travel.

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In my 20 years, I've been lucky enough to travel to many interesting places, mainly with my family. During the summer of 2009, I visited Ireland with my mom. I fell in love with the beautiful scenery, chilly beaches and wide blue sky!

Another favorite travel destination has been London. So far, it's been my favorite city. The functionality of the city, especially its public transportation, really amazed me. The buildings were beautiful and ornate, with the perfect mixture of old and new.

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Domestically, I have enjoyed visiting California. Someday I hope to live there and put my journalism experience to use in the warm sunshine. My sister, who has more of a travel bug than anyone I know, is currently spending some time there. I often like to visit her on her travels. Last summer, I spent some time with her in Mexico and Guatemala for a few crazy weeks.

Next fall, I hope to study abroad in the Netherlands. I have always been enthralled with the country -- the bikes, the museums and the liberal nature of the place. If that doesn't work out, I'm also interested in Sweden. Overall, I can't wait to be inspired by another culture and meet people from all over the world.