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    In my eighth grade year, my class went camping in a place in Occidental, California. It was called the CYO Camp; CYO stands for Catholic Youth Organization. This was my first time going to a camp, sleeping somewhere away from my home. The camp took four days. I thought four days would be long, but...

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    This summer I spent all of July in Argentina to visit family. I spent time in Buenos Aires, Tucuman, Boqueron, and Estancias del Pilar. Originally I was just going to visit family that lives there but this year I got the chance to also go and do mission work which meant I was going to spend ten...

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    They looked at me like I was seven feet tall and bright green, shot down from a flying saucer in a beam of light right before their very eyes. While I was not green and had never rode a flying saucer, I was taller than almost all of the Chinese in this particular village. At five foot nine, with...

    Tags: Asia
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    If there is any advice that I can give to an individual wishing to travel to Italy, it would be that a week is not enough time to see all that one would wish to see and that a school group trip, though it is cheaper than a trip made on one’s own, produces more problems than benefits. For parents...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
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    My life has been excessively busy for a teenager and for a few years now, my parents promised me a “tropical vacation” once my college search concluded.That day finally came, and one Saturday, we visited a local travel agent and booked the vacation I had fantasized about.We traveled this past...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    Three months ago, I was blessed to be selected as Spring Branch Independent School District's representative to Texas Girls State sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. I hadn't realized how big an honor that was until, three weeks ago, I attended Texas Girls State. There, as I learned how...

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    In June of 2009, I went on a trip to Greece with my honors English teacher, and a group of other students. The idea of the trip was to see all of the places we had read about while studying ancient Greece. You can imagine the many humorous moments this trip provided, what with twenty or so...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
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    My trip to Nigeria was truly enlightening.  When we arrived at the airport in Lagos , the temperature immediately hit me.  I wasn’t sweating, but I could feel the air, it was as heavy as a blanket as we walked through the tunnel off the plane and into the airport.  We grabbed our luggage and had to...

    Tags: Africa
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    It was that time again.  Time for the Garcia Family Reunion.  Only this time it wouldn’t be hosted in big city home sweet home San Antonio, Texas but in small town Fenville, Michigan.  This meant one thing, family vacation! Actually, a number of family members took advantage of the travel and...

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    The calendar date is July 17th, 2005, but for all I see around me it may be over nineteen hundred years earlier. That's because Pompeii is a city lost to time, oblivious to or defiant of the continuous clockwork of the world around it.  Millions of modern-day tourists explore the wonders of Pompeii...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring

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