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    When a kid wears a smile on their face from some act I have done, an incomparable explosion erupts in my world. The sense of joy and fulfillment tingles through every bone in my body. I have an illusion in my head that I can use this passion to make a difference in the world. I went to Ethiopia...

    Tags: Africa
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         We made our way down the darkend walkway to the dimly lit house on the corner. All that was heard was the slap of our feet hitting the concrete beneath us. Soon enough, my grandmother's beautifully decorated house began coming into view and sudden laughter echoed throughout the night sky. An...

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    Fantasize waking up hearing ocean waves clashing against the sea floor. Room service gently knocks on the door bringing a delicious hispanic brunch to your comfortable down plush bed. As you take the first bite, the food melts in your mouth like soft cotton candy.   Quietly, you tell yourself, '...

    Tags: Caribbean
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     When my parents first revealed to me that our family would be spending most of our winter vacation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I was admittedly less than pleased. A great deal of pre-conceived notions about the American Southwest plagued my mind and made it nearly impossible to be optimistic about...

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    My life has been excessively busy for a teenager and for a few years now, my parents promised me a “tropical vacation” once my college search concluded.That day finally came, and one Saturday, we visited a local travel agent and booked the vacation I had fantasized about.We traveled this past...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    El Porvenir, Baja California, Mexico. It's a small, poor town. A town with dirt roads and dilapidated houses, a town where it is more common to see a horse coming down the street rather than a car. There are more stray dogs than there are cows. There are two churches, one Catholic and one Christian...

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                  I never realized how much I enjoyed being with my family until we went on a family trip to Red River, New Mexico. Our trip was from December 29th 2007 to January 2nd 2008.  Everyone on my father’s immediate side of the family joined us. It is hard to get 29 people to go on an out of...

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    Suburbs of American cities have long been associated with dull strip malls, monotonous houses, and a dearth of unique, fun-filled activities. Few people consider suburban communities to be viable tourist destinations, but Rochester Hills, Michigan is a town that defies this perception.  The...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
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    It was the summer of 2007 and I had so much adrenaline pumping through me that I hadn’t slept in weeks. I, along with thirteen friends from church, had spent the previous year fund raising to help with the cost of a trip that will never be forgotten. It was the Nazarene Youth Conference of 2007....

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    With today’s efficiency in transportation, one could easily hop on a comfortable 737 in Dallas, take a long nap for approximately three and a half hours, and wake up in sunny San Diego; arriving with the most hectic of his or her time being spent in the process of going through security. But no...

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