Tuesday, November 30

Month: April 2019

All things Puerto Rico & Ghana
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All things Puerto Rico & Ghana

By: Faith Nimely, Josephine Nimely, Niare Galve Learn how to plan your trip to Puerto Rico using our guideDownload Learn how to plan a trip to Ghana using our guideDownload
Bria Rouse
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Bria Rouse

Hello! My name is Bria Rouse and I was born and raised on the island of St. Croix, located in the United States Virgin Islands. From the time I was a little girl my mom would often take my sister and brother and I to trips to neighboring islands including St. Thomas, St, John, and Puerto Rico. Whether it was for weekend trips or for small celebrations we would always be traveling. I spent many summers with my godmother in California and also with my cousins in Florida. When I was in 10th grade my mom relocated the family to Maryland. We would visit cousins in Atlanta, North Carolina, and New York on the weekends or long holidays. During this time, I learned that although these states are so close their cultures and customs are so different. My entire life I used to generalize the enti...
Mya Oliver
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Mya Oliver

Traveling isn’t something that I’ve done often but it’s something I plan to do more. For the most part, while growing up my parents were not focused on visiting other places unless we had family there. The furthest I’ve ever traveled to is probably Florida. This is something I definitely want to change.  Being that I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, I’ve always met random people from all over the world. Wherever you go in New York, you’re bound to meet someone of another background or country. Meeting so many people who are proud of where they’re from has always given me the desire to travel and see these places for myself.  I’ve visited many southern states such as South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Florida....
McCathie Eugene
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McCathie Eugene

Traveling is more than just the money and an all-inclusive hotel, propped on the beach-side with sand in between your toes, and fresh air to cool your body, while you rest in a hammock.  While that sounds like the ideal vacation getaway, the concept of traveling, especially across different cultures, is much deeper than that.   Traveling forces you out of your comfort zone, sometimes in the best way, and other times, to learn valuable lessons. Through that, you are able to gain a deeper sense of who you are, while ironically, being immersed into cultures sometimes very different from yours. It opens your horizons, and exposes you to ideas not previously thought about. Suddenly, you are more aware and understanding of people from various cultures a...
Kirk Henderson
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Kirk Henderson

When I was ten years old, I learned how to teleport. Not through any kind of device or magic ability and not even through a portal or a million dollars. I learned how to teleport when I hopped in a car, plane, bus, or train to who-knows-where and learned about life afterwards. I learned how to teleport when I learned how to travel. I met travelling as a boy, where I would fly to Atlanta, Georgia from my hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. I was an unaccompanied minor. Being an unaccompanied minor taught me two things: Travel is a monster.Unaccompanied travel is a special kind of monster. I must note that not every monster is the bad kind of monster. Many of them, travel included, are interesting, nuanced, and complex. Travel is a monster because it forced me to see the world in...
Kayla Tisdale
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Kayla Tisdale

Hello, My name is Kayla Tisdale and I am a sophomore attending the illustrious Lincoln University. I am currently enrolled in a seminar on Tourism and Intercultural Communication which has taught me so much about the basics of communication, how other cultures communicate (and how that may differ from what I’m used to seeing), how to travel safely to a country while on a budget, and how to respect someone else’s home country and how things are done there.   Honestly, when I think of traveling around the world or across the country it makes me extremely nervous. Considering I’ve only been to states within driving distance of Virginia, I wouldn’t classify myself as a world traveler but I do enjoy seeing how people are in different communities and sceneries. So far, I’ve bee...
Kashmere Hunter
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Kashmere Hunter

Some of the places I have traveled domestically are North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, and California. The reasons for these trips have been diverse: for learning purposes such as my high school Civil Rights trip that took us to Atlanta, Georgia to visit Martin L. King Center, his childhood home and his and his wife Coretta King memorial. We also went to Birmingham, Alabama to visit the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Then we traveled to Tuskegee Airmen Center and Tuskegee University to see Booker T. Washington house and burial site. The second year I went, they added Tennessee to the places to ...