Students

Share these travel journals, blogs and videos from students and young travelers about their vacations with family and friends, cultural explorations at home or abroad, journeys of self-discovery in their family's homeland and service, missionary or volunteer vacations. Login and post your own!

Find information about current Scholarships here.

Pages

  • Me and my liver flavored bone were minding our own business, when I realized  something was different. The trash cans were covered and the doors sealed tight. Suddenly, I knew: we were traveling.I raced to the car and settled into my favorite spot. I was excited!     Finally, the kids started...

  • Tiny sunbeams peak through the curtains and fill my room with a dim light. Slowly, I open my eyes, hearing the waves crashing to the shore just footsteps away from my window. Another full day of sun, sand, and sea awaits me at the Dreams Resort in Cancun, Mexico.   Situated at the tip of the...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • There are many Canadian national parks, but perhaps the oldest and most well know is the Banff National Park, located 110—180  km (68—110 mi) west of Calgary, Alberta. Its large area (6,641 sq km; 2,564 sq mi) features many different landscapes including mountains, glaciers and ice fields, and...

  • Being Mexican-American comes with a great advantage. Here is the thing why it is so great; I get to travel to Mexico annually. I am one who is fascinated by culture, religion, language, you name it. In the dictionary it says, “trav-el: to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or...

  • My first real steps outside of the United States landed on the dusty street outside of the Chattrapathi Shivaji International Airport located in the bustling city of India’s capital, Mumbai. I had just spent over 12 exhausting hours flying from Singapore to Mumbai. But as the unique scent of India...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • We walk single-file along the narrow sidewalk. The moon glows white above, and the clouds of twilight create a melange of blues and grays in the sky. Cars rumble and bounce past on the cobbled roads, which are so narrow that if I were to reach out, I could touch one of the vehicles. Women in shawls...

  • I looked out across the sleek modern buildings, the crowded park with throngs of children and joggers, the beautiful light blue mirror of the Mediterranean now fiery in the sunset... and started to cry. I wasn't supposed to be welling up.  I was on a seven-week exchange program to Spain, my first...

  • In the month before school let out, my art teacher announced one last field trip to end the year right. The trip was for the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and even though I am inclined not to go look at boring pictures tacked up onto dusty walls in dimly lit rooms, I went anyways so I...

  • The most influential traveling experience I have had was when I went to South Africa on a mission trip. It was one summer trip that I will never forget.       Around February 2007 the planning began for the trip. I met the other teenagers that were going. Prior to our trip, we engaged in...

    Tags: Africa
  •    Going from Wisconsin to Montana, there are a lot of changes. Changes I never knew occurred I saw right before my eyes. On this trip, I learned a lot of life values, geographical changes, and saw species I didn’t know existed. It was a life experience.             Life values were one of...

Pages