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Mad River Glen, A Unique Eco-Resort Celebrates 60+ Years

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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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