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  • We were on a mission. There was a dance that night in the middle of the Amsterdam for America, Holland, Brazil, Congo, Spain, France, England,Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, and a few other countries. It was a big end of our trip dance that all athletes from the American soccer team were invited to,...

    Tags: Europe
  • When I was about 15, my family and I took a trip to India for my cousin's wedding. Before leaving was really stressful because my parents left a month before my grandfather and I and we were not sure if I would be able to go. I almost had to cancel my ticket because we didn't find anything out...

  • During my sophomore year my family moved to Georgia. One morning my mom was about to take me to school, but when we walked outside our car wasn’t there. My parents knew made payment arrangements to pay the past due monies, but the car was repossessed. The first two weeks after we lost the car were...

  • On July 9th through July 13th, I had the privilege to go to Lake Powell, Utah.  I have been to many lakes before, including the Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake, but none compare to the amazing scenery of Lake Powell.  The heart of Lake Powell is in Utah, but it stretches as far as Arizona...

  • A glow from the neighboring hut caught my attention. They were still at it. Roasting coffee beans over an open fire proves to be unpleasant, so the team processes them under the relief of night instead. Nothing riles the senses like the smell of Jamaican coffee beans being ground. The breeze that...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Moving from New York to Florida- Deltona, Florida no less, was, undoubtedly one of the worst moves of my short life. I was used to the fast paced, hectic, yet wonderful life of a New Yorker. The sounds of car horns and expletives were what woke me up in the morning, much like the strong cup of...

  •       Twilight: the series that took the world by storm. What, you may ask, does this have to do with a vacation? Well, my family got it in their heads that I was a diehard, Edward-obsessed fan, and proceeded to plan a Twilight-inspired tour of the Northwest coast, including a few stops in...

  •      Australia, to me, has always seemed very different from my home in Washington State. Animals like, koalas and kangaroos and places like the outback and Great Barrier Reef set this country-continent apart. As a young boy watching The Crocodile Hunter, I dreamed of traveling Down Under though...

  •       Imagine a community of people so close knit that every new comer instantly becomes family. Envision a place where a smile isn’t known as a friendly gesture, but a subconscious requirement. Turn your attention to a land filled with Cajun style afternoons and blissful jazz themed evenings...

  • There are some experiences in life that leave no more impression than a paddle on the water; they happen, they end, and never again cross our mind. However, occasionally in life we have an experience that changes us forever - changes our outlook and who we are as person. These events stay with us...

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