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  • A little over a year ago I had the amazing opportunity to go on a mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico with a large group from the Biloxi Catholic Diocese. I had heard quite a lot about the mission trips from previous years and had high expectations of what I thought would be a fun and carefree trip. I...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •      Ever since I was in the fourth grade when I first read about Cleopatra I had always wanted to go to Egypt. The pictures of the ancient pyramids and the temples and hieroglyphics always fascinated me. So when my mom finally bought the tickets to go on a 10 day tour, I was ecstatic. The only...

    Tags: Africa
  • My best days of vacation were spent in a tropical place near the equator with conditions of unbearable heat. It is out of the country, outside of the United States; in fact, it is located on the continent right below, South America. A whole different culture exists, and thoughts of new ways of...

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  • Semi Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship From the moment I glimpsed the obelisk of the Washington Monument towering into the summer sky, I couldn’t help but think, Wow! I’m here! I’m at the capital of the greatest nation in the world: Washington, D. From the moment I glimpsed...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  • “We’re going on vacation this summer in our own backyard!” What? You got to be kidding me. I just graduated high school. I’m ready for one last outstanding family vacation to some exotic place where I can create lasting memories before I venture into the world of the unknown: college. Luckily, Mom...

  • On August 5, 2011, my family embarked on an adventure. Our adventure would take us to five continents, 16 countries, and countless cities and towns all over the world. We spat in the face of normal as we packed our lives into huge hiking packs and skipped town for a year, ready to take on...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • I am proud to say that I belong to a family of vacation extraordinaires.  Although we stay within the southeast region of the United States, the English family is one with unique and rich vacation experiences to say the least. My mother always prepares a budget plan and a general schedule,...

  • Maneuvering and traveling the streets of Mumbai are extremely challenging tasks to accomplish. Imagine trying to evade the potholes, deranged auto-rickshaw drivers, and cows, all while carrying a gigantic stuffed animal. It is 105 degrees: scorching by my standards, making the 60 pound toy feels...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • My parents came to the United States in 1990, six years before I was born. Three years after they moved, my grandfather passed away. Although he died before my birth, he was extremely proud that my father and mother made it to the United States and was anticipating the arrival of an American...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage

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