BACK TO EUROPE
Sue La Fetra reads her travel journal, which
documents her travels to London and Paris. Photo by Megan Chai

Find Me at an Art Museum

May 16, 2019

Palo Alto high school teacher Sue La Fetra always longed to visit world class art museums outside of the Bay Area, and in 2013 she finally had an opportunity when she accompanied her sons to Ireland on a church...

Teaching in Nepal

Teaching in Nepal

May 16, 2019

Hands go up as I write math problems on the chalkboard, as 10 elementary school students eagerly wait for their turn to solve them in front of the class. The students running towards me with big sm...

TUNEFUL TOURING
During a city tour of Prague in 2017, Hyunwoo Roh and his friends from Golden State Youth Orchestra stopped for a photo before performing their first central Europe concert in Smetana Hall that evening. The students
promoted their concerts with posters and flyers to draw a larger audience. “At least for the tour
two years ago [in 2017] each hall was a full house,” Roh says. Photo by Kevin Cao

Singing and Sightseeing

May 16, 2019

"To hear my own voice echoing through the giant ceiling, it was so magical,” senior Helen Noroian says, as she describes singing a solo in a ornate church in Rome on the Palo Alto High School choirs’...

Ala Moana

Ala Moana

March 5, 2019

Inhale — a sound reminiscent of Star Wars’ Darth Vader breath fills the water. Exhale — bubbles burst out of the regulator, looking for the fastest way to the surface. I pump some air into m...

Holidays In Barcelona

Holidays In Barcelona

March 5, 2019

Walking through the streets of my hometown, Barcelona over the holidays, I realized how unique the city is, filled with distinctive architecture and stunning landscapes. I feel a wave of nostalgia as I remember...

Back to My Roots

Back to My Roots

March 4, 2019

At the beginning of my trip, to Jaipur, Rajasthan, while standing on top of Jaigarh Fort, I was able to see the beautiful view of Amber Palace and the city itself. From then I knew that this was go...

Across the Pond

Across the Pond

November 6, 2018

From Cambridge to Windsor to the local streets of the town of Oxford, I quickly fell in love with the distinct features in each town in England. Cambridge had many historical and detailed sculptures that...

Coastal Camping: A Photo Tour Along the Coast of Maine

Coastal Camping: A Photo Tour Along the Coast of Maine

October 19, 2018

Coastal Camping: A Photo Tour Along the Coast of MaineAlyssa LeongOctober 19, 2018WISHFUL THINKINGCamper Cat Valencia admires the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Bowdoin is a liberal arts college tha...

Friends From France

Friends From France

October 19, 2018

Friends From France: A Homestay with a Pen PalNatalie HoOctober 19, 2018Even two months later, the smell of warm baguette still transports me back to my summer trip to France, where I spent two weeks c...

HAPPY HIKERS 
Daily hikes were nice ways of getting off the river and enjoying the view of the magnificent carved canyons from above. Some days our hike would be 30 minutes, other days it would be nearly two hours,but one thing that never changed was the view at the top and the group swim party at the end. Photo by Loic Bosch

Rapid Rafting

October 19, 2018

From the adrenaline rush of riding nature’s water coaster, to the tranquility of stargazing in the least light-polluted region of the U.S., rafting down the Colorado river felt like the ideal outdoor dis...

Tranquil Travels

Tranquil Travels

May 25, 2018

Tranquil Travels: Exploring Darwin’s equatorial archipelagoWarren WagnerMay 25, 2018When people talk about places being “serene” they usually mean that the place makes them feel relaxed, that the calm ebb and flow of ocean waves...

SUMMER SEASON Pack City offers activities not only through the winter, but also during the summer, including biking and hiking along the numerous trails in the mountains, as well as exploring the surrounding forests and lakes. Photo by Ruth Cook

Peaceful Park City

May 22, 2018

With its vibrantly colored fall leaves crystal-clear lakes and its snow-covered mountains, Park City, Utah is one of the best places in the world to ski and experience nature. In 1985, Utah started letting...