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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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Winter Revelation

One of the most challenging and rewarding moments emerged the winter I went to Williams, Arizona with my church. It allowed me to get an indepth view, at my past, my future and the people that will accompany me on that path. It was a situation where the timing just seemed completely perfect and the experience reflected it. When I first realized that I was going to have to spend time with...

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Let’s Go To…

Check out these wacky town names in the United States that I read about in an article from an airline magazine. I so don't want to go to any of these places if I don't have to.The weird names include: Zip City, AL and Gas City, IN; False Pass, AK; Toad Suck, AR; Cabbage Patch, CA; Hygiene, CO; Two Egg, FL; and of course, Youth, GA.I wonder if Correctionville (IA)...

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Traveling with Parents

Traveling with parents is a conundrum. Travel is an escape. Parents??? Usually a lockdown for teens, but the fact of the matter is, traveling with parents is really worth it. Why you may ask? Well, because you get to see and do so much, even if it's with mom and dad.  From my experience, my father knows a lot about various places. To go somewhere with him brings you more...

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Quebec City’s Winter Carnaval

Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't resist. Ever since 3rd grade I have wanted to go on this school trip to Québec City, Canada. In 5th grade in 1997, it was so cool to be able to go on such an awesome trip with my friends, I couldn't...

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My Ski Trip to Breckenridge and Keystone, Colorado

 First, I would like to thank my friend’s parents for inviting me on a wonderful trip to Colorado in 2005 and letting me stay and ski with them. There were some bumpy parts in the trip, however in the end, I thought it was very fun and enjoyable. I have decided to sum up how I felt about the two ski resorts we visited, Breckenridge and...

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Amusement Parks of Southern California

Please see my rating system (1 to 10, with 10 being the highest).  I rated these theme parks in 2003.    A major reason southern California is packed with tourists and residents is because of the number of amusement parks that are in the area. Starting at the southern end, near to San Diego, is the very unique Legoland Carlsbad....

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Teens Love New York: 4 Friends Discover What’s Hot, What’s Not

The city that never sleeps is the perfect place for teens to visit. In August 2001, my sister and I and our friends, Angela and Regan, took the opportunity to check out some of the different places that would be fun to go.  What we saw then, remains fun for teens now.  Day One: Wax and Glam We started with Madame...

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