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    Ever since I first had a taste of traveling, I’ve had wanderlust. My parents and I have been lucky enough to explore many states on vacations; this summer I had the privilege to discover the majestic sights in Alaska. We stayed in Dimond Center Hotel in Anchorage our first night. This hotel was...

  • As the plane leaves the runway, I look down at the Chicago skyline below me. The skyscrapers comfort me with their developed construction and urban characteristics. When clouds mask my view, I settle into my seat, hoping that I made the right decision to travel to the country of Latvia.    When I...

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    I awoke to clamoring sounds on the rowdy bus.  It became increasingly evident we were approaching our intended destination, as the scenery was devoid of familiar architecture.  We were surrounded by a landscape of barren, brown trees.  Despite their appearance, leafless branches arched upward as if...

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    It was inevitable: That day was the day I would declare a war on white folding chairs and the shape of a curve.  Or so was my thought as I stood in the backyard of my aunt Joanie’s house in Virginia, prepping for a wedding to take place the next day. The war had begun; I could feel a cold stare...

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    "Miss?  Time to wake up!  We will be landing shortly!"  I groggily opened my eyes to find a tall, Lufthansa airline stewardess standing beside me.  Confused, I quickly reacquainted myself with my surroundings; I was on a large 747 Lufthansa airplane, on my way to begin a 10-day excursion through ...

    Tags: Europe
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    From my aunt’s hillside cabin in Silver Gate, Montana I could hear the strums of a guitar in the children’s park below.  My dad had already set up our chairs in the lawn so we could enjoy the music of a country band on the Fourth of July. I grabbed my camera and headed down the hill looking...

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    The excitement bubbled over the butterflies and nervousness as the plane took a rough landing into HeathrowAirport. I was about to begin the journey I was lucky enough to chose myself. When I turned seventeen my grandparents asked where the one place I would like to visit was, and told me that they...

    Tags: Europe
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     Normally when you ask someone where they last traveled to you get quirky answers like “Walmart” or even stupid answers like “the moon!” In the summer of 2008, I went somewhere a little different. Not very many Americans can say they’ve been to both New Zealand and Australia. I had the honor of...

    Tags: Pacific
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      As I stood at the terminal awaiting the flight’s departure, a thought occurred to me: what have I gotten myself into? See, I’m a California girl who has never done anything remotely close to being associated with the outdoors, and here I was standing in the Oakland airport in anticipation of an...

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    I am Hispanic, but never had I let it define me. This is partially because I was born and raised in Texas and was never given the opportunity to know what 'Hispanic' meant. It was just as school let out during my junior year that my mother advised me I had short of a week to pack -- we were taking...

    Tags: Caribbean

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