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  •            My Dad’s eyes are subtly asymmetrical; the right one is open, alert, while the left is slightly shadowed by the brow, a little rounder in shape. On a father-daughter trip to Montreal, I snapped a photo of him standing against a painted wall, the sun perfectly striking his face; the...

  •   It was November 7, 2008; I was doing my normal browsing of facebook, when I saw an update from the All American Rejects. They were talking about being on the Today Show (http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ ), and that there was a contest going on. The first fifty people to send a facebook message to them...

  • With my eyes closed I blocked out the other tourists and focused in on the deafening, yet somehow refreshing noise of the gushing waters. It was a little before eight A.M. I had never noticed how bright the sun was by that time, although it may just have been Canada, but, more likely, it was due to...

  • My friend Jocelyn says “if you’re not bleeding, you’re not having fun”. Ironically, she was one of the few in our group of six girls (and our teacher, Frau) who went to Germany and didn’t get injured. We went on an EF Tour called Germany in Depth last June. It was a fairly normal trip, except that...

    Tags: Europe
  • “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings" is a quote by Moslih Eddin Saadi that speaks volumes to my life. A trip to Puerto Rico changed my perspective on the words “family” and “love”. The trip, which lasted 14 days, impacted my heart for what I believe will be the rest of my life....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was no more than a few months ago that I was singing in Thomas Kirche in Leipzig, Germany surrounded by seventy three people that I call my friends. In March 2011 Lakeville North High School’s Chorale received the opportunity to tour through Germany and Prague. Over a week time span we went...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • Where in the world can you find 842 miles of subway track, 12,700 licensed taxis, 18,600 eating establishments, and about, oh, 8,008,278 people? It could only be "The City that Never Sleeps", "The Big Apple", "The City of the World"- New York City, New York. I was lucky enough to take a trip to...

  • I and eighteen others headed off for Quito Ecuador. Though we had all attended the same church for years, many of us had just met for the first time. Not one of us was prepared for the poverty we would face. The purpose of the trip was to minister to the people through bible schools and small...

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    Tags: Europe
  •   Robyn Jones September 18, 2009 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship               After spending a week visiting our relatives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, my family and I boarded a plane to California before going back to our home state of Alabama. Sight-seeing California was a much anticipated...

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