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  • Being in Ghana, Africa was one of the best experiences I'm sure I'll ever have. I have always felt drawn to the more remote areas of Africa and when my friend invited me to go with her and her church on a missions trip to Bolgatonga, Ghana, I jumped at the chance. Before I knew it, I was on a...

  •             Arizona, made famous by the Grand Canyon, is a popular tourist destination. From the Colorado Plateau to the Sonoran Desert, Arizona has something for everybody. Arizona is a state that is home to many unique forms of wildlife and significant cultural and historic places...

    Tags: Exploring, USA
  • Great Barriers             I have grown up in the same city, the same neighborhood, my whole life. I have worked the same job, played the same sports, and talked to the same people. I have never had the opportunity to see anything else, or experience a different lifestyle. However, this summer for...

    Tags: Europe
  • Falling for France By Kensie Smith The summer of 2007 I fell in love; I began a passionate affair with France. This was my first “real” trip and at age sixteen, I was ready to take on the world. The trip was through my school’s language department and in a group of nine other kids, I...

    Tags: Europe
  • May 22, 20074:02 P.M. LuccaAmazing what eleven hours of sleep does for one. We didn't even start sight seeing until around one.   So we got in our little Fiat and managed to negotiate the road of death down to the 'main' road. Today we spent the afternoon in Lucca. The town is a pretty, medieval...

    Tags: Europe
  • A glow from the neighboring hut caught my attention. They were still at it. Roasting coffee beans over an open fire proves to be unpleasant, so the team processes them under the relief of night instead. Nothing riles the senses like the smell of Jamaican coffee beans being ground. The breeze that...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   On May 29, 2008, my family and I got on a plane that would take us to the most magical vacation we had ever been on.  My godparents and their daughter joined us, and they helped us organize and plan our trip.  We went to Walt Disney World in Florida. When we arrived, a complimentary Disney...

  •      Summer vacations are a big deal for me. Our family plans one big trip for the summer and since I'm going off to college next year, every one counts. Last July, it brought us to British Colombia, Canada.      First, you must know more about me. I am lucky enough to have traveled across the...

  • It was December 21, 2006, when I made a life changing journey to my parent’s home, Nigeria. Forcing me to appreciate my life thus far and leaving me wanting to modify my America lifestyle, this trip made a lasting impression. Although I was only 12 years old when I traveled, my conscience told me...

    Tags: Africa
  • I was a month from turning 18 when I stuffed myself, my iPod, my book, and my suitcase in the backseat of my parents' car for a weeklong visit to my aunt and uncle in Rifle, Colorado.  This was no "two hour tour", as my mother insists that driving is cheaper than flying, and that one can only...

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