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    Where in the world can you find 842 miles of subway track, 12,700 licensed taxis, 18,600 eating establishments, and about, oh, 8,008,278 people? It could only be "The City that Never Sleeps", "The Big Apple", "The City of the World"- New York City, New York. I was lucky enough to take a trip to...

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    I had been bugging my dad to take me to Ireland for years. After learning thatmy great great grandfather, John Tobin, had come from Ireland to the U.S. I gained a growing anticipation to learn more about my family history. The library served as my only alternative to experiencing my ancestor’s...

    Tags: Europe
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    I stared at the 83,338 ton ship sitting in the waters of Port Canaveral. It seemed like the only way it could have been built was with magic and pixie dust. The Mickey Mouse shapes on its smoke stacks seemed to be a promise of fun, sun and Disney dreams. Our magical trip on the Disney Magic started...

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    Everyone is born into a family with already established characteristics. Some kids are born to dads that are addicted to baseball while others are born to moms who are still in love with John Travolta. There is nothing we can do to change the surroundings we are born into; however we do have the...

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    On Friday, August 8th, 2008, I went to the upper east coast.  Yes, I am referring to Boston, home of Pahl Reveah, Fenway Pahk, and Cheahs.  This vacation was more exciting for me than past vacations because I was traveling with my aunt instead of my family.  Freedom and independence were thriving...

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    On May 26, 2012, my senior class of twenty-six people set out for Garden City South Carolina for our senior trip. When most people think of the term "Senior Trip", partying, drinking and many other outlandish things come to mind. As high school seniors we want to have one last blowout party with...

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    Jamaica's soft sand and crystal clear water are the things most people look forward to when visiting the beautiful island, but not me. My family vacation to Jamaica was one I will never forget. We spent our time in the hills of the island, where the people of Jamaica really live. We didn't stay in...

    Tags: Caribbean
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       Most girls celebrate their sixteenth birthday with a sleepover, at the skating rink, or by picking out a car; I was extremely blessed to spend my birthday on the length of the Great Wall of China eating chocolate cake! In the summer of 2007, my family and I ventured to Beijing to explore the...

    Tags: Asia
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    Day 1 of my Social Studies class tour to China I planned to explore Beijing  - shopping and eating scorpions and snakes on sticks at the night market. Instead, I’m asking for water and toilet paper through thick double-layered glass in a Beijing hospital quarantine ward. My unexpected detour began...

    Tags: Asia
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       I have been blessed with an incredible mom and dad. Because I’m an only child, we have become very tight-knit in the past seventeen years. My parents are my closest friends. Of the many enriching gifts they have given me throughout my life, possibly the most impacting has been the traveling...

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