Students

  •      A couple years ago, I attended my high school's bi-annual music trip. All students who participate in band or chorus are eligible to attend, so there were quite a few students who went alone on the trip, whether I liked it or not. The destination for that year was Florida, a place all tourists...

  • In April of 2009, I traveled along with 27 other students and 4 teachers from Elmont Memorial High School on an eight-hour flight to Madrid, Spain. The first thing we did when we arrived, was get onto our tour bus and drive about two hours to our hotel, which was in the center of Madrid, Hotel...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • So -- you want to come to Canton, Ohio? My hometown. Umm, you could… This is a good summary of the conversation that happens when a friend comes to the area. You can usually chalk it up to the fact that at first glance Canton only appeals to two types of people: football fans and American history...

    Tags: Exploring, Ohio, USA
  • “Mommy, Nancy Khong want this porridge, it looks nasty,” I lamented to my mommy in “Vietlish”.     “Eat up before we arrive in Vietnam within the next hour,” she replied in Vietnamese. By eating the dense chicken porridge from Cathy Pacific Airline, I felt more apprehensive about visiting the land...

    Tags: Asia
  • “Upon our recent landing and arrival, I would like to welcome you all to Negril, Jamaica!" the pilot's voice booms over the airplane’s speakers. Excitement rushes through everyone and the plane comes to a halt on the runway, as the airplane cabin fills with hoots, hollers and a round of applause....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Ever since I was small, I had always travelled back to Thailand every summer. My parents wanted to keep the culture in me as a Thai person and they wanted me to always keep in touch with my family since we were the only ones that lived in America. This year, I came back to Thailand mainly to...

    Tags: Asia
  • My family and I went to Cozumel, Mexico this past year for vacation. I had been there before, but when I was only a child. It has been my favorite place in the world since I first went there. This time was extremely different, though. The beaches are beautiful, but the real magic happened not to...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Two summers ago I spent four days in Yunnan, China. I had never been there before and had no idea what was in store for me.  On the day of our departure my two aunts, two uncles, three cousins, sister, parents, grandparents, and I lugged our luggage to the bus stop in front of Food World to await...

    Tags: Asia
  • Wednesday, July 12 - Lima to San Bartolo: After nearly ten hours of flying and then driving on a bus to a retreat house in Lima, Peru we collapsed on our beds and slept completely through the night. Then, when I awoke my immersion into Peru began with a cold shower. I have never showered so fast...

  • If seeing the Pope in the Rome airport, visiting the statue of David in Florence, and eating ice cream everyday until your stomach couldn’t take it anymore doesn’t make for the best trip ever, then I don’t know what does. A vacation isn’t just a time to get away and escape reality, it’s an...

    Tags: Europe

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