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  • On the morning of June 24, 2011 at 2:00 a.m., me and my church family boarded the bus and headed to Orlando, Florida. By 7:00 a.m., we were well into Georgia and everyone was hungry, so we stopped at Ryan’s for breakfast. Approaching the door, I could smell the sweet aromas of all of the delicious...

  • I had never been far from the metropolitan city of Mumbai when I had visited India, so traveling to North India, or Uttar Bharat, was the first time I would see different parts of India.  North India is quite different from Mumbai.  Mumbai, a coastal city, is humid, while North India is dry.  The...

    Tags: Asia, India
  • Quarter Finalist 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship                What a trip! We hit Gatlinburg, Washington D.C.                What a trip! We hit Gatlinburg, Washington D.C., New York, Salem, Savannah, Sleepy Hollow, Williamsburg, Jamestown, and York. All of these cities...

    Tags: DC, North America, USA
  •               I’m pretty sure that everyone, young or old, has a memorable vacation spot that he or she visited as a child.  For me it’s St. George Island, specifically the Beach House called Cut Bait that my uncle owned.             I know a lot of people who have been to St. George, but I...

  • “Wake up! The house is on fire!” On my last night in Kauai, my Mom hauled me out of bed in the middle of the night. Swiftly, she towed me through the house my family had rented. As I was ushered outside into the warm, night air, her words sunk in. Suddenly, a wave of panic came crashing down on me...

  • In June of 2008, my family and I went on a trip to the Philippines to visit our family and friends.  After spending two years living in Texas, I was more than excited to go back home for the summer to reunite with everybody and spend time at the beaches. For one of our beach trips, my family and I...

    Tags: Asia
  • “Oh wow,” I thought as I stared wide-eyed up at the aircraft carrier looming in front of me, “it’s massive!”  I was in downtown San Diego, California, looking up at the USS Midway Museum that rests in San Diego Harbor.  The USS Midway Museum is an actual retired aircraft carrier that served in...

  • when we got to the village, I could not wait to see what else there was to discover. As I unpacked my bags, I heard  chirping. I ran to the window, and on the oak tree, I saw a bird. The singing was so beautiful that it made me feel welcomed. To the left of the tree was a little, noisy, crystal...

    Tags: Europe
  • The trips I have taken over the past few years have all had a message that I always learn at some point. Every time I go some where I always learn an important life message that can teach me in the future with my experiences. In my opinion my trip to Pachuca, Mexico was one I will never forget, not...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • “I need two cheeseburgers plain and a kielbasa loaded,” I shout to the grill man. Two steps to the soda machine. Slide a cup off the stack, Diet Coke, wait for the bubbles to fizzle down, pop a lid on top, poke a straw in it. Count it out. Cheeseburgers, $13.00, kielbasa, $7.25 plus sauerkraut for...

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