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Scuba Diving Sister and Brother
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Cabo San Lucas and One Unforgettable Dive

With a forceful surge of energy, I heaved myself up out of the chilling water, and collapsed onto the closest bench. The whole snorkel-boat shook -- though admittedly, it was scarcely more than a large...

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Tiger Hunters

The rustic orange color of mud had completely taken over my black converse high-tops, my hands, and my knees by the time we got through the dense forest. The mud combined with the water flowing from...

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Ogunquit: Beautiful Place by the Sea

Maine is a beautiful state nestled on the coast of New England.  It kisses the chilly Atlantic Ocean while spreading its arms toward the Canadian Province, Quebec.  It’s filled with natural...

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How to Have a Successful African Safari

Cameras clicked.  Everyone sat motionless.  I peered through a pair of binoculars at five cheetahs laying in the afternoon shade.  My family was in one of the four safari vehicles that...

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Blinding Beauty

Arriving at 10:00 pm anywhere can be a little unsettling. I’ve seen a total of 8 cars in 45 minutes since I got here. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Just the eerie lights that reflect off of the stagnant,...

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The Lesson Taught By Concrete

20 hours, 12 empty cups of off-brand ramen noodles, 2 cramped legs, and there I was passing through Washington on my way to the great big apple. We, my father and I, vainly opted to take the train instead...

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Wild Travels in the Wild West

Many summer vacations include relaxing on the beach or lounging in a hammock under a blue sky with warm sun. However, my summer vacation was much less relaxing but surprisingly every bit as enjoyable. My...

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Slowing My Pace of Life in the Birthplace of the Renaissance

Walking out of the cafe I see an elderly artist painting in the corner. I remember seeing this artist only two days ago in Babington’s Tea Room; another cafe with a rich history, found at the base...

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The Blue Morpho of Tortuguero

A slight flutter in the corner of my eye captures my attention.  I turn my head to catch a glimpse of the brilliant, shimmery blue morpho butterfly.  As a butterfly enthusiast, I drink in...

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Capturing the Heart of Athens

The most unexpected moments sometimes turn out to be the ones that influence you the most.  This was the force of the mighty Syntagma Square, the prominent historic area in Athens, Greece. It...

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