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    I had always believed that school trips could just not be any fun. I had been on field trips and such and seen the way you have about no freedom at all. That was until i took my sophomore trip to Costa Rica.   My mom had actually basically forced me to go, as bad as that sounds. But while i was...

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         Whenever I reminisce about my family’s vacation to Washington D.C. during the summer of 2010, I think of heat. And humidity.       I remember how we first heard about the trip. My sister and I had just finished another successful Christmas, with presents and torn up wrapping paper...

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         Another year, another adventure, and another exciting destination to discover. This year I was exceptionally ecstatic because we were going to the beautiful island of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I must say that I was not looking forward to the humidity or the nagging insects, but I was hoping that the...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote that, “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” People say all they look for in life is to be happy and sometimes you find it unexpectedly. I’ve had many adventures in...

    Tags: Asia
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    Being a military family is never easy; however the benefits far out weigh the hardships. In late July of 2007, my family and I took what is called a hop to Hawaii from Travis AFB, California. There were many fun adventures while we were there, but there was one place that touched my soul beyond...

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    After a two and a half hour drive from Prague, we finally arrived in Dresden. This was the sixth stop for our orchestra’s tour in Germany and the Czech Republic. The bus drove us to the edge of the city, where the Theaterplatz, home of the Semper Opera House, welcomed us. As we hopped off the bus...

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              “Ako natakot!” I have absolutely no idea what the woman just said to me- sadly, I’m not fluent in Tagalog. But her eyes and the worry lines on her forehead say it all: she is lonely and scared, with a justifiable reason. You would be scared too if a teenager speaking a foreign language...

    Tags: Pacific
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    This June, I traveled with my youth group from Calvary Baptist Church on June 23, 2012, to Baltimore, Maryland, to share God’s love by being a presence in the downtown area and assisting where needed.   It was very inspiring and encouraging for me to observe how the community responded and most...

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         I have traded nationalities.  For one week, I tried in vain to become European.      I wandered the plazas of Rome, the alleys of Florence, the canals of Venice, the streets of Milan searching for my inner Italian. I shunned such dastardly American tourist pitfalls of fanny packs, white...

    Tags: Europe
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    It had been a long flight out to the Cayman Islands; however, the sight of the ocean and the prospective snorkeling trips filled my heart with excitement. I knew my family felt the same way because their traveling scowls immediately faded as soon as they caught sight of the sparkling ocean right...

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