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  • The cool March air surrounded me as I got off the plane at the Charles d’Jule airport. Never had I been so excited to be on a school trip than I had been when I took my first steps onto foreign soils.  Though my adventure was just approaching, thinking about the six day family stay made me uneasy....

    Tags: Europe, France
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  • My parents planned the trip of a lifetime – four weeks in China including the Olympics.  I was 14 and not quite sure I wanted to spend an entire month in the same room with them.  But off we went early one morning from Pittsburgh to Toronto, then straight on to Hong Kong.  Fifteen hours on a plane…...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • This past summer, my grandparents took me on an amazing trip to China where we visited the four cities of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  This blog is to commemorate my travels and explain to you the beauty and wonders of China. Travel Blog Beijing Day 1: About 24 hours of...

  • “The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” (Bryson, Bill) It is common I travel to Baja California at least three times a year for my family...

  • If you begin traveling on a road in Athens towards the direction of Patras, you will soon find yourself in the small town of Glyfa, where the Ionian Village Summer Travel Camp is held. It may not look like much to an ordinary person, but to an alumnus of this camp, it is quite possibly the most...

    Tags: Europe
  • We left the hustle and bustle of a soaked Boston in mid-afternoon. The rainy day began to decline over the Charles River, yet the collegiate crew teams rowed endlessly on. The GPS, in a very uncomputerlike manner, took us on a meandering path across Massachusetts. Instead of taking us along the...

  • When taking into account the endless possibilities of entertainment available in Las Vegas, the thirst to fulfill previous aspirations limited by location within the tourist becomes unquenchable. Not only because of the desert terrain but because Vegas has that effect on people.  Welcome to a...

  • There is no place like home, and the fact that I do not possess ruby red slippers was no barrier to my repeating that phrase as often as possible during my trip to India this summer. It was my first trip there since I had moved to Canada about five years ago, and the idea of a homecoming appealed...

    Tags: Asia
  •                 Safeguarded from the rest of the world, we city folks have nothing to worry about except for our daily bills and the Thursday pick-up truck. We live in a world where trash is thrown out- yet not a single one of us knows where. Our waste, our garbage, our pollutants must go somewhere...

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