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My vacation to Disney World, with my high school marching band, in the summer of 2009 was one of the most exciting and enjoyable trips I have ever been on. It was also probably one of the hottest I had ever been on. Florida weather was not so kind to us for the first couple of days, it was hot and...Tags:
It’s six in the morning, my eyes can barely stay open, and I’m staring at a big white van that I’m about to sit in for the next twelve hours. On my way to an impoverished part of Mexico, I did not know what lie ahead of me. Not only had I never been outside of the country before, but the most...Tags:
As the turbulent air pressure enveloped my head, a motley of nerves screamed from within me. It was not only my first airplane flight, but my first oversea missions trip. I couldn’t be more enthused, as the calling to serve beyond the tent-city of five consecutive spring breaks in Mexico and two...Tags:
My brother and I took advantage of our dual citizenship to visit my mother’s family in Trinidad and Tobago. Beginning our journey in April we travelled all day before finally reaching the island. We don’t see my relatives from Tobago a lot, so spending time with family there became top priority...Tags:
Old buildings, food bigger than my head, and a similar ambiance of home, placed San Antonio, Texas close to my heart- and stomach. With Americanized food that could only be summed up in one cliché, “everything is bigger in Texas”. First objective was to scout out the hotel we were...Tags:
The powerful paddlewheel churned out a mass of frothy bubbles, cutting a swath of foaming white across the shimmering expanse of water, on the surface of the vivid blues and soft greens swirling with every gentle breeze. I stood, grasping the railing of the cruise ship, Tahoe Queen, staring down...Tags:
My trip was from Mexico to the United States, during the spring of 2009. It was my first trip without my parents. It took my aunt and me three days to travel from San Luis Potosi to Chicago, Illinois. Those three days were the saddest and longest days of my life. Saying goodbye to my parents and...Tags:
My trip involved a group tour of Greece, Italy and France. It started at 13 Coins, a restaurant across from the Seattle airport. They serve my favorite dinner –chicken parmesan. As it was about 3 in the morning and I had to get used to a 10-hour time difference, we called it dinner. At the...Tags:
My mother collects Christmas ornaments. She buys them everywhere we go. Every vacation, road trip, journey -- each place we visit becomes a decoration to hang proudly on our tree. The ornaments hold the memories of travels passed -- of laughter, joy, and adventure. One hangs prouder than the rest....Tags:
A few months ago, during my spring break in March, I was presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was offered a chance to visit the capital of Spain, Madrid. Sadly, I won’t be able to talk about my entire visit to Madrid in the limited length of this essay, so I decided to talk abut my...Tags: