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    As I stepped out of the airport the cold air licked my legs. This is not a place for shorts I thought to myself. Summer in London was nothing like the summer in the US and this destination, our last of three, was about 40 degrees colder. I’m just glad that at least I was the one who had checked...

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    The trip to Austin was exciting, funny, loud, emotional, and hot. After working our way to the top in Area, our Percussion Ensemble received the gold medal and the green light to advance to State. Aside from the fact that on the way to Austin the buses broke down in 100 degree weather, the...

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    I am sitting in the right bucket seat of our lipstick-red Ford Wind Star minivan. The first seven of the twenty-plus hour trek from Chesapeake to Branson, Missouri have been slightly less than excruciating. My little siblings remain content--- for the moment: the two little ones (affectionately...

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    When I first moved to Jacksonville, Florida at the age 12, I didn’t know what to expect at all. I never imagined that it would be a city where I could grow, potentially attend a top notch college, make friends from around the world, and be in the center of a cultural hub of music, festivals, and...

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    The wait was over. After more than a year of endless fundraisers, meetings and Japanese lessons, we were on our way.  We were a motley crew of six awkward teenagers and seven adults, traveling as a friendship delegation to Tsushima, Japan, where we would stay for five days, before going on to...

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    I have taken many great vacations with my family, but the vacation that we took in March of 2012 changed my life forever.  My parents booked our Spring Break vacation from March 10 – 17, 2012 with Celebrity Cruises and we sailed for the first time on the luxurious Celebrity Eclipse with my brother...

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    Whenever I told someone I was going on a cruise, they would look at me in jealousy.  Everyone wants to go on a cruise; they want to eat, sleep, basically not have any obligations for the five days you are inaccessible by anyone who might “need” to speak with you.  However, as jealous as someone may...

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    Most people would write a blog about their hometown or a foreign place like London or Paris. I have chosen a place that is hidden and unknown to many. It is a place that I feel at home and that I visit every year. White Cloud, Kansas is a small, rural town in the northeastern corner of Kansas,...

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    Hey there! My name is Alexis and I currently reside in New York City. I've lived here all of my life and it is a pretty astonishing place. I've lived in East Harlem but I enjoy downtown Manhattan more. Everything down there is just so full of life. Times Square is pretty much the main hangout...

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    It’s not often that people get married. It’s even rarer when it’s Hari, my Canadian-born cousin marrying Brynn, his college sweetheart. When they announced their engagement, my family was thrilled. We gushed about their wedding for months, fantasizing about the floral arrangements, and the Jordan...

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