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  • Walking across the white hot sand, boogie board in one hand and a towel in the other, I picked a spot to lay my things down, put some sunscreen on my skin, and gazed thoughtfully at the vast stretch of ocean that lay before me. I realized again what a beautiful sight the ocean was to see, for it...

  • My first instinct was that I wasn't going to like the Estrella Mountain community. There was not much too it. All I saw was, The Elliot Market drug store, a gas station, and houses. In mind that was really all there was and I didn't understand why my single mom wanted to settle here.  It has now...

  • In 2010 I left my home solo for the first time to embark on a new adventure. This adventure was called Sail Caribbean and the backdrop was the beautiful seascape of the British Virgin Islands. I learned more about myself on that journey than I ever dreamed possible and the experience changed my...

  • It’s time to pick where you want to go on a vacation! Where should you go? The Bahamas, Caribbean, Costa Rica? The answer is none of these places; you should decide to book your vacation to Lilburn, Georgia. I know what you’re thinking, Why do I want to go Lilburn, Georgia? Well that’s a very...

  • Having never been out of the contiguous United States in my fourteen years, I was extremely excited to hear that my family was going to, Culebra, an island off of Puerto Rico for spring break. My sister and I had had a steady diet of murky-watered beaches with brown sand, which had been fun but not...

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  • I wanted my trip to Spain with my high school Spanish class to be unforgettable. As a high school student who didn’t have a job, other than mowing my grandmother’s lawn, my first issue was financing the trip. I saved for a year, but I knew I would still have to be thrifty while in Spain. The...

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  •       Sarah Smith Society of American Travel Writers Scholarship 24 September, 2009 Traveling to the Desert Looking for an amazing place to travel? Arizona showed me the wonder of the desert. From Ohio to Phoenix, Arizona, we explored the some of the United States’ main attractions. During our trip...

  • I am passionate about languages. English. Spanish. Chinese. Italian. Greek. To be able to communicate with others from different cultures and backgrounds inspires me. In my philosophy, a language not yet learned is a stone unfortunately left unturned. The pursuit of mastering languages drives me....

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  • When I first heard I would be going to Panama to see my family, I have to admit I was worried. My mom often talked about her Panamanian cousins and the fun times they had together, but I wasn't so sure I would really connect with them the way she did. As soon as I stepped foot on the plane, panic...

  • Sometimes, when coming from a family that's had to work hard for everything they have, people become bitter and doubtful about life. Luckily, this hasn't happened to me just yet. My name is Jenece Reyes and I am currently a senior in high school. I come from a fairly large (and confusing) family....

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