Road Trip

Last summer, my cousins decided to call us up and take us on a road trip. “ROAD TRIP!” we shouted as we began packing up our things.  Our uncle told us that he had a time share at a place called Indio, and that it might be a little bit hot. Our family and our cousin’s family are extremely close....

My family and I are close-knit have always enjoyed travelling together; experiencing new places is something we look forward to doing every summer. However, from Jacksonville, Oregon, the farthest from home we had ever travelled to was Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. This summer, we planned to take our...

The summer of 2007 my neighbors, the Fongers, invited me to explore the western side of the United States. We traveled from our house, in Clarksville Michigan, all the way to Montana. This opportunity my neighbors provided for me influenced my life a great deal. We started off taking the SS...

Last winter I went on one of my most exciting adventures, a vacation with my Grandma to Florida. Every year my Grandma makes the long drive from Michigan to Florida to spend the winter in her house there. Luckily for me she decided to take me along to spend a couple weeks with her. Not only did...

     To immerse oneself in unfamiliar surroundings is the most effective way to broaden one’s horizons and to be able to understand other’s opinions and points of views.  This is why I love to travel and why my family’s road trip to California was the most meaningful vacation of my life.  Our...

The jaded road ahead radiated with heat from the Arizona sun. The land around the asphalt was dusty and cracked. It was speckled with pale green shrubs and was wrapped by forgotten barbwire fences. The sky was bright and wide and the auburn land stretched into the horizon. And then suddenly- like...

Living in Houston, TX comes with tolerance for a certain type of weather. When you venture out the world seemingly changes and for the first time in twelve years I had the chance to experience it from every aspect. I had a rare chance to go from San Francisco, California all the way to Orlando,...

Growing up my parents made sure they kept me safe and out of trouble whether that meant putting seemingly unnecessary restrictions on more or not.  So when I discovered I would be allowed to take a beach trip with my friends this summer I was overjoyed!  Finally I was going to be able to pan...

Throughout my life I’ve traveled across the United States after my parents set the goal for me to see the 48 continental states before going to college.  However no trip has compared to my family’s trip this past summer.  The trip began like every other with us all gathering in the car and...

On June 20th, I started a three week adventure with my family up the east coast of the United States to see things that I had never seen before. Our first stop was in Virginia, where we met my father’s Aunt Donna and Uncle Ernie for the first time. Their son, Todd, and grandson, T.J., took my...

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