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  • Three years ago, I went to Jordan to visit my family and to touch base with my roots. It was the most enriching traveling experience of my life. Not only did I revisit mosques that I hadn’t been to in years, I met new people. I attended a beautiful hadra—a religious poetry reading with a rhythmic,...

    Tags: Africa
  • Family vacations are an absolute necessity to getting through an uneventful year. This years traveling extravaganza included a cruise ship that left out of a Canadian dock. We were going to see the glaciers of Alaska, the pods of whales that inhabit the sea, and the majestic eagles in flight. But...

  • http://www.sandestin.com/) The house/condo we were renting was so nice. The Sandestin resort is definitely a great place to stay while in the Destin area. The resort is very family-friendly. There are bike trails, tennis courts, pools, and golf courses. There is always something for you to do while...

  • I have lived in Iowa all of my life. Some people say that it’s in, or even is, the middle of, nowhere. This where I come in. I hope to banish the misconceptions people have about Iowa, and prove that it is a very fun and exciting place to visit and live. I grew up in Marion, Iowa, which is in...

  •     Typically when you go on vacation, you tend to gain a few pounds here and there. For me, it was the opposite. But the weight I lost can’t compare to the memories I gained while I visited the Turks and Caicos Islands last summer.     “Chelseeeaaaa! Get in the shower right now!” my friend Annie...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •                   During the summer of 2009 I embarked on a trip, sponsored by EF Tours, exploring Southern Europe with my high schools’ German club. We visited three countries including: Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The first stop on this trip was Frankfurt, Germany.             The ride to...

    Tags: Europe
  • This was not the first time I had traveled to the Philippines. It was June 13, 2010 when I arrived with my family at PuertoPrincesaAirport at Palawan, Philippines. We were supposed to arrive the day before, but the plane we took to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific from LA was delayed and we missed our...

    Tags: Asia
  • I have been told my entire life that it is important to find something you are passionate about. Fortunately, for me, I was able to figure out that passion at the age of 8.  That marks my first mission trip to the Dominican Republic and the beginning of my love for community service.      ...

  • Every year since I was 14 my family has traveled down to Russell Springs, KY with our close family friends, one of which grew up there. The intent of the trip is to visit her family who still reside down there. Everything is so vast and open in Russell Springs and everyone lives in small houses on...

  • I always dreamt of going to another country and doing something to help people, let alone children. The dreaming ended when it finally came true in July of 2009. Before I knew it, I was packing my bags and ready to meet up with my team. It was my first time at an airport and on a plane as well....

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