“Travel Unites… Boundaries divide…” is not my originality. A colleague, Jane, wrote it many years ago. She was a great inspiration.
There are so many ways to write about the title. In times when we cannot explore the world and country boundaries, I would rather think of our local communities for how we can unite. Most towns have neighborhoods boundaries we often do not cross or the neighboring town. Can you think what are your town boundaries?
If we were to travel beyond to these neighborhoods, what interesting might we find? Local ethnic restaurants and grocery stores, religious houses and maybe a smile. We might find how the country has changed because so many people have crossed the USA boundaries. We all know the foods that are readily available to us because of travels. Salsa, now more sold than ketchup. Humus, Tubule, Sushi, Tzatziki and more. Right here in our own grocery stores we travel to unite.
Oh yes, the best travel that unites is when we have a meal in a very local restaurant in a foreign country. Or a conversation with someone giving directions! But right now, we cannot do that. We can explore our country. Beyond our towns is a remarkably diverse country with lots to learn from one another.
Meanwhile, do remember all the stories you already have. Rethinking the stories helps us continue to remember how we crossed the boundary.
How may I help you to Travel to Unite?
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