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    Traveling to Costa Rica opened my eyes to an entirely new world. I never thought I could learn so much about myself and about another country in such a short time. I went on this adventure through a program in my high school and worked extremely hard to fund the entire trip.   My fellow travelers...

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    The breeze flutters through my hair as I gaze at the Caribbean from the high vantage point of my father’s balcony. The beauty and serenity of Santa Marta washes over me. A Dole boat slowly passes, its massive frame cutting through the turquoise waters. Below on the powdery, white beach a young boy...

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    Her breathing was short and staggered.  She hated heights and the plane ride was not a good experience for her.  The thoughts of being suspended in midair, and of what could happen if there was one small malfunction with the engine, terrified my eleven year old sister.  Although we are only two...

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      When I first embarked to a land new and strange Everyone told me that my life would change. I brushed off the comments and said mildly, “It’s just a vacation. I’ll still come back me.” But no matter how badly I want to be right Their words to this day come back with a bite. I did come back...

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    New wedge heels: check. Suntan: check. Large cup of coffee: double check. Last night was going to be perfect. After seventeen years of coming to Orange Beach, AL, this was going to be the first night that my parents were letting me go out by myself. Well...myself, my thirteen-year-old sister, and...

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    Tavarone is a tiny village nestled in the breathtaking, tree covered mountains of Italy and a destination on the Classics of Europe trip from People to People. People to People is a student ambassador program started by President Eisenhower to promote “peace through understanding” between young...

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                I desperately read the signs posted around the Newark Liberty International Airport as I tried to navigate to the gate I was supposed to be waiting at. My parents had said their good-byes before sending me through security, leaving me to survive on my own in the vast, unfamiliar...

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    A two week trip to the slums of the Dominican Republic might not sound like the ideal summer vacation for a fifteen year old girl, but for me, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was part of a team that consisted of fifteen teen girls, three teen guys, two female leaders, and my Youth Pastor...

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           Over the past few years, my family has been affected by the recession in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. As a result, we were desperate for a relaxing vacation that would fit into a budget. This led us to choose a road trip vacation from California to the serene and peaceful...

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    With a staggering length of over two kilometers and a surface water flow twice the amount of Niagara falls, the Iguazu Falls are one of the largest groups of waterfalls on planet Earth.  In December 2011, I had the honor of visiting this natural wonder of the world.  I stayed at the Sheraton...

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