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  • River by the condo

    The summer after my freshman year of high school my parents, my cousin Rance and I were all headed to Salida, Colorado for vacation.  We were going to go river rafting the next day and I was worried. This was the first year we were going to raft a level five section of the Arkansas River which is...

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    Las Vegas? Whatever!The alarm is set for 3:00 AM. The taxi is coming to pick us up at 3:45 to go to the airport. Who would choose such an hour to travel? 'But,' my mom says, 'We'll have the entire day if we leave early.' We're going to Las Vegas for our vacation. It's August. It will be very hot in...

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    In February, I went on a three day cruise to the Bahamas for my friend Stephanie’s 16th birthday. As soon as we got on the Carnival Imagination, we went up to the pool deck to check out the pool and enjoy the music. The food was delicious and we could tell that we were going to have a ton of fun...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • CIMG2064

      My family usually relaxes on summer vacation, such as going to Hawaii, Tahoe, or Mexico.  Yet strangely, my mother decided we should go to Japan the summer before my sophomore year. I am full Japanese-American and am the fifth generation in the United States. Also, I can speak zero words in...

    Tags: Asia
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              I always thought that when people go on vacation, they escape troubles at home, get away from the nagging at work, and want to get alone time.  Everyone tends to go somewhere extravagent and blisfull, and expect to have the best time wherever they are.  I was one of those people; this...

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    I am a 3rd generation American, and it wasn’t until I went to Procida, an island off the coast of Naples, Italy, that I truly gained pride for my Italian heritage. I had never been to Italy before, and when my parents planned a trip to go on a Mediterranean Cruise, I was ecstatic. We visited...

    Tags: Europe
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    Two summers ago, on a safari through Tanzania, I visited an elementary school.  Twelve of us, all American, climbed down from the bus and filed into a small schoolhouse. High pitched voices filled the room, hands clapped, feet stomped, and thirty children sang before us.  The words were in...

    Tags: Africa
  • 189_0

    After an all afternoon trip from Ohio to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, my entire missions group and I were happy to finally enter the city at eleven in the evening. We'd spent the whole afternoon napping and by this time, had become restless. Upon entering the area, our excitement was soon snuffed...

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    World Youth Day is when teens from all over the world come together to have Mass with the Pope. I attended World Youth Day in 2008 in Sydney, Australia with my Parish Teen Group. There were 223,000 registered pilgrims from 170 nations, making it the largest gathering in Australia.  This amazing...

    Tags: Pacific
  • Haley2

    Last Christmas my grandparents gave me a pink nametag for a suitcase with no explanation, and that gift began my life changing adventure. At the beginning of the summer, my grandmother and grandfather took my sister and me to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Our first destination was Bryce...

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