Caribbean

  • “Bienvenidos a la Republicana Dominican!”—Welcome to the Dominican Republic. I had been anticipating for over a year to hear those words and when I walked into the Puerto Plata airport with several other Global Leadership Adventures™ students, my mind was blown by the band of men greeting me...

  • I had been anticipating this trip for years. This would be my first time going to Jamaica to see my family and riding on a plane. On our way to the airport my mother started to go hysterical she wondered if she would be able to handle the turbulence. As my family and I arrived at the airport and...

  • During the summer of 2012, I embarked upon an amazing trip that I will truly never forget.  My family and I took a breathtaking cruise to three beautifully enchanting islands that we really enjoyed. Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is the best ship I have ever stepped foot on.  Every second...

  • What an amazing surprise to wake up Christmas morning, singing the famous song Feliz Navidad when your parents give you meaning to sing the song: a trip to Grand Cayman and Mexico! New Year's Eve would be so much fun while traveling on the Carnival cruise ship's Paradise. I had already been on...

  • The waves were choppy, but that didn’t stop me from going to the edge of the boat and drawing in a deep breath before taking the plunge...only to pop right back up to the surface. Life jackets aren’t designed to let you sink. Besides, I didn’t need to go very deep. I was just snorkeling.   â–º...

  • The sun beat down on our bare backs as we jogged along the water’s edge. I could feel the heat starting to burn my skin, turning its pretty fair complexion into a far more burdening red one. After taking a quick break to hydrate, we continued to jog for about a minute until finally we came back...

  • 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....

  • July 15, 2012. 3:00 a.m., my alarm sounded. My tired body was quickly energized when I remembered that the day set before me was the beginning of a journey like nothing I had embarked upon before. I reached Austin Bergstrom International Airport at 4:00 a.m. where I met up with the rest of my...

  •         This past June, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the largest Bahamian island, Andros Island, on a school trip. With a population of only about eight-thousand people, the beauty of nature really presented itself on this island and in the reefs, looking almost untouched by humans...

  • Road trips are an iconic American family vacation. Driving down classic two-lane American roads across the country, windows rolled all the way down to enjoy the fresh air, board games strewn across the laps of restless little children sitting in the back seat, and parents up front trying to keep...

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