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Early in the summer of 2007 my step-mom announced that we had the opportunity to travel to Italy through a company called Adventures by Disney, a family-friendly tour group company. I was thrilled at the prospect of going to Italy, but the thought of having to stay with a group of strangers for ten...Tags:
At 17 years old, I believe myself to be very globally conscious-I desire to make a difference in the world, primarily through creating a system that will help those in poverty live in harmony with the environment while also trying to work with political heads and create economy and...Tags:
Raymond Lam... Many have not heard of this man, especially in the United States. However for many Chinese viewers in New York, California, Illinois, and more, he may be a superstar. It is very hard to reflect and look back on the fun experiences I had in Hong Kong. July 13, 2008 was the day of...Tags:
I stood, gazing about me in wonder as I absorbed the narrow streets and peered into the shadowed dwellings of a civilization long gone. Prior to this vacation, I never would have dreamed that a piece of history as rich as Ostia Antica could have survived the ruin that time so often brings. ...Tags:
With a forceful surge of energy, I heaved myself up out of the chilling water, and collapsed onto the closest bench. The whole snorkel-boat shook -- “ though admittedly, it was scarcely more than a large white dinghy, having a maximum capacity of perhaps eight passengers. Gulping in the warm Baja...Tags:
One of the most uncomfortable voyages that I have ever taken overseas was my unfortunate/fortunate (I have trouble accurately describing which) trip to Madrid, Spain. By uncomfortable, I am not referring to the quality of the airline service, but the actual time my mother, sister, and I spent on...Tags:
The 2009- 2010 school year I was lucky enough to be apart of the Seminole High School Dazzlers from Sanford, Florida , an extremely disciplined dance team that is nationally recognized especially for their crazy high kick routines. March 11- 14, 2010 we were headed to Fort Worth, Texas for the...Tags:
Last summer, I went to Lima, Peru, a beautiful city with not so beautiful slums. I stayed at the El Pueblo resort, a beautiful resort with lush, green grass and beautiful pools. Right outside the gate of this beautiful place is a completely different world. Outside my little world of...Tags:
I have been blessed to travel my entire life. Whether it is an Alaskan cruise, a trip to the Caribbean, or a road trip, travelling has always been a passion of mine. One of my absolute favorite vacation destinations is Walt Disney World. And no, I am not five years old. I’ve just been a Disney...Tags:
Someone snorted in the back of the van in their sleep. The snow danced outside from the sky as the twelve person van moved at a nauseous rate. My eye lids drooped and exhaustion’s fingers tugged at my body. I tugged back, refusing to surrender. My peers were too armed with food and other...Tags: