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    Being a military child, I get the opportunity to travel quite a bit. I have visited all over the world, lived in exciting places, and taken many vacations to places I never thought I would. Out of all the vacations that I have taken, my favorite was to Garmisch, Germany. It was five years ago, in...

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    I have been returning to China every summer since I was nine. The first year, I went with a summer camp and noticed quickly that I was homesick. After all the fun and games with my peers, I sat in my room and cried helplessly, thinking I would never get through the summer.   But the next year,...

    Tags: Asia
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    The brilliant sun almost blinded me that first day. Walking out of the airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, my senses were bombarded by the glare and the heat. Modern buildings were interspersed with towering trees, creating a wood and metal jungle that loomed above the crowded city streets...

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    On Febuary 18, 2012 I took the trip of a lifetime. As corny as that sounds, I could not phrase this experience in a more truthful way. An old teacher of mine, seven classmates, and myself traveled to Honduras for an entire week. During our stay we made friends, life long memories, and most...

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    In the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is a city that was oncenicknamed the Lumber Queen of the Mid-West; this city is Muskegon. It obtained this nickname because of its resources, such as dense forests and Lake Michigan. Muskegon's fun attractions are not limited to only its environment, but...

    Tags: Michigan, USA
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    In April 2011 I traveled to Costa Rica with my aunt and her non-profit organization Finding Mona Lisa. When I first arrived there I almost got robbed by this man at the airport. Luckily my aunt was there to stop him. Immediately I was amazed with the scenery, there were palm trees all around the...

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    '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...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    A woman walks along the side of the road, a baby is tied tightly on her back with a cloth, and she clutches another closely to her bosom. She smiles brightly as the bus screeches to a stop. The women flashes another brilliant smile as the bus doors swing open. It's a long haul several miles...

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    For two weeks in the summer of 2006, I went to Cali, Colombia. From my visit there, I discovered that it is nothing like the United States. My first night there, it was warm, and there seemed to be a celebration going on not too far from my family’s home. There were drums and lights; it was...

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    When I first found out that I would be vacationing in Haiti, I had mixed emotions. Visiting exotic locations is one of my passions, but the idea of spending three weeks in isolated villages had me second guessing the trip’s initial appeal. However, the fact that I would be spending most of the...

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