Reading about other travelers’ adventures – a round-the-world journey, expat experiences, a weekend trip to a new destination, or a short-term international venture – is exciting. More than anything, I enjoy connecting with you and learning about your personal experiences with cultural differences/similarities, and how you adapt and grow during travel.
Since launching a Twitter chat in November 2014, I have met wonderful travelers from all over the world who share their advice, stories, and so much more with our #CultureTravChat community every Thursday. In February 2015, Jessica Lipowski joined as a co-host, and I’m thrilled to have her on board (we have much in common, and she lives in my home country of The Netherlands in Amsterdam!).
But…this blog/chat couldn’t exist without its greatest asset: YOU. Because of you, we’re able to discuss all types of cultural experiences – whether it’s history, religion, etiquette, the concept of home, and even revisiting your favorite destinations. Because of your blog posts, beautiful photos, and valuable (cultural) advice, I’m excited to travel more.
CultureTravChat grew because of you. This community has inspired me, and I hope it inspires you, to discover more of our world.
With that said…
We’re changing our hashtag to #CultureTrav. This will make posting your chat comments even easier (since it’s shortened to help with the character limit).
If you haven’t joined our chat yet, we’d love to hear from you and learn about your travels. You can find topics and questions a few days before the chat starts via http://nicoletteorlemans.com/culturetrav/
If you are not on Twitter and would like to read our shared story, you can find recaps of our chats on Storify.
Share with us
I encourage you to share your experiences using the new hashtag, #CultureTrav. That can entail posting a photo of a recent travel moment that particularly touched you, a link to your blog post about a unique cultural travel experience, your take on a foreign recipe, or even a video of your travels.
We’ll soon launch a Facebook group where you can contribute, so stay tuned for details!
Thank you again for following and for reading the blog and/or chatting with us on Thursdays!