Caribbean

  • This year, I was able to go to Puerto Rico. Although the plane ride was quite long, about 6 hours, it was well worth the wait. We had visited oceans like Crash Boat and Isabella. The ocean was blue and clear. You could see through the water and see your feet and the sand. The weather and ocean...

  • The road was rough, and the bus was full of chatter. It was the Fourth of July, and my family and I were in Ensenada, Mexico for our last stop on our Carnival Inspiration Cruise. We had signed up for a bus tour that led up to La Bufadora, or the blowhole. I stared out the window as the bus...

  • When it came time for my family to make our way to California for a cruise down the Mexican Riviera, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of landscapes. We drove through miles of uninteresting sagebrush and plateaus to reach the West Coast; and upon our arrival at the Super 8 Motel in Long Beach, I...

  •      It was my very first time. I had never been out of the country before this, and I had no idea what to expect. I had seen TV commercials of slums in third world countries, but I never assumed I'd see it myself. I smelled the odor, walked the dirty paths, and held the crying children. For the...

  • Fear can hinder you from enduring a once in a lifetime experience, such as what I almost missed out on during my trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica. During our trip, my family and I decided to go on a mini cruise at the beach. The cruise included a foot massage, a wonderous view of the vast Caribbean...

  • There are many recollections of memorable family vacations and reunions, however there is one vacation that stands out.  It was a cruise vacation on the Royal Caribbean ship liberty of the Seas with my family: mother, father, and brother. The ship would visit in the western Caribbean Ocho Rios...

  • Last Spring Break, I had the opportunity to go on a mission trip with my church youth group. Our team had two goals for our stay in Ensenada, Mexico: to build a house for a family in the area and to give love to children in an orphanage nearby. I was excited, but also nervous about speaking...

  • Traveling can be a very relaxing and rejuvenating experience, specifically when traveling to an area that is open in a variety of natural aspects. Every summer my family travels to San Luis Potosi, Rioverde, which is open in such a natural way. It is great to experience nature in Mexico because...

  • As I gripped the rails that kept me from plummeting, my knuckles turned as white as the grains of sand on the pearly white beach.  Then the light turned green signaling that it was my turn.  Air flew underneath me as if I were a plane taking flight with my body’s momentum as the landing gears. ...

  • When I first found out that I would be vacationing in Haiti, I had mixed emotions. Visiting exotic locations is one of my passions, but the idea of spending three weeks in isolated villages had me second guessing the trip’s initial appeal. However, the fact that I would be spending most of the...

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