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  • Finally, after six hours on the airplane, we are now landing. My family and I take our first footsteps in another country! Unfortunately, there is still another five to six hour drive to get to the little town in Portugal where my mother was born. I am very ecstatic because this is the third time...

    Tags: Europe
  • Growing up I had always been fortunate enough to not only travel the country but as well as parts of the world.  Our family vacations to various states, Mexico, Jamaica, and several Caribbean countries made me experience other cultures that differ from my own.  Once I entered high school I...

    Tags: Europe, Spain
  • I had just graduated from middle school, and my french class had decided that we wanted to visit France together. Using the group, Global Works, we set up our trip, but I was scared. We were going to be spending a couple of days living with a french family and I was going to be alone. All of my...

    Tags: Europe
  • During July of last year, I took a trip to Florida to play baseball in the Senior League All-Star Regional Tournament. This was the best trip I have ever taken. The trip was paid for by the Little League Organization. We stayed in a hotel located right on the beach. I enjoyed this trip for quite a...

  • Thrilled and with my blood pumping, I continue my ascent to the summit of Mt. Lincoln (14,286 ft) in Colorado . The sun bakes the back of my neck, and my legs feel as though they are about to collapse. Lactic acid and fatigue building in my muscles, I stop hiking and peer down the incredible...

  • Recently, I ventured outside the United States, for the first time, on a trip to Costa Rica, where I experienced a way of life different from the ones I had encountered in my own nation. Walking through the streets of the country's largest city I saw men, women, and children young and old resting...

  • This summer, I went on a week long service trip to the Dominican Republic.  I can confidently say that this trip was the most significant experience of my life to date.  My team and I went to the town of Monte Cristi, a town on the coast just a few miles from the Haitian border. Our team...

  • My family and I embarked on a trip to Haiti for our spring break vacation in April of 2012. My father was born in Haiti and thought it’d be wonderful to return and visit our family. On the morning of our arrival, we were greeted at the airport with lively music and the warm Caribbean breeze....

    Tags: Caribbean
  • During my time as a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), I have had many experiences I wouldn’t have had otherwise. As a freshman in high school and a first year member of FBLA, I placed second in the Business Math competition and advanced to Nationals, which were being held in...

  • Travel Blog: Yellowstone National Park (July 2007)               Well, this was a very interesting experience with the natural wonder we had the chance to experience. We had been to Denver, Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake, and Jackson Hole (Wyoming) prior to this, and this was the middle...

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