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My infatuation with the West had been boiling for quite some time when I took my trip two years ago. I had read On the Road, seen The Endless Summer and had listened to the Door's front man Jim Morrison sing of the wonders of the West for years. Additionally, my mother's...Tags:
This July I took a trip to the Last Frontier: Alaska. Now this trip was not a vacation or a trip of business. Instead I went to Alaska to volunteer at a summer camp for children who are visually impaired or blind, Camp Abilities Alaska. I had met the director of the camp at a similar program...Tags:
My family is unique for Louisiana. We own an indoor rock climbing gym in a state that is devoid of natural rock, and naturally, rockclimbers. It is no coincidence that my family took a vacation to the Climbing Mecca, Yosimite National Park. With its astounding natural beauty and phenominal climbing...Tags:
A personal travel experience I would never forget happened last year in March of 2008. I was elected by a City Counsel woman to attend a Black College Tour. This is a trip where young African-Americans have the opportunity to visit Historical Black Colleges. We toured colleges in the states of...Tags:
Finally, the day I had worked extremely hard for to board my flight all the way to Hawaii, was here. I had dreamed of waking up on the beach at my own leisure and being pleasantly entertained by fire dancers and hula girls, just like any other dream vacation to Hawaii, right? After boarding my...Tags:
Scampering through the vast plantation, the toes of a young girl embraces the warmth of the earth underneath. The mass of trees encircling her, surrounding her with the sweet scents of the flourishing fruits. As the plants are soaking in the balminess of the nutritious sun rays, the vulnerable girl...Tags:
My first year of French was coming to an end when my teacher announced that he would be leaving the school. I was devastated by this because he was the most exciting and relatable teacher that I had. He had a traditional where he would take 40 students to France every two years. Since he was...Tags:
Shoving my shivering hands into the pockets of my not quite warm enough wool coat, I descended into and conquered the byzantine chaos of the Manhattan subway system: an intricately woven but fierce spider web that covers the borough like a blanket. I found myself at the heart of the vivacious...Tags:
This summer I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the other side of the world. I am a member of the Mississippi Girls Choir and we were invited to perform with 'World Voices,' a tour that travels all over the world called. This summer we landed in Australia and not only did we travel there we...Tags:
The organization that I joined to do volunteer work with in Limbé, Haiti was Helping Hands Noramise. The Helping Hands Noramise Organization is just getting established, but it is different than other aide organizations. The idea is that the volunteers are there to help whomever and however they...Tags: