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  • During the summer of my junior year, my dad’s company offered him a free trip to Las Vegas. A trip like this would be anyone’s dream, right? When my parent’s told me we were going to Las Vegas, I was so excited, until I realized that I’m only 17. I saw myself sitting in a hotel room, watching pay-...

  • On August 5, 2011, my family embarked on an adventure. Our adventure would take us to five continents, 16 countries, and countless cities and towns all over the world. We spat in the face of normal as we packed our lives into huge hiking packs and skipped town for a year, ready to take on...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • Cozumel, Mexico.  Home of amazing food,  great people, severe rain storms and three completely lost America citizens, with that winning combination, what could possibly go wrong?  I’ve never been a huge fan of boats.  I’ve always believed anything you can learn on water, you can learn much better...

  • In December of 2007, my family was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii. We stayed in the Hilton Hotel in front of Waikiki Beach, where eventually became the place I learned how to surf. My father is a pilot so he was familiar with the place and helped my mother, brother and...

  • Finally homeward bound from this years Festival of Music which had been held in Toronto, Canada, I look out the window on my right and look over the awesome and powerful presence of the Canadian "Horseshoe" Falls, and the majestic view of the American Falls along with the Bridal Veil Falls. However...

  • “I’ve done it before, I can do it again. Easy!”  Never before in my life have I been so utterly proved wrong by my own self. The last time I hiked the eleven miles through the Grand Canyon, I had nothing but a much too heavy pack of items destined to never be used and buckets of water, later ending...

  • This summer, of 2010, I was one of the lucky fourteen selected few on the entire west coast to have a chance in a lifetime opportunity to attend a prestigious program called Youth About Business, in New York City, New York. The camp started on July 5 - July 9, 2010. The program was created by a...

  •         Two summers ago I got the opportunity to travel to Italy not only was it the experience of a lifetime, I also discovered that my dream of providing medical care was not only limited to America. Going to Italy was the first time I traveled without my family which was an experience that made...

    Tags: Europe
  • I have been blessed to travel my entire life. Whether it is an Alaskan cruise, a trip to the Caribbean, or a road trip, travelling has always been a passion of mine. One of my absolute favorite vacation destinations is Walt Disney World. And no, I am not five years old. I’ve just been a Disney...

  •   “Now remember,” my uncle instructed as he disappeared into the back of the car. “Water is essential for hiking trips.” As he proceeded to stuff our backpacks with bottled water, I surveyed my surroundings. We were standing in the Fenghua Hotel parking lot in Dali, China. The sunshine felt...

    Tags: Asia

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