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  •   In the summer of 2011 my family and I took our traditional trip to Orlando, Florida. Every year we go there to “escape reality” for a few days. I was super excited! When we got there we were hungry so we stopped at Taco Bell to grab a bite to eat. I noticed as we walked in an older Caucasian...

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    Tags: Asia
  • “ Hazme un favor y vaya al Alto de Tabor.” I foolishly accepted the task before even knowing what I was getting into. However, it was my mother’s wish, and whatever she wanted, I would fulfill, as I had three weeks to do what she hadn’t in twenty years. I was thousands of miles away from home...

  • I never thought I would ever go to Prague and I had never even heard of Terezin. “People that grow up here don’t get opportunities like this Jasmine” or “Like they would ever choose someone like you” is all I ever heard when I told people about the festival Of Tolerance in Terezin and about Prague...

    Tags: Europe
  • After eight hours of sitting in a cramped space we arrived in London. As we crawled through security, I thought of Europe’s promises: meeting my family from different parts of the world, exploring the legends of Scotland, and getting to try fish and chips! The reunion kicked off with a dinner...

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  • From September 13, 2008 until June 28, 2009 I was a part of a foreign exchange program called the Aspect Foundation. For the ten-month duration of my junior year of high school, I was welcomed into a family of four from the small pueblo of La Almunia de Doña Godina (Zaragoza), Spain. While there I...

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  • Normal 0 0 1 525 2998 24 5 3681 11.1282 0 0 0 /*-->*/ My Girl Scout troop of 13 years had been deliberating over the idea of an international tripsince middle school, and by sophomore year we had decided on a destination: Costa Rica.  Specifically, a remote village named Colonía Libertád,...

  •      Ever since I was in the fourth grade when I first read about Cleopatra I had always wanted to go to Egypt. The pictures of the ancient pyramids and the temples and hieroglyphics always fascinated me. So when my mom finally bought the tickets to go on a 10 day tour, I was ecstatic. The only...

    Tags: Africa
  •   From June 26-28, 2008, my church’s youth group went camping at Sturgeon Lake. We stayed at a private cabin owned by our youth leader, Neil Magill. When we arrived, the guys pitched their tents. Being the only girls, Maggie and I claimed the rundown “cabin”, which had no heating or electricity…or...

  •             Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places...

    Tags: Exploring, USA

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