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    In the summer of 2005, a friend of mine came home from Costa Rica. She told me many stories, and it seemed every moment had been extraordinary. She told me, 'The group I went with is taking a trip next year to Lima, Peru. You should go!' After lots of deliberating with my parents, I was finally...

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    Tags: Pacific
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    The anticipation of finally arriving at your vacation spot seems to grow as the month, week, day, hour, minute & second near. I won't forget the way the way I felt and the excitement that seemed to be racing through my body on our final train ride to our destination. Vernazza, Italy. I didn't...

    Tags: Europe, Vacations
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    "Now these are called 'hoodoos'," calls the guide of our horse-back tour of Bryce Canyon in Utah.  "Hoodoos" are tall stacks of rock that have been formed through ice-wedging, something my family and I had never heard of before our road trip to the Southwest region of the United States.  My...

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    Life can get busy for both teens and parents. It’s important to take time away from work and school to spend time together as a family. The Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida is the perfect place to do just that. This luxurious hotel features 277 guest rooms including 40 suites, two...

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    I know people always say that the Grand Canyon is vast, ginormous, but I took those words lightly. I believed them but didn't have the imagination to conjur up an image of a huge HOLE in this Earth. So when I heard that our next summer road trip was headed towards the Grand Canyon, I didn't think...

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                     Travel is a funny thing.  It can make you or break you.  From personal experience I must say that some people are just not cut out with traveling anywhere too distant from their homely suburb or culdesac.  Travel can throw people completely out of their element, force them to think...

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    Every morning I opened up my bedroom door to the spectacular view of high tide crashing into el camino palmero, as I like to call it. As shown in the video, the view of the waves at the end of this walk was breathtaking. But some mornings were a little less quiet. My very first day I woke up to...

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      Two weeks ago, I took one of the most important trips I will ever take as a soon-to-be senior in high school…college visits. Most of us cringe at the thought of spending days with our parents at unknown places trying to make you decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. I was one of...

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    The idea of “small-town America” comes loaded with stereotype – one image that often comes to mind is that of the provincial, isolated hamlet overrun with fast food chains and big box stores. It's been said that America has lost the true meaning of a small town, twisting the term to describe...

    Tags: California, USA

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