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  • The excitement that built up inside me over the year was finally expelled when I saw my parents carry the suitcases upstairs into our bedrooms. The leftover smell of the spices in the bottom reminded me so much of Syria. I couldn’t wait to pack up and leave. My parents started taking my brother...

  • The summer that I had always imagined was finally taking shape. It was the first Saturday of August, and it marked the halfway point of my month-long vacation in Kerala, India. The gloomy monsoon season filled with hours upon hours of rain had ended and was replaced by blissful summer days....

    Tags: Asia
  • It’s been four years since I was in Bangkok, Thailand again. Coming back to visit family in Asia was something I was looking forward to during my sophomore year. Summer vacation was going to be a good one for sure. We left baggage claim and headed towards the door. My grandparents and uncle...

    Tags: Asia
  • My hometown is Memphis, Tennessee and I was born and raised there for almost 17 years. Within those 17 years in the city of Memphis, I have become accustom to the many tourist attractions within this wonderful city. From the Stax Museum to the Mississippi River, Memphis has something for the whole...

  •              Zambia, Africa, a country of about 11,668,000 people, lying just north of South Africa containing one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a country that I had the opportunity to visit.              As a sophomore in high school, I was young and naïve about the world around me...

    Tags: Africa
  • An abrupt silence fell over the previously boisterous bus. I had never seen anything resembling such an area in my entire life. I could not have imagined anything similar. Compared to the slum area we had just entered, the worst neighborhoods in the United States seemed upscale. All of us were...

  • I stepped onto the plane en route to the United Kingdom expecting to see incredible historic sites, experience a completely different culture, gain the credibility as a world traveler, and come home with two memory cards filled with my many adventures. Who knew that I would gain so much more,...

  • One of my most memorable trips is my family trip to Big Bear, California.  Big Bear is a beautiful wooded mountain village on the banks of Big Bear Lake. This trip is memorable to me because one incident brought us together as a family.    When we first arrived in Big Bear, we went to Azteca...

  • This journal is humbly dedicated to Mark Twain, whose fine literature inspired me to document my travels. Also, I humbly dedicate it to Lewis and Clark, the classic textbook example of a true explorer. Last summer I took a trip to Ely, Minnesota and canoed fifty miles in lakes with no...

  • My name is Emree, I live in London, England and am traveling with my aunt and uncle for holiday. Emerson is my older sister, who will be going off to a university in the fall and is also traveling with us. The occupants of the hot tub at our resort, the lush Sheraton Vistana in Orlando, Florida,...

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