#CultureTrav, originally called #CultureTravChat, started in November 2014 with the intent to hear from travelers, while focusing on their experiences with different cultures. I’ve always been interested in talking to travelers about how they deal with cultural differences, develop new friendships abroad, learn about a country’s social norms, overcome language barriers, and more. I love everything about the intersection of culture and travel.
The goal of the chat is to dig deeper and get people to relive the emotions they felt when experiencing a new country, and to share memories of their travels, whether gaining a better understanding of a foreign culture, traveling with family, friends, or loved ones, or simply remembering the food, architecture, cultural traditions, and other important aspects of cultural immersion during travel.
CultureTrav announcement: Clare from Immersion Travel Joins as Co-Host
Over the past two years, it’s been wonderful to hear from so many of you who travel – whether you’re perpetually on the road, traveling every few months, or simply going whenever you can balancing work and other circumstances that might not always allow it. Thank you to all who have joined during work, while traveling, and late at night to tell stories and offer advice to others. We have learned a lot about travel all over the world and cannot wait to plan our next few trips with your advice in mind!
Jessica (@Jlipowski) and I cannot express enough how grateful we are to the people who contribute stories and share their advice with #CultureTrav each and every week – and beyond. One of these special contributors is Clare Hancock of Immersion Travel Magazine, and Jessica and I are excited to announce that she will be joining #CultureTrav as a regular co-host.
Raised among cacti and cowboys in Arizona, Clare Hancock has always had an appetite for adventure. By the time she was a sophomore in college, she had her sites set on becoming a travel writer. However, after earning a master’s degree in journalism, she realized that travel writing wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and she decided she was going to change that. Her vision was to create a magazine that not only featured ethical and responsible destinations, but also took care of its contributors. No more trading compensations for positive reviews. No more traveling on an insufficient budget. No more shady deals with bloated companies. Just pure travel, the good, the bad, the breathtaking, and even the not-so-glamorous. That is what Clare lives for. Clare has traveled across the United States, Thailand, Costa Rica and Belize. She has also spent time kayaking with wild dolphins, hacking through rain forests for gibbon release projects, dancing with locals in Kenya, climbing mountains in Hawaii and much more. Her wishlist is constantly growing and she can’t wait to continue learning from world travelers.
This week on #CultureTrav, we are chatting “Empathy.” Stay tuned for the questions!