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    Over and over again, I found myself wondering if this vacation would be like the last one or the one before -- the same mounting anticipation, the rush of jet-setting to a different country, and then being slightly crestfallen when I finally arrived. It's not that I didn't enjoy these past...

    Tags: Africa
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       The summer before sophomore year was a pivotal point in my teenage life. Our family trip to Morocco and Spain opened my eyes to the wonderful secrets God has created around the world just waiting to be seen by my ready and receiving eyes. Morocco exposed me to a culture I had never imagined....

    Tags: Africa, Europe, Spain
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    For the Fourth of July this past year, my family and I traveled to our nation's capital, Washington D.C. We joined thousands of other spectators as we watched a beautiful display of fireworks shot off behind the Washington Monument. Even though this is a once in a lifetime experience for many, my...

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    It was June, the dead of winter, but I wasn’t about to miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity just because it was the off season. As an AFS exchange student in Argentina, I dreamed of heading south to see the penguins. First I had to take a bus to Buenos Aires (because I don’t think there...

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    Infants to adults with no clothes on their backs and little resources of food and water. Families sleeping under boxes or very small shelters. I could count every rib in their bodies. Diseases covered them from head to toe. A little worried about getting too close. My heart cried out, “How are...

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    My name is Lauren Cole and I am a rising senior at Highland School of Technology. This past June, as part of the Gastonia Sister Cities Student Exchange Program, I traveled to Peru where I lived with a host family for ten days in Lima then spent the remainder of the trip in Cuzco. The Palacio...

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    It was the coldest week I have ever experienced. The ninth and eighth grade classes from my small Christian school had to opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. for a week. Being from Florida, I did not know what to expect when it came to the weather or the historical feeling of the D.C. area. I...

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    The very first thing I remember as I stepped into baggage claim, after 24 hours of traveling, waiting in line for customs, and being jetlagged to the point of just wanting to fall asleep on the nearest bench, was the sea of smiling faces. I felt almost like a celebrity, as the people waiting for us...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
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                Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
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    We left the hustle and bustle of a soaked Boston in mid-afternoon. The rainy day began to decline over the Charles River, yet the collegiate crew teams rowed endlessly on. The GPS, in a very uncomputerlike manner, took us on a meandering path across Massachusetts. Instead of taking us along the...

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