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  • My junior year of high school, all the choirs went to the most popular tourist destination in the United States, New York City (NYC). I have to say I was really excited to go somewhere out of state. The only place my family had gone was to Disney World when I was in fourth grade, which I...

  •               I spent a week in paradise. Kona, Hawaii. I met a lizard instead of a blond surfer. I spent the week making friends with a little, green invasive species. Neither one of us belong in Hawaii, but we desperately want to.             Why Kona? Many ask us that question. Why not...

    Tags: Hawaii, USA
  • My aunt had always dreamed of taking her beloved nieces and nephews on a trip across America. After being diagnosed with cancer, she was even more determined to make this dream a reality before her illness worsened. Months later, in a 15-passenger van, 12 of us set out on a 6 week journey which...

  • As a girl of fourteen, Lizzie thought she had outgrown all of the ridiculous variations of hide-and-seek ever created. It was a game she had spent countless hours playing as a young child; however, somewhere between twelve and thirteen years of age she lost the will to play it. Even her sister,...

  • Eskridge, Kansas. You have probably never heard of this town. Most people, even those who only live a mere 30 miles away, haven’t either. So don’t feel too bad. It’s a town where a person could jog from the north edge to the south edge, and back again in under five minutes. When driving through...

  • Most people look at the world as this picture perfect place where everyone lives a life either the same or better than them. We think of those in poverty as those with a small house and an old car. Africa can change your whole perspective on life; you think the homeless man on the street is living...

  • Traveling is only one of the many beautiful things people love to do. It gives us the opportunity to meet and see things we otherwise would’t. It opens our mind and soul to new things and sets our imagination free. With so many places to see it is difficult to choose one place our heart truly...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • 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....

  •   Robyn Jones September 18, 2009 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship               After spending a week visiting our relatives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, my family and I boarded a plane to California before going back to our home state of Alabama. Sight-seeing California was a much anticipated...

  • Around the world today, there are various individuals who travel for business, to visit family, friends, or maybe even to relocate from their current location. Traveling helps the people to familiarize themselves with the environment. Traveling gives you advantages such as: meeting new people,...

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