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Go West, Young Woman!

During my semester abroad, I traveled the many sides of China—Beijing in the north, Shanghai in the east, Guangzhou in the south and Sichuan in the west—but I can probably count the number of U.S. states I've visited on two hands. Most of the excursions were brief, one of those three-day, two-night bus trips along the East Coast. So, I've sailed Lake George, ran through the piers of Baltimore...

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My life

My name is Lizzie, and this is the story of my life. People sometimes say, they wish that they could move, or travel the world. When I, on the otherhand, strive to stay in one place. My story begins when I was born in the year 1991. I don't remember much of the three years that I spent in Massachusetts, so I'll make this quick. I had a father, but hardly knew him. I always say that my mother...

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Spring Break 08

It was that time of year when everyone at school had been talking about who was going where for spring break. The hotspot like always is Myrtle Beach ,South Carolina. My family and freinds' families all drove down and we had a blast... for the most part. It took sixteen long hours. These hours were filled with funny, boring, sleepy and serious times. Jokes were made and laughs were herd. When we...

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Williamsburg “Repeated”

At twenty-one years of age, I wouldn't consider myself a world traveler.  I've never left the United States and family vacations have primarily been along the east coast.  Many trips have even been "repeats," where we visited the same place twice because we enjoyed it so much the first time. My family and I just recently returned from Williamsburg,...

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Six Flags Over Texas

Six Flags over Texas is a great theme park. Even though it is a bit overpriced ($40-$50 for admission) it is still a very fun experience.  We went there when my friend Regan visited his grandparents in Garland, Texas. It is about one hour away from their house, in Arlington. When we went over the summer, our cousins came (they...

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Ten Tips for Traveling with Teens

It is the most difficult age for parents to deal with; many would just like to let their teens be and not bother with them. But there has to be a time for family unity, so why not create a time during vacation? You're probably thinking, how could vacation time be any different? Well, it can be if you follow a few tips that I, myself, who am in fact a teenager, am willing to give:

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How I Got My Sailing Grin

My parents aren’t sailors. My mom thinks the main sheet is a sail, and my dad thinks heeling means running like mad. But they both recognize my sailing grin, which erupts when you put water, a boat, and me in the same place. I think the grin first appeared my second summer of sailing.   On the last day of the session there was a long race to a stash of candy. We were paired...

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An Attempt at the Inexplicable

I have no idea why I love to sail. The more I ponder this topic, the less and less of an explanation I have to offer. My mind automatically reverts to the poetic cliché that sailing is all about freedom, boundaries balance, struggle, and thrill; about the feeling of being at the tiller, in charge of preserving the harmony between boat, wind and water; but, something deeper within me whispers...

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Why I Love Sailing

When I think of my experiences with sailing, two words come to mind, freedom and unpredictability. I now realize what attracted me to sailing in the beginning and why I continue sailing.  It’s human nature to yearn for freedom, and I’m human. When I go sailing, I feel free and can do whatever I want to do. Whether that entails sailing straight into the horizon or heeling is...

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Shop New York!

Where do hip girls ages 12-18 shop when they get to New York City? Well, they usally avoid the stores that are in the malls back home. Here are some of our favorite stores with location information. It's really easy to get around NY, especially if your mom gives you cab fare, and you can go online and see that many of them have more than one branch. When we go on vacation and have a chance...

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