Posts tagged Culture
Traveling Deeper

In Part 2 of his reflection on a recent "Cruise for the Caribbean" with Carnival's Fathom Travel and Princess Cruises, MJ relates a personal story to the meaning of Fathom's call to action: #TravelDeep

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Eliciting Change in the Age of the Hashtag

Love it or hate it – or be defiantly indifferent to it – the #TimesUp movement at last week’s Golden Globes has certainly sparked a conversation. Here at MSL, we are passionate advocates for the importance of sharing stories, the value of finding one’s voice and the resulting impact these actions can have. We are firm believers that our individual stories play a significant role in shaping the broader narrative of our shared society.

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Eat, Pray, Yoga: Seeking balance in Bali

Travel has an amazing way of expanding our worldview and forcing us to pause, reflect and make changes for the better in our everyday lives. I try to bring something intangible back from each trip I embark on – whether it’s being reminded of the importance of family after reuniting with long-lost relatives in Eastern Europe; becoming inspired after meeting the local businesswomen in a poor village in the Dominican Republic; or, as is the case with my most recent trip to Bali, changing my worldview about things which are beyond my control.

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A Connection that Transcends

There are moments that guide us beyond the confines of our comfort zone to grasp those underlying elements that bridge the gap between individual experiences to connect us all. In public presentation, it is not a bond forged through our words but our presence. In this piece, MSL Co-Founder Michael D. Johnson reflects on such an experience.

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Unearthing Another Side of LA

Love it or hate it, Los Angeles (LA) is a city which attracts a host of vehement opinions. With monikers ranging from "the City of Angels" to "La La Land", one-dimensional it is not. Having visited all the tourist traps on previous visits to the city, on this particular occasion I am determined to unearth the real LA, beneath the veneer of Hollywood glamour and luxury.

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Something to Fight For

In my studies abroad, I can comfortably assume that I experienced one of the most unique and incredible opportunities.  During my first few weeks in Florence, I was without a doubt overwhelmed.  Attempting to plan trips, make friends, and do schoolwork, was a big adjustment.  There were certain points where I questioned if I was going to regret the experience because I wasn’t going to be able to juggle so many different responsibilities.

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Meet the Author: Guest Interview with Veronica Germain

Our guest this week brought us a deeply personal story, one that chronicles her personal struggle with losing and reclaiming her identity. In even the darkest of moments, however, Veronica Germain found hope and clarity in a favorite passion, travel. This week, as we settle in to learn more about the mind behind our latest guest piece, we'll explore this favorite hobby, which became the saving grace of a "wide-eyed wanderer".

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Argue for Your Limitations

For about two to three weeks, I have been contemplating what to write for this post. At times I question why Michael even asked me to participate. You want my story? Why? Is it special? Of course it’s special. And that’s lesson #1 (I’m not yet sure if there will be more than one lesson throughout this piece) – “Argue for your limitations and they are sure to be yours.” Don’t ever sell yourself short.

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