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    I was not ready for this. I mean, come on! I was going to be separated from my boyfriend, all my friends, and anyone I even just KNEW for an entire week and a half! How lame. I was sort of excited, but I did not want to let it show as I said my final goodbyes to my friends. So, Day 1. We drove to...

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    July 13, 2010 and my trip begins. I awake at 2:00 a.m. for the road trip of a lifetime. My family and I hit the road for Raleigh, N.C. where I will meet up with my USA team for 3 days of intense training before flying over to Sweden. The early morning hours do not let me see much of the countryside...

    Tags: Europe
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    The trip began as multiple performances but ended as an eye-opening experience. I sat quietly in the Chicago Airport—a reserved 14-year-old girl high school freshman awaiting a plane flight to Switzerland. Next to me stood the enormous string bass that I was to wheel around European jazz...

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    At the end of every 'Indiana Jones's' movie, Jones and his team ride off into the sunset. If chance has ever taken you on an adventure, you would know how Jones's feels, speeding home towards the sunlight. You are a changed person, your view of the world is a bit less skewed from experiencing just...

    Tags: Africa
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    Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship               About eight months ago, I took the most memorable trip of my life to Washington, D.C.               About eight months ago, I took the most memorable trip of my life to Washington, D.C. with the most unique people...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
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    America is a place like no other. I was born and raised here, but my curiosity leads me to search. I wondered what life would be like without the amenities and protection of the States. I wondered if the grass is really greener on the other side.             In my junior year of high school, an...

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    Finding France and England                 Over spring break in 2008, I accompanied my high school French Club on a trip abroad. Our itinerary included visiting two European countries, France and England. Our first destination was Paris, France, and it was here that my first difficulty ensued. Upon...

    Tags: Europe
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    “Much have I traveled in the realms of gold.” When John Keats read Chapman’s Homer, he felt as if he was actually traveling; I feel as if I am learning about myself. I have a passion for travel. Everywhere I have been has led me to a new and fulfilling discovery about myself and helped me develop...

    Tags: Asia
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    The benevolent and unselfish nature of Mother Earth has given every human being something to cherish and worship. In India, the concept of displaying one’s devotion to a natural force or existence symbolizes the harmony, connectivity, and unity between man and the wonderful world. It is said that...

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    Tags: Asia

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