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    Recently, I turned sixteen. When I got clothes and money, I smiled and said my thanks. And when I got an IOU for a trip to HARRY POTTER WORLD…I almost knocked the couch over while I ran around screaming. Needless to say, I reacted like any other sixteen-year-old girl would. Blogging Harry...

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    Of all the vacation resorts to which I have been, none compare to the majestic land of the Black Hills of South Dakota. In this beautiful country we found divine sunsets, complex creatures, and breath-taking landscapes. Visitors of this magnificent wonderland will unwillingly return home with life-...

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    Some days are always remembered, not because of the laughter or happiness, but because they changed your life forever. Touching poverty like never before, I had the privilege of being part of a volunteer project in the capital of Ethiopia. Words cannot describe what it was like to shake hands with...

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    My junior year of high school, all the choirs went to the most popular tourist destination in the United States, New York City (NYC). I have to say I was really excited to go somewhere out of state. The only place my family had gone was to Disney World when I was in fourth grade, which I...

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    I stared at it. What stood before me was utterly unexpected and made me reconsider the sanity of the human race. I had always known some of the Israelis were a little out of touch with the rest of the world, but this undoubtedly verified my theory.           Four meters tall. The tallest on the...

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    “Whew…sixteen hours on that plane…I’m so tired mom. When are we going to get to the hotel?” As excited as I was about finally arriving in Singapore, the jet lag was really sinking in. Having just finished my first year of high school, I was excited to take a break from it all. Singapore looked like...

    Tags: Asia, Singapore
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    It's summer time and we're boarding the plane that will take us to our connecting flight in Chicago.  I cannot sit still.  After two years apart I get to see one of my friends who is like a sister to me.  We met in 2006 when I participated in the Ulster Project.  Gillian was the girl that stayed...

    Tags: Europe
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    Imagine taking in the bustle of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower. Imagine the sights and sounds of a bullfight in Ronda...Imagine sitting in a bonnet and bloomers around a campfire in the middle of the prairie. Honorable Mention 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Spending a week on a wagon...

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    It was obvious the moment I walked out of the airport that I was nowhere near Texas. The relentless heat of Houston had been replaced by a cooler, more forgiving breeze and the aroma of newly fallen rain. This was to be my home for the next seven weeks. Luckily, Cambridge, Massachusetts was one of...

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    It was more than a dream... My plane had just landed into Charles de Gaulle after an eight hour plane ride. It was now midday in the city of lights and I only had a little amount of time to explore. Yet, being clumsy me, I bumped into a person within the first half hour of landing, but instead...

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