Caribbean

  • The uproar of the motor was heard, the panga boat embarked and the wind started blowing against our faces. The excitement was building in my stomach with each second waited until finally I felt the big splash from their respiration. Every year pods of majestic gray whales travel from artic grounds...

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  • Every December my family and I made it a tradition to go on vacation to Mazatlan, Sinaloa. We stay at a resort for a week and then stay another few weeks in a small pueblo, called El Roble, with family. It is a great experience because we get the best of both worlds! You get to enjoy the beaches...

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  • In 2009 my family moved to Mexico, and after graduating very recently, I stopped living there. Looking back at this I can now see how much fun I had with the expatriate community in my adoptive city of Queretaro. In Mexico there are a multitude of various flavors of foreigner. The Americans and...

  • My brother and I took advantage of our dual citizenship to visit my mother’s family in Trinidad and Tobago.  Beginning our journey in April we travelled all day before finally reaching the island.  We don’t see my relatives from Tobago a lot, so spending time with family there became top priority...

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  •              My home is in Dessalines, Haiti. My family moved to Haiti as missionaries in August 2012. Dessalines is a beautiful city and has a very unique history. Your first morning in Haiti you will wake up and experience a beautiful sunrise. The clouds and sun are absolutely gorgeous and...

  • Many believe that you must use tons of money and go to the best places to have the best trip. My experiences would say differently. In reality, a family will have the most fun with what they make of it and a good positive attitude toward the trip. Four years ago my family as well as my two best...

  • The World's Capital as some of the townspeople often jokingly nickname the tiny village, is located on the outskirts of a big city in northern Mexico, La Villita. A city no bigger than that of its neighboring village is seperated to any surrounding region simply because of its crazy fun and...

  • To walk down the main street of Red Lodge, Montana is to meander into a world of the past.  The Western influence permeates every storefront: from the soda fountain feel of Scoop's Ice Cream Parlor to the vintage Roman Theater, this town holds true to its roots in the American West.   FINALIST...

  • It all started on an early morning on December 3rd, 2011, I woke up to the voice of a loud, anxious, yet excited mother yelling, “RISE AND SHINE TODAY IS THE DAY!”  In reality, I didn’t even know if I had really been woken up or if I was still dreaming since I was too tired to even think. All due...

  • My trip to Barbados in the summer of 2011 was without a doubt, one of the best trips I have ever experienced in my life. Barbados, the birth country of super-star Rihanna, the well-known cricketer Sir Garry Sobers, as well as the birthplace of my own father, is praised for its beaches, nature,...

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