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    Mmmmmm....The fresh smell of funnel cake with loads of powered sugar makes your tastes scream with excitement.Sounds of children running up and down the sunny boardwalk, as if the heat was nothing to them. Tens, hundreds, thousands tread across the boardwalk of Atlantic City everyday, absorbing the...

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    My family loves to travel. As long as I can remember, my parents have had a serious case of wanderlust. For almost two decades, my family has constantly been planning and going on our own little adventures, whether it was a weekend at a local campground, a two week road trip to Arizona and...

    Tags: Pacific
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      “Now remember,” my uncle instructed as he disappeared into the back of the car. “Water is essential for hiking trips.” As he proceeded to stuff our backpacks with bottled water, I surveyed my surroundings. We were standing in the Fenghua Hotel parking lot in Dali, China. The sunshine felt...

    Tags: Asia
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    One year ago I would have confidently declared traveling was simply not my cup of tea.  I’d never really traveled, but disliked traveling.  I would have confidently declared I had no desire to ever leave the country.  I might have even admitted being a little scared.  One year ago, I was content to...

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    Soccer is a big deal in Germany, the national pastime.  And although I knew this before I spent three weeks in Tübingen, Germany, as part of a German-American Partnership Program exchange, I didn’t understand the full scope of soccer in Germany until one special evening.          During my stay...

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    I spent seven days this summer in Lares, Puerto Rico, building an altar for the International Bible Baptist church—a trip sponsored by my church in Warminster, Pennsylvania. We flew out of Philadelphia at 7 a.m. and landed in San Juan at 11:30 that morning. The weather was rainy -- dark clouds...

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    During the summer of 2009-2010, I discovered a summer program that focused on researching marine mammals.  When I looked into the camp, I found out that only nine students were chosen to go, and this year the group would be going to Round Island here in Alaska.  Naturally, I was intrigued and...

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    The tickets had been purchased. The plans had been finalized. It was time to pack my bags and head across the country for my older brother’s wedding. At last, I would get to leave the humid confines of my home in Rochester Hills, Michigan, and celebrate in the bright sunshine of San Jose,...

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    Before I left for a month in France on exchange, a sixty-year old friend of the family gave me a list of musts for the twelve days I would be spending in Paris. Amongst the dozen or so suggestions, one name stuck out – La Maison du Chocolat. Along with the location, she had given me two pieces of...

    Tags: Europe

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