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  • It was days before school was going to open back up and I was super excited, but my family didn't go anywhere for the summer! My aunt, the person always on-the-go, decided she would help my family and I out by planning a one-day trip! 'Where are we going?' I asked. 'To the Big Apple!' my Mother...

  •  This past November I was one of four students selected to represent Texas in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. This band is compiled of four outstanding musicians from each state who come together to create an amazing band and have an experience like no other. We learn and memorize...

  • As soon as you walk off the 777 in New Delhi, India, you realize the place is different. Even after midnight, the air is hot and dry. There are no terminals in India; it is a mad rush full of pushing and shoving to get on the bus to take you to the airport. Such began my trip, my voyage of my...

    Tags: Asia
  •      Taiwan is alternately known as the Ihla Formosa, meaning "Beautiful Island"- a fact that rings very true in my current thinking. Since my childhood, I have gone to visit my family in Taiwan just about once every year.  The connection I feel with Taiwan is due less to my mere exposure to the...

    Tags: Asia
  • Since returning from Spain I have spoken to many people about my trip, mostly about my home stay, and my home stay family.  When speaking about my trip I always get the same question; did your family speak English?  In response I simply smile and say no.  The next question that follows is ‘well was...

    Tags: Europe
  • Je comprends pas. I don't understand- spend three weeks in Southern France with a family who speaks so little English they only recognize the name of your home town when you say Kurt Cobain, and you will find this to be the most important phrase in the French language. Or at least that is what I...

    Tags: Europe
  • It took a while, but I have successfully traveled through the roller coaster that is love once over, a ride through my own soul and conscious. I went to Ireland, inside another's enjoyment, and through heartbreak. I met my now close friend over three websites, tumblr.com, deviantArt.com, and...

    Tags: Soul Search
  • Walking through San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, was like jumping into a river.  Save the “getting your feet wet” for Spanish class.  Each of the 16 members of this school trip, including myself, were floundering, hardly able to escape the sensory overload.  Our deer-in-the-headlight looks...

  • On April 15, 2012 I visited the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve in beautiful Naples, Florida. Some people would consider this place a big swamp, but no not me! Personally, this preserve was beautiful and majestic! Enchanting and mysterious, and thats coming from someone who isn't really an outdoors...

  •      Sugar Land, Texas is known as the "Land of Sugar" and “The Land of the Beautiful” whiles being renowned for its outstanding beauty. Unlike other cities, Sugar Land is clean, pristine and extremely beautiful. Unlike other cities all across the world, Sugar Land is one of the cleanest cities...

    Tags: Texas, USA

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