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  •           The cry of seagulls permeating the air. The crisp, salty smell of the ocean drifting lazily into my nostrils. A decadent, five-star hotel before me, eager to welcome me after a long, sleepless night. None of these things greeted me as I exited my EgyptAir plane and stepped onto the arid...

    Tags: Africa
  • Just before my senior year of high school we moved to another state. I was devastated! And to make matters worse the move was severely stressful. I felt old, tired, and needed a vacation.   Well a few months after the new year my father decided to surprise us; a vacation to Florida! I needed a...

  • I always found myself falling asleep in history class. Some lessons couldn’t hold my interest. Even when I visited places filled with history, I found myself extremely bored. Summer of 2012 changed my view of history forever.While planning for our summer adventure, my mom decided at the last minute...

  • I’m going to Haiti today. That was my first thought when I woke up this past May 6th. The reality still hadn’t hit me, partially because it was 1:00am and I was insanely disoriented, but also because somehow it still hadn’t sunk in that little old 5’5 me had been chosen out of all the other...

  • When I was younger my family and a friend’s family took a trip to a trip to Acapulco, Mexico. We had to get on three planes in order to get there. I was so excited because on one of the planes I got my own set of headphones to listen to the radio with.             Of course, the excitement of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • You work your way through a mango, then discard the seed. Now you have tiny strings between your teeth, provided you just had the supermarket fake-out experience. Genuine fruit is found in the tropics. Thailand is a beautiful country in Asia with heavenly versions of many common fruits. Wild...

  •  I always dreamed of going on an awesome family vacation. In the summer of 2005 I got my chance. Being first time cruisers on the majestic Norwegian Jewel, my family and I learned good and hard the dos and don'ts of traveling the Mediterranean in 7 days!   DO pack lightly! Dear ladies, although we...

    Tags: Europe
  •      Eight hours and three minutes, that is how long it took to get to the place that would change everything.  My mission trip to London began the second my parents dropped me off at the Houston International Airport.  On the plane I glanced around at the people from my church's student ministry...

    Tags: Europe
  •             This past summer, my family and I went on a vacation to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This vacation was not only the funnest, but also the most life changing experience I have ever had. I learned about happiness, family, and life in only one week.             The first thing...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Moments of great appreciation within my life took place during my trip to the magnificent country of Thailand. Because I had not visited my parents’ home country many times throughout my life, I did not have any memories to base feelings of pride for my heritage. When my mom announced, during my...

    Tags: Asia

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