“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
Sunday November 23rd 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Culture’

Slum Tourism

Slum Tourism

What some say is a valid way to learn about one’s self, another culture and possibly contribute in some way to that community’s plight; others see as an almost evil form of voyeurism in which the supposed benefits can be derived from direct contribution – either via money or labor – without the dignity robbing picture taking.

Cuba: Part 1 – History and Why You Need to Go

Cuba: Part 1 – History and Why You Need to Go

This is the first of my three part series on traveling to Cuba. Part One of the series focuses on the history of the embargo, how the embargo is portrayed in the US and my opinions on why every American should visit the island. Unlike in the movies, there aren’t any well defined ‘good’ or ‘bad’ guys – no one is innocent in this 50 ...[Read More]

The Cost of Selling Your Soul for Money

The Cost of Selling Your Soul for Money

The Ritz-Carlton has found itself in the middle of a disgusting/illegal allegation of accommodating guest’s requests of not being served by "people of color" or with "foreign accents"...

Do African Americans Travel??

Do African Americans Travel??

Of course we do!! There are many wonderful sites detailing the Black Travel experience and here are a few excellent blogs.

How to use a Squat Toilet

How to use a Squat Toilet

So you think going to the rest room is the same across the globe? Think again! In many countries the Squat Toilet (also referred to as Natural Position Toilet) reigns supreme. Learn more about Squat Toilets.

Tipping Etiquette When Traveling

Tipping Etiquette When Traveling

To be quite honest, I have been confused on a number of occasions about when and how much gratuity (tip) to a provide when traveling out of the country.  I learned pretty quickly that tipping is not necessary in some countries and in others, it is seen as a form of insult.  The purpose of