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    It's all about perspective – looking out from a temple across the ocean at sunset, walking crowded streets and hearing motorists whiz past, or breathing in sweet mountain air while watching the fog roll over rice paddies. When I went to Indonesia to experience my mother's heritage, I found three...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
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    I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel all over the country. By age sixteen, I had visited New York, Hawaii, Florida, and many other  states. However, I had never experienced a true culture shock. Then, during the summer of 2010, I went on a mission trip to Los Caudros, an impoverished...

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    As you step out of the train, you quickly notice the crisper, cooler air of the Indian town of Kathgodam compared to that of populated cities like Delhi. The Himalayan Mountains stand tall in the backdrop, making you wonder what could possibly lurk in its vast greenery. In many spots on the...

    Tags: Asia
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    Have you ever dreamed of traveling the world? Well, I have! I had always imagined of flying to Paris and London and faraway places. But, those seem like rather farfetched dreams, right? I mean, I was only fourteen years old at the time. Little did I know that my dreams would come true.      One...

    Tags: Europe, France
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            My hometown in Pennsylvania is a small one, complete with farms, one traffic light, and one main road. To anyone who doesn‘t live here permanently, it‘s an escape. However, to those of us who live here, it‘s anything but. It lacks well, everything; in my opinion at least. So, when it came...

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    There are many places a person can visit to have an extraordinary experience, however it is not the surroundings that make a trip exciting or adventurous, it is how you handle the events that take place during your trip that will make it outstanding. The unexpected things that happen while...

    Tags: Europe
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     In the winter of 2005, my Grandmother on my mother’s side invited me to travel with her to Guerrero Negro, Mexico to see the whales that travel there to lagoons in order to mate and give birth to their young. I excitedly accepted the invitation and we were scheduled to meet our tour guides in San...

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    This last summer I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with my school for a Spanish trip.  The goal of the trip was for our Spanish to improve and for us to learn about a different culture.  All of us who went came back with many memories, some good and some bad, plus knowing a lot more...

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    It seemed the 10 hour plane ride from Honolulu would never end. My legs cramped, my stomach rumbled and my head ached. Through the fog of exhaustion, I heard the Air Pacific announcement, “Bula Ladies and Gentlemen! Welcome to Fiji, the Isles of Smiles!” Staggering off the plane into stifling heat...

    Tags: Pacific
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    It is the morning of my big day, my first sponsored international tournament.  I eat my breakfast, but I feel uneasy.  What’s wrong with me?  Why does my stomach feel so uneasy; I’ve done this thousands of times and it’s no different than any other tournament?  To my surprise, I throw up; I want to...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring

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