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    Spring break of 2012, my life was changed. Instead of going on a vacation to a swanky resort I spent my time in the Dominican Republic with Global Leadership Adventures doing volunteer work. Our group consisted of about 14 girls and 1 boy and we all got along tremendously, and I am still in touch...

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    My name is Alyah Kanso, I am currently 15 years old and I love to travel. Last year I had the amazing and wonderful opportunity to travel to Italy. Not only did my family, my friends, and I get to visit some of the most famous monuments, we had the chance to sing for the Pope. We stayed at many...

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    I carefully peak around the room, frightened of offending the family as my mouth gapes open observing my new setting. The room reminds me entirely of Little House on the Prairie as I sit at the wood table surrounded by its matched furnishings. Although I am encircled by the  family, it is...

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    On June 13, 2010, my mother, grandmother, and I set out on a journey to determine where I shall begin my adult life, a half cross country trip to find my perfect college. While we did discover the perfect college, we also learned many important travel tips, which I am glad to share with you now. 1...

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    It’s a strange feeling going back to one’s culture and entering the realms of the past.  An unfamiliar setting, where everything you see, smell, and touch, is a new and bewildering world.  For me, my trip to Japan  was so much more than just a “good time.” It was a way to get back in touch with my...

    Tags: Asia
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    The wind was like a thin, wispy veil setting chill bumps on the surface of my skin. My feet sank deep into the gritty, warm sand forming to every minute crevice as the ocean’s tides crept slowly forward. Its touch was wintry and met me like frozen ice cream on a scorching summer day. The sky was...

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    When I stepped off the plane at the Heathrow airport in London, I was already enthralled with hearing so many English accents surround me that I completely forgot about the other, more crucial part of my trip: traveling to Scotland. During our trip in London we stayed at the Kensington hotel, which...

    Tags: Europe
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    Long before I ever visited Austria, I had heard of the town of Salzburg as the home of Mozart and as the setting for the Sound of Music.  Apart from these flat images, however, I had no idea of what the town was truly like.  I did not understand its atmosphere, its origins, or what made the lives...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
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    How many have heard the famous proverb:  When in Rome, do as the Romans do? This proverb, passed down through centuries, signifies the importance of respecting and abiding by another person’s customs as a guest. My family and I actually have gone to Rome and had the chance to experience the Italian...

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    It was an early Monday morning. I packed my clothes the night before and was ready to head for the airport. We were on our way to one of the most spectacular places in the world, Hawaii. It was a family vacation. Something my whole family been wanting to go to for years. Everyone was so excited. We...

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