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  • My trip to Barbados in the summer of 2011 was without a doubt, one of the best trips I have ever experienced in my life. Barbados, the birth country of super-star Rihanna, the well-known cricketer Sir Garry Sobers, as well as the birthplace of my own father, is praised for its beaches, nature,...

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  • The sun dried the sticky layer of salt that coated my skin. I looked out at the sparkling water. Who knew what mysteries lurked underneath the beautiful surface? Costa Rica was a mystery and I felt like Nancy Drew. “Let’s go down under!” said my instructor, Jean-Paul, with a mild Costa Rican accent...

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  • It was our family's first two-day hike, and we were well prepared. Which is to say we had three backpacks full of sleeping bags, a large tent and tarp, as well as water bottles, a dozen cans of Spam, some beans, and a big bag full of various nuts. We drove up to Lake Moraine from the Lake Louise...

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  • One lazy afternoon in June I was moping around my house in Central Florida, trying to escape the blazing 100 degree summer heat. Trying to find a cure for my chronic boredom, I heard my mother making an announcement. She’d been talking about how she wanted to go up north to visit some relatives,...

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  •                  When my mom first told me that we were going to my uncles wedding in Culebra, Puerto Rico, I was beyond psyched. I had never traveled any further than a couple hundred miles from my home in Alabama, much less traveled overseas to a Spanish-speaking culture. Just the thought of it...

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  • This summer my family and I spent several days in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I strongly recommend going there if you are looking for a fun, exciting vacation or just some time to relax. Colorado Springs has something for everyone. One of the best features of the Springs is its weather. Coming...

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  • Oregon for me was the adventure of a life time. The west coast is filled with the most beautiful rock sculptures and amazing people. Going there was the most relaxing thing I could have ever done for myself. I got a summer job last year just to pay for my 600 dollar plane ticket, and it was worth...

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