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  • Businessman Paul Getty once said, 'In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.' I, too, had a similar experience while my six week stay in Japan. I won a full paid scholarship from my father's work that gave me the...

    Tags: Asia
  • In 1607, the British colonists founded the first successful American colony of Jamestown, in Virginia. Today, Jamestown is located near where I call home, Hampton Roads, Virginia. Hampton Road's is located on the East Coast of America, meaning it was fantastic beaches for the family to come and...

    Tags: Heritage, USA
  •      In June 2009, my mom, sister, two cousins, grandmother and I all embarked on the Ultimate Road Trip (URT). In twelve days, we traveled through nine states - Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Utah. Only a few select members were brave enough to...

  • Waukesha: A small town in the heart of Wisconsin; home state of American cheese. This wasn’t exactly what I had in mind as the destination for the first week of summer.      After receiving the nomination from my school guidance department that I was to attend the World Affairs Seminar, the...

  • For the second time in my life, my mother, sister and I decided to go to Iran. The decision to leave my father behind for three weeks while we explored the cities of Tehran and Shiraz was comprehensive. Iran was listed on the US State Department's List of top ten places not to go if you are...

    Tags: Africa
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  •    It was Thanksgiving morning and the island of St. Maarten was just coming into view from my vantage point on a balcony of Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Sea cruise vessel. I could not wait until the ship docked and my family and I could start our excursion activity for the day, which was to...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Traveling is my favorite thing in the world, and my favorite place in the world is Kenai, Alaska. It's breathtakingly gorgeous, and seems to become a world of its own. The town breaths with life, swaying and changing with the ever present cool mountain breeze. The greenery exudes the fresh scent of...

  •             I had always visualized New York as a modern and dynamic city, with industrial skyscrapers blooming like daffodils. I would later find out that that did not hold true for where we were headed. The five-hour long car ride finally led us to the Williamsburg Bridge, where I sat up eagerly...

  •   During my life, I have traveled many places including Colorado, North and South Dakota, Montana, and Missouri. But it is a trip to Florida and the Bahamas that stands out most of all.  I have always had a close family, but this was out first trip all together.  We had made plans to go to Disney...

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