¡Bienvendidos a Guatemala!”  The large sign welcomed my group and I into the capital city just outside of the immigration desks. There were twenty-two in our group of adults and teens. We were in Guatemala City in order to partner with a church and a youth camp in order to reach some of the...

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    I have taken many great vacations with my family, but the vacation that we took in March of 2012 changed my life forever.  My parents booked our Spring Break vacation from March 10 – 17, 2012 with Celebrity Cruises and we sailed for the first time on the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse with my brother...

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    After stuffing suitcases, duffels, chairs, and an assortment of other odds and ends onto the short bus, the 17 of us climbed in. The trip we had been looking forward to for weeks was finally underway. It was a camping trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Missouri and was promised to be a journey...

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