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Je comprends pas. I don't understand- spend three weeks in Southern France with a family who speaks so little English they only recognize the name of your home town when you say Kurt Cobain, and you will find this to be the most important phrase in the French language. Or at least that is what I...Tags:
Passport in hand, I nervously make my way through the Lindberg terminal alongside my mom and her sister’s family. We have been invited to the wedding of my aunt’s foreign exchange student in Guatemala. An hour early, we look up at the flight scheduling only to find that our flight has been delayed...Tags:
The small town of Quincy rests between evergreen mountains in Plumas County in Northern California. The best time to visit Quincy is around Fourth of July weekend. This time is perfect weather for swimming and hiking and the High Sierra Music Festival is in town. I highly recommend...Tags:
The summer of 2011, I traveled to Peru in South America. The morning of the departure, it was hot and humid and yet I was headed to Lima, Peru on the first day. I had three things on my mind: whether I would arrive on time, how to adjust to the culture, and how to handle myself being without my...Tags:
The world is immeasurable in its size. There are so many places to visit and people to meet. Many cities can be found bursting with history, culture and life. A traveler can find the most breathtaking places or the most heartbreaking. I have gotten many chances throughout my life to...Tags:
/*-->*/ When most people think of Los Angeles, they either think of the glitz and the glam, the true allure that Hollywood brings or the hot summer suns mixed with a gentle ocean breeze. What most travelers do not see is the simple beauty found within every crevice of this famed city. ...Tags:
I go to Rancho Alamitos high in Garden Grove, California and on February 25, 2010, my classmates and I went out to San Francisco. The trip was paid for in the Avid club and the purpose for it was to go and visit universities, such as Stanford, UC Davis, UC Mercedes, Berkeley, Stanislaus, and...Tags:
In the beginning of April of 2009, I was still in my freshman year at Vista High School. I was a member of the Vista Regimental Marching Band, and I was going to the United Kingdom with this group of kids I had just met. We were met at Heathrow Airport in London by our tour guide, Ela. She was a...Tags:
I do not remember in vivid detail my first trip into the downtown area of Greenville; however, standing under 4 feet, like most children, I imagine that it would appear as large an New York City would to an adult. The tops of buildings looked as though they were smokers puffing clouds and the...Tags:
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: