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  • Located on the West tip of Texas, the city of El Paso is the next up and coming city in the state. Currently, the city of El Paso is building an AAA baseball stadium while renovating the downtown area.  A big city with a small city mentality, El Paso always has something going on for everyone....

    Tags: Exploring, Texas, USA
  •      While the airplane hummed, I fidgeted in my seat. Though I anticipated getting to know Paraguay, a shadow of insecurity hovered over my optimisim. The intimidating combination of a new setting, unfamiliar tasks and a foreign language, peppered my thoughts with dashes of anxiety and led me to...

  •               Three in the morning, pitch black, driving down a bumpy, aged, two-lane highway. Animals dart back and forth, left and right, tires screech, women scream. Suddenly, still, silence.             December 21st. Winter break arrived, it was time for the adventure I had been anticipating...

  • Hidden away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is seemingly just another small town on the road to bigger, brighter places. A person may drive through the town and see run-down houses and boarded-up windows. It’s the type of town that hardly appears suited for living, but, while you’re there, takes...

  •           My mother had always dreamed of going to England ever since she was a little girl. Some thirty or more years later, that time had finally come. My mother was taking the family to England. At first I was a little skeptical. I had no idea what to expect from another country. Will I like...

    Tags: Europe
  •             Saood Abdul-Kabir peers over me as I dipped a big toe into sleep. As soon as I was drowning in the blackness of sleep, Saood encroaches upon my sleeping figure and shakes it awake. This pattern was precedence for all occasions. There was no sleeping around Saood Abdul-Kabir...

  • The summer before my junior year in high school I went to Peru on a mission trip with my church, St. Andrew Lutheran Church. My church goes there every two years to visit and help an impoverished town called Pachacamac. I traveled there with my best friend, Ruth, and also many other people from my...

  •  I was asked to follow on a three day tour. I've never really gone on something exciting in my whole life; family trips, going an hour away for a show is maybe the furthest I have done with just friends. We were going from Saint Petersburg, Florida through Jacksonville into Orlando and so one....

  •     This Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of traveling with my parents to Sanibel Island, Florida. My dad had discovered the place 5 years ago, and fell in love with it. He wanted to share the beautiful island, with its original stores (no chain stores are allowed on the island), friendly people...

  • My family’s chosen use of vacation days, our ancestral home, the land of our people could be considered a hamlet by even the most generous of standards.  Helena, Arkansas, is the former home of a few family members and my most frequent travel destination. Despite its lack of movie theaters, bowling...

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