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Traveling experiences have fascinated many individuals around the world. In 2007-2008, the family and I went to Mexico in which we have not visited in eight years, as a family. Many of us were thinking, how would they react when we arrive? Would they notice us? What are we going to do when we get...Tags:
When many people reflect upon a past travel experience, they may think about a family trip to Disney World, a February vacation in Aruba, or even a chance to frolic on Rodeo Drive. Yet for myself, I have to say the most impressionable travel experience I’ve ever had was on a volunteer mission with...
This summer was amazing! I, Monica Estrada, was able to spend my summer in Trinidad Colorado in a program called Math Science Upward Bound (Also known as MSUB). With MSUB I got to experience the college life and travel around the beautiful state of Colorado. When I left for Trinidad I was...Tags:
It was March fifth of 2010, four in the morning and I was feeling excited about my trip to San Francisco. We had been planning this trip since the beginning of the year, to make a video for students with questions about university. We had researched about different questions high school...Tags:
This past summer, my life was changed after I made my way to the hilly lands of San Francisco to take in all that the city had to offer. I am a southern girl who has never experienced life outside of Louisiana, so this trip was an opportunity for growth in more ways than one. My lucky...Tags:
This past summer my family and I left the comfort of our Georgia home and ventured off to the west coast of the United States. In three short days, we visited Albuquerque, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon. What wasn’t so great was waking up at four am to head down...Tags:
Emaciated men shudder like skeletons. Rotting wooden bunks are the only respite for exhausted bodies. Asphyxiating pellets spew fumes of death. Stolen shoes accumulate as their owners’ bodies are turned to ashes. This is the Holocaust. A concrete wall stands resolute....Tags:
This year my family and I went to Mission Santa Barbara. We thought that it would be a unique family trip that we haven't done before. The mission really lit our day up because of all the festivities going on. My brother and I were the ones who brought up the idea of going to the mission because of...Tags:
The song 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' has always been just that, a song. But, my travels in Australia changed my opinion of it. It went from being a wav file to listen to and enjoy to being a musical masterpiece that had the potential to bring tears to my eyes. On December 31, 2006 at 9:00 p.m., I...Tags:
Jamaica is often associated with Bob Marley, "herbal medication", Usain Bolt, and perhaps the phrase "Yeah mon," however the most apt description is simply paradise. Jamaica's tropical climate, white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and abundance of luxurious resorts culminate to create a...Tags: