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This summer, I got a taste of native Hawaii. Not the resort on the beach type taste. The taste of Hana, Maui. Hana is a beautiful town on the east side of the island. From where I live in Paia, it's about a two hour drive to get there. The population of Hana is around a thousand people. There are...Tags:
For some the ultimate vacation is soaking up the sun, lying in the warm sand off of the shores of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For others a favorite vacation spot might be hitting the slopes in Vail, Colorado. For me, the best vacation was not spending the week at the top of a penthouse suite, but...Tags:
My heart was beating faster than the speed of light and anticipation was rising inside me. It was the day of my first flight to Florida and to the happiest place of all– Disneyworld. I imagined what I could possibly do first. Should I go swimming in the hotel pool, go sightseeing, or just relax...Tags:
It all started on March 1st, 2007. We packed up our house in a big u-haul truck and left Pennsylvania to go to Big Sky Montana in order to help a group of people who needed homes and jobs. We said our tear-filled goodbyes to the rest of our family and friends and then my parents and I were off on...Tags:
"Now these are called 'hoodoos'," calls the guide of our horse-back tour of Bryce Canyon in Utah. "Hoodoos" are tall stacks of rock that have been formed through ice-wedging, something my family and I had never heard of before our road trip to the Southwest region of the United States. My...Tags:
It started with a statement: “It’s cold. Let’s go back to the hotel.” It was late afternoon and we were in Boston Commons in April. We were wrapped in our warmest sweatshirts and three pairs of socks in 50-degree weather. Being from sunny Southern California, where 60-degrees is near freezing...Tags:
It is a mark of our generation's misery when one's best friend is an iPod, one's most prized possession is a laptop, and one's life partner, 'to have and to hold,' is a Blackberry 8835 with voice-activated GPS and a Justin Timberlake ringtone. What happened to car trips full of laughter and radio...Tags:
Okay, so California isn’t that exotic a destination. In your mind, anyway. I assure you, however, that for a teenager in Alaska who has never traveled independently before, it was a monumental experience. Travel was something I’ve always wanted to do. My parents did a lot of traveling when I was...Tags:
Before my eyes have even opened, I can feel the sappy, moist air lap against my face in waves. The birds have discovered the harmonious morning tune and are singing it amongst themselves outside my doorway. As my eyes flutter open to behold the alluring dawn, I take in the radiant courtyard in the...Tags:
Normal 0 0 1 466 2661 22 5 3267 11.1287 0 0 0 Teen Travel Writing Scholarship /*-->*/ Escape is a luxury that most people search for in their day-to-day lives and welcome it openly when it does extend its hand. Daily repetition of the same routine, in...Tags: