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    I let my forehead hit the window of our family's giant blue Suburban. I could not believe that we had sunk so low as to visit a wood-carving museum. I had gotten used to Ohio, but a woodcarving museum in Ohio was a whole new level of lameness.      Growing up in the wealthy college town of Ann...

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    The city of La Verne is a nice, clean, quiet town located in the San Gabriel Valley foothills in the Los Angeles County of California. Founded in 1887 and incorporated in 1906, the city of La Verne now holds a population of over 33,000 people. La Verne is a traditional small town community that...

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    Dear reader, I was born in Haiti; since 9 years old I always want to know a new country and their culture. My father who worked in a international company Carnival cruise Line was about to make that dream come true for me.When I was 12 years old my daddy fill for a cruise ship vacation in  his...

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    Family vacations can feel like a boring obligation. Especially with teenagers who would rather spend their summer days on the beach tanning with friends than on a vacation with dear old mom and dad. Being an expert on this subject, I expected no less of the vacation to San Francisco that my parents...

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    As I stepped out of the airport the cold air licked my legs. This is not a place for shorts I thought to myself. Summer in London was nothing like the summer in the US and this destination, our last of three, was about 40 degrees colder. I’m just glad that at least I was the one who had checked...

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    Travel Blog- Michigan By: Alexis Smith Grand Rapids Michigan is no place for fun and play in December, it’s more or less that type of place you go to just to sit around a fireplace and drink hot chocolate. Walking off that airplane and feeling the ice cold chills running down your back isn’t...

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    When people think of San Antonio they think cowboys, ranchers, or just plainly people who are stuck in the mid west.What if I told you it was so much more than that. This magnificent city holds more history and variety of cultures than any other city in the Unites States.  San Antonio started...

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    As an end of the year stress reliever my AP U.S. History class decided to take a trip to Washington D.C. I was extremely excited, but I had a sense of wariness as well since I had never flown on a plane before or ever been to Washington D.C. (unlike most of my classmates). However, I wanted to...

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    The date is January 10, 2009. I am in CiudadChihuahua, Mexico.  I stayed with a family that I barely knew for three days, but by the end of those days I was a part of the family. They took care of me and I took care of them. This one night I changed from a girl to a woman.  The night was mild and...

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    Kindness in the Heart of West Virginia             On July 1, 2008, our family of eight piled into our van and set off from Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. We anticipated sunny mountain hikes, camping in the mountains, and thrilling white-water rafting. We were tightly and...

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