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    With all the controversy over the Israeli- Palestinian problem, no one ever really gets to see what Israel looks like without the epithet of war. Israel is not what you would call a tourist attraction, but I still traveled there last summer. After 20 excruciating hours of flying, the plane finally...

    Tags: Africa
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    In the spring of 2008, I traveled to the south of France and northern Italy with my mother, aunt, two cousins, and a friend.  I looked forward to the majestic cathedrals and castles, the landscapes, French and Italian boys, and shopping. But what I dreamed about the most was food, glorious, food!...

    Tags: Europe
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    Have you ever taken a family vacation in which you've already been to the place before? Well, that was this trip- but inside of thinking "Are you serious," I was psyched! Sure the trip was for my brother's baseball tournament in Cooperstown Home of the All-American Game, New York. The experience...

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                One year ago, I never thought that I would spend the best week of my life abroad.  Along with four friends, two girls who I had never met before, and our Spanish teacher, I travelled to Spain.  I was fortunate enough to have a phenomenal Spanish instructor.  Before leaving, she...

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    My ears perked up at hearing a shrill sound.  I glanced up to see a red-faced security guard blowing a whistle and waving his arms wildly in my direction, yelling in rapid Spanish.  I got the feeling that I should probably not be inching closer to take pictures of the llamas and alpacas that were...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    I have taken martial arts classes for 13 years, and have been a black belt for 4 years. In the summer of 2007, a partner kung fu school invited our school to go to China for a month. We were thrilled at this opportunity; thirteen students, two parents, and one teacher left Chicago on an exciting...

    Tags: Asia
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            This past June, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the largest Bahamian island, Andros Island, on a school trip. With a population of only about eight-thousand people, the beauty of nature really presented itself on this island and in the reefs, looking almost untouched by humans...

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    The last place I imagined being that morning was locked away from civilization, screaming for help, fighting to escape, knowing that every breath I took may very well be my last. Well at least that is what it felt like. I was locked in an outhouse on the Tuckahoe Outdoor Education Trip, in the...

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    In the fall of 2009, my parents and I took a cruise in the Mediterranean Sea for 12 days, stopping at 9 different ports in 5 different countries. I always have a great time on cruises, but I knew that this one would be even more amazing due to the different stops we were making. My family flew...

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    Castles, Cathedrals and Cats, oh my! If there were three things that my trip this past summer had plenty of, those would definitely be at the top of the list. Where do you ask, was the land that possessed a multitude of such treasures? Spain was the destination for my group from Dallas, Oregon,...

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