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    After finally graduating High School and a Cosmetology Program my family decided I needed a vacation. My family owns a house in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico in a close community called La Cholla, and on June 4th we all got in the car for our four hour road trip. But before we actually hit the road I...

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    The most essential item for a woman climbing 19,340 ft Mount Kilimanjaro is the Sani-Fem Freshette Feminine Urinary Director sold for $22.95 on www.REI.com. I had done lots of hiking in the Colorado Rockies before I departed on my school sponsored Kilimanjaro expedition at age seventeen but that...

    Tags: Africa, Exploring
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    The car nosed its way onto the narrow road, and my heart sank into my stomach.  The “road” in question was a thin ribbon of faded asphalt that made its subsistent path along the spine of a jagged ridge that protruded abruptly from an equally-harsh valley, the bottom of which couldn’t be seen.  The...

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        Sin City. Better known as Las Vegas, Nevada, this city possess that nickname for a reason. This city is notoriously known as being “only fun if you’re over 21,” and there’s no question about that. With its endless array of alcoholic beverages and rows upon rows of slot machines, there...

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         Driving past Rice Park on a winter evening is one of the most inviting sights you could ever see. The trees are festooned with magical twinkling lights that illuminate ice sculptures on the ground below. Laughter and music float through the air, and draws our eyes to the ice rink across the...

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    Tags: Caribbean
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      I stood at the pinnacle of the mountain, full of awe the marvelous view. From behind me, I heard Art, our teacher, announce, “From here you can see both the highest and lowest points in the continental U.S! Mount Whitney is over there,” he declared, pointing at the tallest mountain in sight,...

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    Last summer I took a cruise to the Caribbean with my grandma and my little sister Becca. We had a great time. We got to zip line in Haiti, climb Dunns River Falls in Jamaica, swim with dolphins in Grand Cayman, and lounge around on the beaches of Cozumel, Mexico. We also got to explore an amazing...

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     There are places in this world that are taken for granted. We hear of them in stories, and see them in movies, but never really understand their significance. It’s common for the average American to leave the country at least once in their life, and this privilege is rarely treated as such...

    Tags: Europe
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    Until the age of sixteen I had no inkling that I was a spoiled American teenager, who took basic necessities for granted. One who thought that a computer was a necessity, who thought that life would be miserable without a cell phone, who thought wasting water wasn’t a disaster, and who thought that...

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