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In 2006, FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award winners honored Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados as a Top Luxury Golf Resort.In 2006, FTF's annual Top 10 survey of award winners honored Sandy Lane, St. James, Barbados as a Top Luxury Golf Resort. Whether a high-end vacation is a matter of course for you and your family or a treat reserved for a special occasion, our 9th annual awards focus on...

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Exploring Antigua, West Indies

This tropical island near St. John beckons with wonderful weather, unusual sights, great beaches and interesting history.Legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson claimed Britain’s most important Caribbean base when he sailed into Antigua in 1784, to conquer the prized coastline that had taunted and lured the French, Spanish, and English for centuries. Over 200 years later, the island’s cool trade...

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Pick Your Seat

I found myself being jostled into the conscious world as I awoke from my uncomfortable position on the United Airways plane. I never can seem to get used to sleeping with my knees scrunched up against the seat in front of me. It was my first time flying alone and I was nervous, but before I could so much as yawn, a man in his 40’s, sitting to the left of me, began the usual flight chat. He...

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The Other Side of Cancun

  Cancun , Mexico is every traveler’s dream vacation, but the part I remember most isn’t the beaches or the resorts. It was the living conditions of the lower class Mayans. Even though I was on vacation, I took away a personal understanding of poverty. For me, seeing is...

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The Art of Fainting in France

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Adventures that changed my life. simple as that.

France was one of the most wonderful places I have ever visited. It was amazing to learn about their culture and be able to speak their language. The summer between my sophomore and junior year in highschool, I got the once in a lifetime opportunity to travel all over France and Italy with my French class. The trip was for anyone who had completed French III. I remember getting off the plane too...

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