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  • Many adventures bring miraculous experiences and unforgettable memories to an individual. These events are capable of marking a person’s life and recognize the start of a new beginning. Interacting with another culture is a very difficult task, there are a diverse amount of beliefs and people view...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The whole vacation started because of a quip from my cousin Becky (no actual blood relation, but as far as I’m concerned you don’t have to be related to be family): “We should all go on a cruise together for spring break.” After over a year of debating whether or not a cruise would be affordable...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It's a long drive to Santa Cruz, and after any long drive there are three things I want -- quiet, real food, and a chair that stands still. I got the food part. "Family get together" takes on a new meaning with the Ryan family.   I should have known it from the minute I stepped out of the car at...

  • History, it’s always been a subject I loved. I looked forward to class every day, excited to learn something new about our country’s past. I was-and still am-an active participant in class, putting in my opinion on any subject we had talked about. I was so obsessed with the class that my 8th grade...

  • Every day I hear friends complain about their parents; every day I listen to it without having something to add. I may be the only sixteen-year-old I know that would enjoy taking a ten day road trip with my mom, but that doesn't change the fact that it was the greatest time of my life. For years...

  • 'The diversity of Mexico will appeal to your sense of discovery,' reads the Apple Vacations website and I have to agree. The Mexico I visited three years ago was indeed diverse. Of course, as my mother, who traveled to Mexico City in the 1980s, would remind me, we were caught up in the touristy...

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  • The British Museum of London is world-renowned for its beautiful collection of artifacts, gleaned from the old British Empire’s many territories and conquests. The building itself is imposing as well: high ceilings, gleaming white stone, the famous Rotunda. But, as my family and I were soon to...

  •    I went to South Korea in February 2009. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. I went with my hip hop dance team, called DC Tribe. Only nine girls got chosen to go, and I was one of the lucky ones. Me and my teammates were a family, and I couldn’t imagine any group better to go with...

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  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } */ They had not been there since 1992. The year the war started. The year I was born. It lived in mystery, this house. That fateful year, my grandparents abruptly cut their visits to Dragunja, the...

    Tags: Europe
  •    One week without phones, ipods, or internet had me worried!  How was I supposed to survive!  My youth group was headed to the Dominican Republic to help add classrooms to a school.  The trip was planned through an organization called Unto Inc., and we weren’t allowed to bring any electronic...

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