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    In the summer of 2008, my family and I spent ten fabulous days and 900 miles touring the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan, dipping our toes in three of the five North American Great Lakes, and taking in majestic scenery. On July 19th, we flew from KCIAirport to Flint, Michigan. In our rented...

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    Graffiti, rundown buildings, and lunar landscape engulfed my eyes as I ventured along the islands. I was not expecting to see any of those features at all! My family and I traveled to Hawaii in July of 2012. Not having been there before, we were expecting a lush, green place everywhere. As we...

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                For spring break my mom and I went to San Miguel, El Salvador. El Salvador is just at tiny country of the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is a tropical country meaning it is very hot and humid.             When we got there the only thing you could feel was the heat and the humidity, it...

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    On the first day of July, I traveled with my cousins to see my aunt’s family in Georgia. On the four hour drive there, I thought about befriending my cousin, Alecsis’s brother. I’ve always felt there’s been a misunderstanding and awkward feeling when we’re together and I wanted to fix that, but...

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    When I was first presented with the idea, I never thought I would actually get to go. It seemed so surreal to me, so unlike anything I had ever done, that I wasn't sure if I wanted to hope for it at all. I hate asking for anything from my parents; they already send me to a private school and ensure...

    Tags: Europe
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    I finally understood the meaning of “Great Britain” this June. Britain truly is great. I would also describe it as educating, awe-inspiring, beautiful, and supremely life-changing, however those adjectives alone do not come near to covering my experience, but I will try my very best to produce a...

    Tags: Europe
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                   Where would you go if you want be outdoors, ride roller coasters, eat delicious food, have some funnel cake, and scream your heart out? I’d say Six Flags!  And that’s exactly where I went with my family this summer in California.                We drove all the way from Arizona...

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    My best days of vacation were spent in a tropical place near the equator with conditions of unbearable heat. It is out of the country, outside of the United States; in fact, it is located on the continent right below, South America. A whole different culture exists, and thoughts of new ways of...

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    The eighteen flights of precipitous, stone steps soar upwards, a 5000-foot ladder into the clouds. On overcast days the effect is eerie: just yards ahead, the path is hidden in swirling mist. There is the burbling of streams, the shade of aged junipers, the sweet, damp air tinged with incense from...

    Tags: Asia, Exploring
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    The car barely touched me, the driver obviously having no regard for pedestrians that attempted to cross the street. To him, arriving at his destination was far more important than the safety of those outside the car. Most New Yorkers were impatient in this way, including me. I grew up in the Bronx...

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