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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Just Go.
If I had a million bucks, I would send everyone I know on a trip wherever s/he wanted to go.  For the open-minded, travel - whether it is local, national or international - encourages tolerance and global citizenry (among other things).  As a culture enthusiast, travel is another way for me to immerse myself in a local culture, pretend I'm a local (laughing), learn and then share - right here on OBG.  And although you certainly don't have to travel to learn about different cultures, there is something terribly eye-opening about participating in local customs and traditions when you're right there on the spot.
Last month, I signed a contract with American Airlines to travel and provide content on its Web portal, won a spot in Wyndham Worlwide's Women on Their Way 2011 Local Nation contest, and was featured on two Web sites (here and here) about my very important work with youth travel.  What a remarkable way to start off the new year!  Not only am I extremely grateful, but I am further motivated to encourage travel to anyone who longs to get away from it all...and learn.
Someone recently sent me an email that closed with "Thank you for bringing the world to my front door" and I instantly began to blush.  What a compliment.  For me, that means I'm doing my job.  To that end, I would like to challenge you to pick a destination and Just Go.  Doesn't  matter if it's the next city over, another state within the US, an island in the Caribbean, or a trip to Asia or Dubai.  Just Go
Oh yeah...and take me with you.  ;-)


Chennifer on: February 15, 2011 at 1:03 PM said...

I absolutly agree! And congrats on all your achievements!

Unknown on: February 15, 2011 at 1:13 PM said...

Thanks Chennifer! =)

Lola on: February 16, 2011 at 5:30 PM said...

Congratulations Tracey!!!

Definitely a fantastic way to start the year :)

Unknown on: February 16, 2011 at 6:05 PM said...

Thanks so much Lola! No way I could have done it alone. No way.

April Thompson on: February 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM said...

Congrats again! I'm so happy to find more people like you making a difference and helping people find the motivation to explore the world.

Unknown on: February 16, 2011 at 9:26 PM said...

Thank you, April, my fellow woman on her way. =)


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