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  • “Attention passengers, we have now arrived in New York City.” Looking out the window seeing nothing but skyscrapers, now finally understanding that they actually do scrape the sky. A completely different city than my hometown Dallas, Texas. Not a single residential house in sight, just endless rows...

  •   Our nations capital, Washington, D.C. has it all, history and today.  We began our trip with the Smithsonian’s American History museum. Seeing where we came from with the old memorabilia makes you think about your future. Then we had the opportunity to take a tour of the Capitol building and see...

  • This summer I traveled all across the Great Plains of America. I have been through some of the greatest tourist sites, like Mt. Rushmore and Mesa Verde, but out of them all, I found what a true travel destination means, and I found it in Nebraska. Here in Nebraska was Scotts Bluff National Park,...

  • “Attention, last call for flight seventeen to Madrid.” Here we go I thought as the announcer's words were repeated again in Spanish, my first ten-hour flight across an open ocean and to a whole new country. Emotions and thoughts were spinning inside me with anticipation of our arrival. Questions...

    Tags: Europe
  • Before January 2010, I had not traveled outside the state of California or on an airplane. Both my parents migrated from the country of Guatemala to the United States to find opportunity that was lacked in their country. On January 29, 2010 my dad passed away. Unfortunately, he was visiting...

    Tags: Caribbean
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  • Growing up in downtown Grand Rapids I thought I was used to heavy traffic and lots of people. My first family vacation was a real eye opener for me. Waking up at 3:30 in the morning to catch a flight out of Chicago, me and my family were off to San Fransisco. I had no idea what to expect once we...

  •    Most girls celebrate their sixteenth birthday with a sleepover, at the skating rink, or by picking out a car; I was extremely blessed to spend my birthday on the length of the Great Wall of China eating chocolate cake! In the summer of 2007, my family and I ventured to Beijing to explore the...

    Tags: Asia
  • On the summer of 2008, I was twelve years old when we had a vacation in the Philippines. We visit the Philippines every couple years to reunite with our relatives again and explore the country. The things I miss the most is the family, the culture, the fresh food, the beaches, and the huge...

    Tags: Asia
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    Tags: Europe

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