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    Balloon Fiesta (October 5-13, 5500 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, Albuquerque, NM ) Get ready to rise early and go to the Mass Ascensions where all the hot air balloons take off at once like a patchwork quilt against the sky.  My favorite are the bees, which always go up holding hands and gradually drift...

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    The water droplets weren't the only things that were surprised when they fell off the curvaceous green leaves and into my face. I was too. The last place I expected to find myself was in the middle of a jungle where the trees were so dense that it felt like they were on a mission to strangle...

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    I was on my last face off. It had been a long day, and I was almost done. I was looking pretty awesome in my black ninja suit. I was fast. No one could catch me. I was ready for battle, and my opponent looked scared. He was enormous, like the Hulk. He carried a sword that was taller than I. we...

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    "Welcome aboard KLM airlines, flight number 226 direct from Amsterdam to Nigeria. Total flight time is nine hours and 45 minutes. Please refer to your pamphlets in the seat pockets in front of you as emergency procedures."  I peered through the window and gazed at the expansive sky. My thoughts...

    Tags: Africa
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            I am a Bostonian born and raised. The city gleams at night. Officers left and right providing you with protection. Paved roads that feel smooth under your car. This world was all I knew before my trip to El Salvador. My family is Salvadorian so I have been to El Salvador before. But this...

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    The summer of 2011 was the most eventful traveling season my family had ever planned.  In July we went to Myrtle Beach then New York City all within a seven day span.  New York City was the farthest we had traveled north and required the longest car ride. Although we drove fourteen hours straight...

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    My junior year of high school, all the choirs went to the most popular tourist destination in the United States, New York City (NYC). I have to say I was really excited to go somewhere out of state. The only place my family had gone was to Disney World when I was in fourth grade, which I...

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    Back in the summer of 2006, I traveled to France with my sister, Michelle, and my father, Eric. This trip changed the way that I viewed different cultures. I was able to speak a little French when I was there because I had one year of French class under my belt. My family stayed in a quaint hotel...

    Tags: Europe
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    Comprising one-seventh of the world's greatest wonders, the Grand Canyon offers tourists grandiose views, blistering temperatures, and precipitous drops. For years, my mother's desire was to visit this humongous hole, and the summer of 2006 summoned. Obsessively, my mother forced us, the non Grand...

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    It was a 24 hour flight from Maryland to Ilo Ilo City, Philippines. It was how my family and I spent our Christmas, which was also my older sister’s birthday. But it was a dream we had all shared since we were little, when we made hundreds of situations where we met our Lola, or grandmother. At the...

    Tags: Asia

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