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My Personal Journey & Adventure My family and I had been dreaming about visiting the Grand Canyon in Arizona since before I was born. It was always the vacation that never happened because one of my parents couldn't take work off for long enough. After years of coaxing and attempting to get...Tags:
The word family can be defined as a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, (www.dictionary.com). To me, family is more than a social unit. Family is hope, generosity, trust, and love; each word at its purest meaning. I was blessed with seven brothers and...Tags:
'Are you sure there's good shopping? 'Cause the last time you said that it was all old lady stuff,' I moaned to my mother, while enduring a painfully long layover before our flight to Bangkok, Thailand while sitting in a smelly terminal in the Taipei Airport. My ever-prepared mother responded,...Tags:
Last summer I went on vacation with my family. Our trip was not some huge ordeal; instead, it was a trip to Utah in order to drop my brother, Taylor, off at BYU. On the way, and once we arrived, we did fun activities that were not over the top, but allowed us to spend time together as a family....Tags:
The musky, tropical, humid air was the first thing I noticed as I walked down those narrow steps of that six hour plane ride. We didn't even walk into the airport, but right in to the smack middle of Cancun, Mexico. The bubbles in my stomach wouldn’t stop and the tears in my mom's eyes were...Tags:
The French culture has always been present in my life. My fascination stems from childhood; family members and friends constantly told me that the French culture was refined, the people were sophisticated, and that the cuisine was exquisite. Naturally, I began to form romantic views of France; I...Tags:
Every three years I get the amazing opportunity to squish myself in coach seating between overly excited tourists awaiting their new adventure. As long and claustrophobic as these plane rides are, I would not trade my trips to the Philippines for anything. From them I have gained an appreciation...Tags:
Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day… I. Was. Devastated. Upon entering the KOA campgrounds, my family had high hopes of enjoying a lovely, once in every two years camping trip. Who would have known the weather man had lied; High 80’s all week long. Ha, try mid 50’s! Above us, clouds...Tags:
“We are going to do what?!” Have you ever experienced a moment in time when your heart is suddenly jolted and stops altogether? I imagine mine did as the future of my trip began to unveil before me. Our planned itinerary, given to us back at home, was one which promised to create unforgettable...Tags:
On May 26, 2012, my senior class of twenty-six people set out for Garden City South Carolina for our senior trip. When most people think of the term "Senior Trip", partying, drinking and many other outlandish things come to mind. As high school seniors we want to have one last blowout party with...Tags: