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My unexpectedly wonderful trip occurred my freshman year of high school; I had the privilege of traveling to China with my high school band and play during the opening of the Olympics thanks to Music Celebrations International. We arrived via United Airlines to a gray dreary day but an amazing city...Tags:
This summer I went to Hawaii with my family. The long flight from Pittsburgh to Phoenix and from Phoenix to Honolulu was not a problem for me as I am an avid traveler. I have been on over twenty flights to destinations such as Italy, California, and Florida multiple times, but Hawaii offered...Tags:
To walk down the main street of Red Lodge, Montana is to meander into a world of the past. The Western influence permeates every storefront: from the soda fountain feel of Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor to the vintage Roman Theater, this town holds true to its roots in the American West. FINALIST...Tags:
Disney World. It’s genius, really, turning a childhood into the most well-known theme park in the world. Every three years, the Quincy Senior High music department takes “the Disney trip”. The marching band, orchestra, and concert choir make the eighteen hour drive during Christmas break to Orlando...Tags:
As I crossed the Canadian border 30,000 ft above the soil, all the old memories of my life came flooding back in. Moving from Alberta, Canada to Birmingham, Alabama four years ago was the most life changing experience of my life, but now, as I crossed back across the border to visit again I knew...Tags:
I have had many amazing trips with my family, but I don’t think any of them will stick in my mind more than when we traveled to Barcelona, Spain. Our amazing adventure started in the early morning May 22, 2009. I remember waking up that morning and thinking to myself, “What a marvelous time I was...Tags:
Hey everyone! I am from Elmira, Oregon and am heading up to Redmond in a couple of minutes. That means I have sit in the truck for three hours. And listen to my mom and a couple of her friends talk, boring. Good thing I charged my iPod last night. Well, I have to go load my horse...Tags:
I have traded nationalities. For one week, I tried in vain to become European. I wandered the plazas of Rome, the alleys of Florence, the canals of Venice, the streets of Milan searching for my inner Italian. I shunned such dastardly American tourist pitfalls of fanny packs, white...Tags:
Falling for France By Kensie Smith The summer of 2007 I fell in love; I began a passionate affair with France. This was my first “real” trip and at age sixteen, I was ready to take on the world. The trip was through my school’s language department and in a group of nine other kids, I...Tags:
Nearly ten months ago, a group of seven youth decided they wanted to go on a mission trip overseas. We searched many options before selecting the destination of Kursk, Russia. We made contact with the Pastor that would be leading our group. We did endless amounts of fund raising for our trip from...Tags: