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  • I arrived in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 28 2011 at 4:30 PM. I decided for the first time to do the Peach March that is held every year at Nezuk on July 11, 2011 to Potocari by the local memorial center. The Peace March started a little after the Srebrenica Genocide happened. The...

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  •                         In the summer of 2008, I had the opportunity to visit Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The slum is composed of over 1 million Kenyans, making it the largest slum in Africa. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is made up of about 3 million people, meaning that Kibera is about one-...

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  • Before Mauthausen, we were just a group of 48 rambunctious teenagers from New York on a trip half way around the world. After, we would never be the same again. I will never forget the day that I visited Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. The second my People to People tour group and I...

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  •       Many of the places I've been have only been within the United States, so it's easy to say that these places don't count, but when I was thirteen I went to Mexico to live with my grand parents for two months. Luckily enough for this essay I was actually truly changed and shaped from my...

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  • An avalanche of odd stares hit our traveling party as we marched through the sea of people busily strutting around the streets of New York City. Extravagantly ageless buildings loomed before us, and neon signs flashed out at us like sirens beckoning us into the deep abyss of materialism. We were...

  • This is my travel blog about a cruise that I went on with my immediate family as well as my extended family. We cruised on the Carnival cruise ship in November of 2007. Boarding from Florida with destinations to Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya, Roatan Island, and Nassau Bahamas. This cruise was...

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  • Founded in the 1780s as a courthouse village, Spartanburg, South Carolina, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a city with something for everyone.   QUARTER FINALIST 2013 FTF TEEN TRAVEL WRITING SCHOLARSHIP   Like history?  A great place to start your visit is Morgan...

  • “You mzungu”—the smile behind those first words spoken to me reaffirmed that I was supposed to be there.  According to one of my leaders, we, as “mzungus,” were “the circus in town” because the children had never seen white people before.   I never thought I would give up the majority of my summer...

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  •   Alaska             The Last Frontier, that is what I thought about Alaska, a remote, desolate, uninhabitable track of land.  This was, of course, before my trip.  I received the trip as a gift last for Christmas.  It was a cruise and because of that and I didn’t care where it went!  As...

  • Eireann go Brach! (Ireland forever) Vacations for me have been pretty plain so far. Myrtle Beach, grandma’s house, Millersburg, all those holidays were pretty normal. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy traveling to grandma’s house for some family fun, but my life was missing one really amazing trip....

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