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  • Through out my senior year in high school, my senior class and I had to plan for our senior class trip. We knew where we wanted to go, and that was Disneyland. We wanted to raise enough money so all fifteen of us graduates could go and so that we could also have spending money. We didn’t want to...

  • When I found out that I could go on a rare life time experience trip to Spain with a group of class mates, I was nail bitten excited. I told my mom about it right away and she thought that it would be a great experience if I went. Leading up to the day, our group would gather for meetings to plan...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • I spent this year's family summer vacation on a river in the middle of nowhere with a bunch of old people. My parents and I traveled 82 miles in five days via a rubber raft and a river guide. We traveled with 21 people all together, including five river guides with five rafts. We traveled the wild...

  • During my first year at an art based middle school, I did what most 13 year olds never imagine doing.  Rain coat at the ready, violin strapped on my back and three disposable cameras handy, I embarked on a journey to Russia with my fellow orchestra members in the spring of 2006. â–º  Quarter...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
  • "You have reached your destination." said the GPS. I looked excitedly out the window. "Ahh, Sacramento." You know, Downtown, in the middle of no where with Farms surrounding you. Yep! That one. We had arrived at the La Quinta Inn in Downtown Sacramento. My band family had checked in and scurried...

  • The Grand Canyon, a widely talked about place and supposedly one of the greatest places to visit, is one that I had never experienced. What makes it such a grand and amazing place? My family and I left for the canyon by train – departing on The Grand Canyon Railway from Williams, Arizona. The...

  • Saint Louis, Missouri is one of the Midwest’s hidden gems. Harboring a combined population of 2,900,605 in her city and the Metropolitan areas, Saint Louis is home to some of the Midwest’s greatest cultural and historical sites, as well as housing a wonderful number of fun places to visit and...

    Tags: USA
  • Mason City, Iowa is where big city fun and small town charm meet. From walking around the historic down town to eating some of the best food in the Midwest, Mason City is a destination for the whole family. The first stop to make while in town is Music Man Square. This charming museum goes back...

    Tags: Iowa, USA
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  •             Traveling has always been something I wanted to do. Every time I visit a new area, I feel a new sense of understanding is created. One such understanding was learned during one of my vacations. Over the summer of 2008, my family and I went to India. We visited a city by the GangesRiver...

    Tags: Asia, India

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