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    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was last year, during the summer of July 2010, my parents decided to lay out the blueprint to our vacation. Man, I'm thinking to myself we can never get away from our daily hustles and jobs during any summer, but their hints to this new summer would be different. To my suprise my parents saved...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • Over the summer of 2010 I went on the trip of a lifetime. I spent ten very short days in Europe with people I had gone to school with; they were almost complete strangers to me. I have always been the quiet girl and have kept to myself, over those ten days everything changed. Not only did I make...

    Tags: Europe, Germany
  • The icy water hits me like a slap to the face. Spluttering and gasping for air, I wedge my foot even more tightly under the safety strap at the front of the raft and try not to fall overboard. Through the water in my ears and the roaring of the rapids, I can faintly hear our raft guide, Mark,...

  •   A Jewish proverb states that “No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.” In my experience, this is true in every way. A perfect example is one of my family’s most memorable vacations. During mid-winter break last February, my father thought it would be the perfect time to take a...

  • Volunteering in My Native Land June 2008, I volunteered to work with young children in the Central American country of Guatemala.I joined a United States based program called Cross Cultural Solutions.It was a colorful time chocked full of new experiences and long-lasting memories. I arrived in...

  • My first year of high school had flown by. I was totally and completely excited about the trip. I, along with several other students from Sun Valley, had been nominated by the band director to attend a tour of five countries in Europe. This was the most amazing opportunity I had ever been presented...

    Tags: Europe
  • Every year, my parents take me to a miniscule town in Mexico called Poncitlan. Poncitlan is located about 40 miles southwest of the city of Guadalajara, Guadalajara is a bustling city filled with traffic and sidewalks filled with people who always have somewhere to go. The city is overwhelmed...

  • One seat, my iPod, my best friend and a 15 hour plane ride across the world. Being me and saying this isn't too common. You could never imagine anyone in my family saying these words. You can say we aren't the 'richest' in the bunch, but hard work and having goals helped me get through the payment...

    Tags: Europe
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