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“Attention, last call for flight seventeen to Madrid.” Here we go I thought as the announcer's words were repeated again in Spanish, my first ten-hour flight across an open ocean and to a whole new country. Emotions and thoughts were spinning inside me with anticipation of our arrival. Questions...Tags:
I have had a plethora of experiences, particularly, for my age. The magnitude of my experiences has helped shaped my perception on the world around me and broaden my horizons. One of my most prominent memories was a delightful trip my family and I took to Amsterdam Holland. I had no idea...Tags:
In the Bible, Philippines 4:13 says " I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength." This verse has impacted my faith and my life in so many ways. During the summer of 2009 i experienced the opportunity to work with the International organization Habitat for Humanity building houses for...Tags:
Managua, Nicaragua. The volcano in the background is a constant reminder of the unpredictability of life. The combination of men on horseback and others in Toyota Prados remind us of the inequality in an underdeveloped country. There is no doubt about the beauty of the place. Natural waterfalls,...Tags:
Our great nation is often referred to as America the Beautiful and I believe that to be true. This past summer, I had the privilege of embarking on a journey to the Wild, Wild West. My family and I intended to reach the Grand Canyon. Sometimes things don't always go as planned. We encountered many...Tags:
When I was in Washington DC last summer, I came across several PETA supporters protesting against the unethical treatment of animals. Interested, I approached the stand and was eagerly handed a colorful pamphlet that was clearly made for the younger public, along with several cute little stickers....Tags:
It was last year, during the summer of July 2010, my parents decided to lay out the blueprint to our vacation. Man, I'm thinking to myself we can never get away from our daily hustles and jobs during any summer, but their hints to this new summer would be different. To my suprise my parents saved...Tags:
Each and every year, my family sets off on a trip to Paris, France: the City of Love. It is my absolute favorite place in the worl,d and I love it more than any place else. However, I don't love Paris because it is beautiful. It is beautiful, of course, but that is not the reason I love it.2014 FTF...Tags:
Saint George, Utah is popular for vacations. Its excellent winter weather attracts snow birds. Then there are many sites to see and explore. For example; golf courses, Zions, and many other scenic spots. To me, however, the most profound things in Saint George is its historic buildings and Dixie...Tags:
An avalanche of odd stares hit our traveling party as we marched through the sea of people busily strutting around the streets of New York City. Extravagantly ageless buildings loomed before us, and neon signs flashed out at us like sirens beckoning us into the deep abyss of materialism. We were...Tags: