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From a small aircraft, the beauty of the Abacos was nothing less than breathtaking. Nearly 12,000 feet above the earth’s surface, one could see white sand basking in the ever-present sun, and beaches idly stretching to the vibrant border of the Caribbean. From above, the sea was clear and calm;...Tags:
About two years ago my great grandfather went into a coma, his first ever really serious one. We all thought he would pull right out of it, he had had over 24 heart attacks before this and he had survived everyone. But when two weeks went by without a change, my mom and i drove down to visit him....Tags:
For a while, visiting Europe seemed like a distant whimsical fantasy, an unreachable desire, a goal yet to be accomplished, and something I could only get an idea of through books and movies. It was two summers ago, that this seemingly distant fantasy became a close reality. This trip...Tags:
My father's family can mostly all be found right where he left them, on the island of Sardegna. Sardegna belongs to Italy and is located smack-dab in the middle of the Medditerrainian Sea. Every other year of my life, my mom, dad, sister, and I have been flying out there, seeing the sights,...Tags:
My most memorable vacation was taken when I was age fifteen and involved in girl scouts. Camp Fox Tail offered a wide variety of different camp activities for all ages of girl scouts. I decided to take a two week adventure rafting down the Colorado River. I was terrified to go on this trip...Tags:
Hi. I'm Morgan Jones. I'm a Senior at the Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho. This Spring I, and my fellow peers, will embark on our individually designed Senior Projects. In order to understand the idea of my Senior Project, it's important that you understand a little bit about me. I enjoy...Tags:
My first trip out of Alaska, and I couldn’t believe where I was: on the other side of the globe, in a completely foreign land. From the moment I stepped off the plane and into my new life in Poland, I knew I was in for a difficult year. I didn’t understand any words except, “Where is the toilet...Tags:
When choosing an ideal vacation destination, the typical first option for many folks is far removed from a small suburb with mediocre weather, in favor of a big city with beautiful scenery and noteworthy landmarks. Not so mainstream is Sammamish Washington, a genuine retreat location and friendly...Tags:
Walking down Roman avenues in the early morning instills an exciting feeling. We catch a bus to take us into the city. We ride the bus through the streets and see what anyone would see going through a city: shops, restaurants, fountains, buildings, a bustling metropolis like any other, but vastly...Tags:
My family and I, from New York City, were visiting my relatives in San Francisco, California this summer. On a weekend we visited Angel Island with my cousin and my grandma. We took a ferry from the Blue and Gold Fleet (http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/) to this “Ellis Island of the West,” which is...Tags: