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  • “My wife and I pick up bottles and cans along this road. Back then it was very hard for everyone with my color of skin. I have lived on this street for 62 years, and I was here when Mr. King lived here. I marched up and down this street with him, helping him support the cause of equal rights for...

  • In the spring of 2005, my church youth group made plans to visit a church that we sponsor in Matlapa, Mexico. Our guide and helper told our youth group the seriousness of this trip. He told us that he did not know how useful our limited use of the Spanish language would be since we would be...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • The day is Wednesday, March 19, 2008. Now I'm not particularly fond of Wednesdays, but this Wednesday, happened to be the most exciting and monumental day of a 16 year old girl's life. My luggage was carefully being weighed on a silver scale at the always pleasant Southwest Airlines counter, while...

  • Businessman Paul Getty once said, 'In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.' I, too, had a similar experience while my six week stay in Japan. I won a full paid scholarship from my father's work that gave me the...

    Tags: Asia
  • Jupiter, Florida is a   Jewel of Unmatched adventures and a Place In which to Travel and be Entertained…. Royally!   Jupiter offers something for everyone.  We have parks galore for biking, hiking, sailing, and trailing.  Riverbend Park offers 10 miles of biking and equestrian...

    Tags: Florida, USA
  • The plane was huge, but felt small as we landed in the country of my birth. It was a place that I had left fourteen years earlier, just days short of my second birthday, obviously not able to make the decision whether to stay or leave. That decision was made for me by my Indian birthmother and my...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage
  • Another Palm Springs             This summer a group of us from our local church tried something completely different than your average summer vacation. What do you envision when you think of summer vacation?  Possibly going camping with the family, or traveling to a large city and site seeing?...

  • Welcome to Miami: a tiny piece off the Atlantic side of Florida, yet one of the most populated and popular attractions craved worldwide. This fairly young city is most known for its swaying palm trees and extensive beaches. With water five feet away from any residence, it’s difficult not to...

    Tags: Florida, Miami, USA
  •   Disappointment sucks. At least that’s what being a Chicago Cubs fan my whole life has taught me. So when I first heard the news that our family vacation to Florida was canceled, due to the oil spill, I was thrilled that our consolation trip was Michigan. Oh Michigan, the place where you can be...

  • With an American mother and Ghanaian father both having served, in the United States Armed Force, most of my upbringing resided in various locations in the U.S. and around the world. My family moved to Italy during my fifth grade year in 2001.While living in Italy, I attended an Italian middle...

    Tags: Europe

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