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    The cool breeze flickers in the air, momentarily relieving my skin from the scorching sun. As we follow our tour guide, I notice how perfectly the tree’s green leaves complement the blue sky. I snap a picture with one thought in my mind: this place is too peaceful to be a concentration camp. I...

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    The pungent smell of pine was strong in the air. The firm earth gave slightly as I ascended the slope. The trees towered up into the heavens and the lush canopy swallowed the velvety sky.  It was mid afternoon and the temperature had dropped noticeably. A dense fog rolled across the green meadows...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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    I was a young Canadian- raised 14 year old journeying for the first time to the great United States. May I add that no, I was not traveling by plane but by coach bus… for three days. Where may you ask would this long journey take me? Well that’s for you to discover, shall we begin our journey...

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    Uncertainty….. Excitement….. Confusion…. Anxiety…..Optimism…. I was flooded with emotion as the Excursion idled into the vacant parking lot. My heart was pounding, and I wasn’t breathing. After a huge gulp of air, I refocused myself and tried to get control over my nerves. The car sat stationary,...

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    There! I saw it, right behind those trees!," came the excited outburst of my younger brother. "Where? I don't see it," replied my mother as she attempted to catch a glimpse of the sighting with her camera.             I too glanced through my window but all I could capture was the setting sun...

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    I can't ultimately change the way I am, nor do I want to. But this trip -- it opened my eyes to a side of myself, one I was unaware of. Previously satisfied with living in my room, closed off and confined, I would classify myself as a hermit. Soon enough, opportunity came knocking -- literally....

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    Santa Cruz, California, is a fun, exciting and adorable little town on the ocean. There are many privately run beach shops, sea food resturants and the very famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk! With the right company and a pleasant hotel, my trip to Santa Cruz has probably been the greatest I've been on...

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    We left for Tuscany, Italy on the night of my dad's birthday. The flight was at night and I planned on sleeping the entire way there since I had never taken an eight hour long flight and was very nervous. When we landed in Italy it felt like an eternity until they let us leave the plane, I could...

    Tags: Europe
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    I am sitting in the right bucket seat of our lipstick-red Ford Wind Star minivan. The first seven of the twenty-plus hour trek from Chesapeake to Branson, Missouri have been slightly less than excruciating. My little siblings remain content--- for the moment: the two little ones (affectionately...

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    When I try and think of my favorite travel experience, my mind goes numb and I’m forced to ride through various memories that include cute accents, long car rides, short plane rides and eclectic restaurants. Normally, the feeling of adventure that returns is soon shattered when I look down and...

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