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I stood in front of a small wood building that almost blended into the alpine landscape around it. An overstuffed backpack dangled off my shoulders, full of rented mountaineering gear that I though made me look pretty hardcore, though I had little idea how to use any of it. I wasn’t worried, though...Tags:
Have you ever been on one of those vacations where things just get worse and worse? As a child, I took many trips to Texas with my family considering my sister’s lived there. A trip usually takes a turn for the worse when no one really wants to go, and at age five, the prospect of...Tags:
Last March my family and I went on a week long cruise to the Caribbean islands. The ship we sailed on was the Carnival Destiny. Besides just traveling with my mom, dad and siblings we also traveled with my grandma and grandpa. The ship departed from Puerto Rico and the ports of call were St. Thomas...Tags:
Imagine blue skies, clear water, and white sandy beaches. Have you ever been somewhere that you can just sooth yourself in the warm cool air? The island of the Dominican Republic gave me that wonderful experience. The cool breeze was like a hand running through your hair; the rays from the...Tags:
Every time I hear the words “Road Trip” from my family, I get quite a mix of emotions. I feel adventurous because we’ll experience something different. I feel exhausted because I’ll expect a long trip ahead for us. And I feel excited because we’re going somewhere out of Texas. So when our car...Tags:
Hurricane Katrina of 2005 was the third deadliest hurricane in the history of the United States. The total of 1,836 people lost their lives from the hurricane and the flooding. Living in Florida , I have witnessed the hurricane chaos. Never where I live, have I seen a hurricane cause severe damage...Tags:
The city of Savannah, Georgia is filled with southern charm and is widely regarded as the crown of Georgia’s low country. The midtown area of the city is dotted with landscaped squares that are a great place to start if you want to indulge in the history of the city. The city is designed in a...Tags:
Cactus, mountains, and beautiful sunsets: All memories of a trip I took last October. Upon exiting the Phoenix airport, I was immediately immersed into a new world, a new surrounding, and a new culture. As our bus pulled away, my anticipation of reaching our destination of Show Low...Tags:
"Wow, that looks like a scene from Under the Tuscan Sun!" I heard a teenage girl shriek. I was sleeping, although doing so quite unsuccessfully. I turned around in my seat to look out the giant window of our bus to see the most gorgeous sight my young eyes had ever seen: the Amalfi Coast of Italy....Tags:
My alarm went off at 5:00 AM, Saturday morning. Taormina, Sicily, was the most beautiful city at dawn. A mist off the Mediterranean covers the city. Shops are already open, and the locals have already had their first round of cafÃ©. This was the end of an amazing week and the start of the...Tags: