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Photo credit: khunaspix/

Photo credit: khunaspix/


Tell the story of a woman who receives a mysterious note directing her to board an airplane that takes off in three hours. What happens next?


Which is the farthest destination from your home where you’ve traveled? Which was the most fun? Which would you return to again and again?


Research and write a list of unconventional tips for dealing with jet lag. 



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