The summer before my 8th grade year we had planned a cruise to go to Jamaica. I had never been out of the country before so my excitement was through the roof. Before planning to board the Caribbean Cruise ship, we had decided to stay two days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We drove all the way down the Florida - my Dad being scared to fly - with 6 people in the car, it's safe to say it was a very entertaining car ride. When we finally arrived, we immediately went straight to the beach and just relaxed. Those two days in Florida were so fun and stress free I didn't wanna leave so soon. But the time flew by and next thing you know we were boarding the cruise ship. As we boarded the ship, everything seemed so perfect it felt like a dream. The …show more content…
Everything was so different there. There was palm trees scattered all over the island, sandy beaches, and so many tents with homemade stuff selling itself. When we first got there we decided to go shopping first and pick up some souvenirs. We got paintings, dresses, and many more things that we know we would want to have later in life. After we were done shopping we went to Margaritaville to eat on the beach. As soon as we arrived at Margaritaville they announced that they were starting a hula hoop contest. My youngest sister, who was 6 at the time, raised her hand and grabbed a hula hoop. We all laughed because what 6 year old is gonna win a hula hoop contest at Margaretville. Five minutes later she proved us wrong. Out of the 13 people that entered the contest she beat them all. The prize was a free drink - non-alcoholic of course - to go with her meal. After we had finished eating, we realized just how gorgeous it was outside and decided to go for a hike. We took our time taking in all the scenery we would have to leave behind. Only two hours later everyone on the cruise was back on the ship departing …show more content…
Labadee is just a private resort leased to Royal Caribbean cruises only. So when we arrived at our next destination the next day all my eyes could was three huge cruise ships already there. When we followed the same process as last time to exit the ship, we were exposed to a whole new environment. The sand was white as snow, the beach was flawless, and the water was blue and clear. Since this island was made for tourist and cruise ships it really did look like a picture. There was a zip line right in the middle of the island where you could pay to zipline from the highest point accessible at Labadee into the ocean. We only had about 4 hours on this island and we spent that site seeing the natural beauties of the island and swimming in the ocean. I remember it being very crazy and hectic at Labadee, nothing compared to
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When I woke up that morning I was ready to go to Honduras. We stayed in Anthony’s key . Anthony’s key is a beautiful Island resort. I went with my sister, my dad, my mom, My grandpa, and my grandma. We got to do things such as snorkeling, canoeing, and horseback riding. It was a very fun experience for all of us.
First trip to the Caribbean, first time in Havana, we've booked a couple of nights at the Roc Presidente while we find our feet. This gracious 1920s classic with rooms ten times the cost of a casa particular offers commanding views down Avenida De Los Presidentes, a frozen-in-time sitting room, immaculate staff, adequate restaurants, a nearby bank, and taxi drivers on tap. Baked Europeans encircle the pool by day and a Cuban girl band entertains guests at night.
A vacation that i took with my family and friends. We took a vacation to Panama City Beach, FL and that was my first time going to a beach swimming in the ocean but when got there and we ate and cross the road and there was a big pizza delivery truck. We when into the hotel and unload everything we had and we was staying on floor 18 so i was kinda scared of heights. The view from the 18 floor was amazing and the water and i seen some stingrays along the sandy beach and i was scared to swim in the ocean now but i did. When all of us ate lunch i went to the first floor and out the back door and straight into the sand but it was hot so i ran into the cool cold sea water. My cousin and me, we tried swim pretty far out but we was getting so tired of the waves pussing us back and back so we let the water take us back to shore and while we going back i stuck my head under water and i seen a little fish and i tried to grab it but the water was pushing me.
In August of 2010, our church embarked on a work and witness trip to Jamaica. The group consisted of two teams, a work and a ministry team. The work team assisted the people of Westmoreland to complete their local church. The ministry team presented bible stories and skits through puppetry at various locations. This Mission was called "Maddy's Mission".
When I was nine, I went away to sleepaway camp in Maine for the first time. Camp Winnebago would be my home for seven and a half weeks, and I was only going to see my parents for one day in the middle for Visiting Day. As excited as I was for camp, I was really, really nervous to leave home for the first time for that long.
