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  • When my dad told us that he was going to take us on a cruise through the Mexican Riviera my entire family leapt with joy. I was especially excited because I was just getting over a bad case of unrequited love, and a cruise seemed like the perfect way to get my mind off of my broken heart. After...

  • My name is Emree, I live in London, England and am traveling with my aunt and uncle for holiday. Emerson is my older sister, who will be going off to a university in the fall and is also traveling with us. The occupants of the hot tub at our resort, the lush Sheraton Vistana in Orlando, Florida,...

  • All my life, I’ve been blessed.  However, I haven’t really had the opportunity to travel to very many exotic places. So, the summer before I turned 16, when my parents told me our family was going to take a cruise to Mexico, I was absolutely thrilled!                 Throughout the trip, I was...

  • When I first found out I was going to New York, I couldn’t comprehend the thought. Growing up in a small town has a big impact on your mindset, so I was full of emotions. If you’ve never been to New York, you imagine it as Hollywood portrays it. The taxicabs and colossal buildings, the diversity...

  • On the last four days of our 2009 San Francisco vacation an opportunity arose to experience a seemingly different world from the tightly packed city. My Dad had arranged for my brother Izaac, and I to take a kayak trip on the Inverness Bay. Years ago, my dad lived around these parts. Some friends...

  •   After only a five-hour drive from my home, one can be in a totally different world. In the summer prior to my sophomore year, I was privileged to travel to a village in Baja Mexico with a group of medical students that my father was training over the summer. We served those who were struggling...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Whenever my family travels, the destination is always a careful balancing act between the differing interests of my brother and I. Though we are related, we couldn’t be more different. I live in the world of literature and art, and would love nothing more than to spend an hour staring at a painting...

    Tags: Africa
  • Three years ago, my family and I went on a cross-country trip to Louisiana, and having a keen interest in the paranormal, toured many haunted locations along the way. One of these was the Bell Witch Cave, located in Adams, Tennessee.  The Bell family had a house in the area near the cave over one...

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    Tags: Africa
  • When I boarded the plane that would be transporting our mission team to Dakar, Senegal, I knew that I was temporarily kissing the comforts of America goodbye.  Little did I understand what it meant to be journeying miles away from any fragment of familiar culture.  The entire eight hours of the...

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