Although the service portion of the trip was the most influential, the leisure portion was awesome. I thought it was so cool to immerse myself in a culture, instead of seeing it from a tourist resort. The people in Barbados are always so kind and take pride in everything their country stands for. Everyone greets you with a warm smile, and they are always willing to chat with you. The food was also amazing. I am a foodie so getting to experience all of the Bajan food was one of the highlights of my trip. Some of my favorite dishes were the fish and roties, a small Bajan burrito. We also got to go snorkeling, jet skiing, tubing, and cave exploring. There was never a dull moment! One of the best part of the trips by far though, was the people I traveled with. I really bonded with Emma, Leah, Eleanor, and Merrill. They were great travel buddies, and we all became good friends. The teachers, Ms. Miranda, and Mrs. Murakami, were always up for an adventure and were always there to help if we got stuck in the classroom. Overall Barbados is now one of my favorite travel experiences, and I will never forget all the memorable moments we had both in the classroom or exploring the island.