Americans are among the wealthiest people in the world. Most of us US citizens do not fully realize how much poverty is out there in the world. Traveling internationally is a privilege that is often dreamed about by many people worldwide. We see postcards and pictures of places wishing that we could see the palm trees, the turquoise water, and the sandy beaches. But what the postcards do not portray is the dark and mysterious world that lies behind the pictures. The pictures made me feel very excited about traveling to Jamaica. I knew that it was a poorer country. I had seen mission trip videos from the past. For many years, I have longed to go there. The
I could have lived on the cruise ship! The ship had a mini golf deck, a small water park, they even had a all you could eat café. The lobby deck was where everyone hung out. O the lobby deck they had a jacuzzi, and two saltwater pools. On the inside portion they had a ping pong table, and a ice cream machine right next to it. When we went to the diner on the deck under the lobby they do eight o’clock special where they dance and sing to a song of choice.
In tenth grade I was enrolled in conformation class at my parish church. This was the first time I had really started getting involved with my Church parish. The big event everyone was talking about for the upcoming summer was the mission trip to Jamaica. My first thoughts about this trip were to stay away from it. I found myself not wanting to get involved with a huge event like this. Leaving the United States is something that I have never done before. A whole week away from home is something that scared me at the time. I kept it in the back of my head throughout the year and the time came to make my decision. The decision I made would, without me realizing it, change my life forever. My trip to Jamaica would teach me just how blessed I am.
After experiencing the memorable and somewhat coincidental journey to the Bahamas we decided to take a boat from Nassau to Blue Lagoon Island. I would describe Blue Lagoon
One of my favorite memories would be going to hawaii. I went last year after my birthday. All of my family went. My dad, step mom,sister,step sister,step brother,all four cousins, and all four aunts and uncles went with us. We stayed in hawaii on kona island I think. We stayed in a little condo with just me my dad,step mom,sister,step sister, and step brother. The first day we just walked around the town checking out our surrounding area. The second day we went to the beach and stayed there for about 4 hours. Later that day we continued too just walk around fir a little bit. A couple days and many long drives later, we ended up at black sand beach. There were turltles everywhere.. Then we later went too two step beach where there are a lot of dolphins. I was close enough too them too be able too reach out and touch them. I mean, i didn't touch them because they were wild dolphins and there was like 40 of them, but i could've. Instead i decided too just swim down about 10-20 feet below the surface and get underneath one of the dolphins. It worked. I couldn't breathe, but it worked.
My family decided it would be a good idea to take us to the beach in Alabama. Once again excitement took over my body because we were going to the beach, and reuniting with our family. My parents and I hit the road, and we were headed east. When we arrived, I was greeted by a massive hotel. My whole family shared a condo, which was craziness with having all thirteen of us in one room. After we settled into the room, we headed for the beach. We boogie boarded against the crystal clear waves of the Alabama Coast, and I could not have been happier. The last day of the trip was the best day out of all because we went to a place called the Hangout. My cousin and I got matching washable tattoos and corn rows braided into our hair. Later that evening we were walking along the beach and we came across a foam party. The people asked us to join them and we danced and sang in the bubbles as we watched the sun go down. We ended our night on the balcony singing Jimmy Buffet songs. The following day was the day we all had to part ways, and we were sad that this incredible trip had to
The majority of my family was born and raised in Jamaica, which made this experience very personal. My first trip brought back many memories of when I would visit Jamaica as a child. It troubles me to see how beautiful Jamaica is, while also being struck with poverty and a very corrupt government. There is a pastor who spoke to our group both years who has earned a position in their government and wishes to make changes as he establishes more credibility. I remember speaking with him privately and having him express that the groups provided through CAMEO have encouraged him to make a difference. I believe that he will make changes for the better, and he has encouraged me to make a difference in all that I do. It is encouraging to hear and read
One of the most exhilarating moments of my entire life was my very first time at a roller coaster theme park. Growing up I would always see commercials on television of children and adults alike having a sparkling Colgate smile on their faces and enjoying themselves, so when my family decided we were going to Islands of Adventure for vacation. I was like a child who just received a cookie out of the cookie jar. Even though I was 21 years old at the time, I was extremely trilled. I packed my luggage like a stuff turkey on Thanksgiving Day and I was ready to take on this adventure.
When I heard my parents talking about going to Disney World I was so excited. It was a long trip down to Florida and I could not sit still, because I was so excited. We finally arrived that evening and decided to stay in a hotel near the theme park. When it was time for bed I could not go to sleep for a long time, because I