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  • By no means am I an avid globetrotter. At this point in my life I have not yet had the opportunity to do much traveling. Last spring however I spent a week in Puerto Rico with my mother. This small island in the Atlantic is technically a part of the United States, but upon stepping off the plane...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • 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...

  •   The ship started to back away from the pier on a rainy afternoon in August of 2009, and as the captain sounded the horn, I knew I was off on a great adventure.  I could feel the swaying on deck as I walked to the Schooner Lounge to take a rest from the unsteadiness under my feet.  I sat and...

    Tags: Asia
  • If someone said to you “Tell me about Oklahoma,” chances are that images of native Americans, cowboys and dreadful summers surface to mind. While all these things exist in the “sooner state”, and summers deliver their battle, there is so much more to the state that looks like a pan. Perhaps in...

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  • September 13, 2009, 1:30 AM.  I boarded EVA Air Flight BR17 at the San Francisco International Airport bound for Jakarta, Indonesia.  The purpose of my trip: badminton training for the next three months to qualify for the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.  This may seem extreme to...

    Tags: Asia
  • During Middle School my Family and I used to vacation on Puerto Rico, now my older sister was eighteen and we desired one last summer of family fun before she started college.  On a June Sunday morning we were on our way to Atlanta, where we would depart to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  I had a...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • My summer entering Sophmore year was the best ever! I finally get a chance to visit the most spectacular summer camp that you could ever imagine. That summer I got to visit Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania. I had never traveled by myself before and this was my first time without my parents. I knew it...

  • My family and I traveled to Memphis Tennessee. While we were in Memphis we went to the Civil Rights Museum. The museum and the Lorraine Hotel both had a profound impact on me. At first I was reading the history of the hotel with a certain sense of detachment. I knew what had happened there, it was...

  •   I traveled to New York for my Sweet Sixteen! I had been planning this trip since I was about five years old. I fell in love with this amazing, cultured city. There is so much to do and so little time. It helped me learn and re-establish my personal dreams. I went to a Broadway show, Mary...

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