This Wednesday – and for the entire month of April – #CultureTrav is teaming up with Anywhere Workday, an organization that connects people with opportunities and provides them the resources to work from home, or anywhere for that matter. The first Wednesday of each month, Anywhere Workday hosts the #workanywhere chat. This Wednesday at 2 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. CET, we are excited to join the initiative. In light of recent world events, we are talking about how travel inspires us using the hashtag #TravelInspires. We want to create a deeper connection and truly discover how travel can make this world a better place.
If you’d like to think about your answers ahead of time and prepare, below are the questions we plan to ask:
Q1. From where are you tweeting? #TravelInspires
Q2. Have you taken a trip recently? Show us a picture, if you have one. #TravelInspires
Q3. What’s been your most memorable trip, and why? #TravelInspires
Q4. How has travel inspired your work or life? Give an example. #TravelInspires
Q5. In what ways can travel help make our world a better place? #TravelInspires
Q6. What’s next in your travel plans? #TravelInspires
Enter to Win!
Chat participants are automatically entered to win one of eight e-gifts to Ricksteves.com, as a thank you! You can also enter the contest by doing one of the following:
- Help us inform others about the #TravelInspires chat! Share the Facebook posting about the chat with your Facebook friends. You can do this until 2 p.m. ET time today.
- Tell us how travel has inspired your work or life! Post an example on the AnywhereWorkday Facebook page, or upload your example to Dropbox or Vimeo and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime before April 30, 2016. Please note Anywhere Workday doesn’t accept email attachments to avoid viruses, so the Dropbox or Vimeo link is the preferred method.
This contest is open to everyone – located both in and outside the U.S. – and will be running all month. Winners will be announced on May 2, 2016. Please see full contest rules here.
How Does Travel Inspire Me?
I personally believe travel can make the world a better place. By exploring and visiting new countries, we as a society are exposed to new cultures. By meeting new people and interacting with others, we see and hear different perspectives. Every experience opens our eyes in new ways. No matter where we are or who we are with, we are constantly presented with the opportunity to discover and learn something new. Travel brings us together. With all that is going on in the world today, we need to remember – more so now than ever – that we share more values than we may think. Travel reminds us how similar we are.
Additionally, travel has shaped me personally. It has taught me about patience. It has shown me that we do not require much to be happy. It has taught me to slow down and appreciate the little things in life, to live in the moment and not get caught up in the chaos of it all. It has taught me to reflect on what is most important. How has travel inspired you? Please let me know today on the chat and in the comments below.
Thank you to Anywhere Workday for allowing Nicolette and I to join this inspiring initiative! We are looking forward to hearing all of your stories and perspectives later today. Until then, Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!