You may be wondering, what the heck is a Twitter chat? I wanted to take a moment and explain exactly what Twitter chats are, how they work, and why you should join. Twitter chats are virtual online conversations held via the Twitter application. Most Twitter chats revolve around a particular topic that are of common interest to the attendees, such as travel, culture, health, running, food, business, etc. A typical chat lasts 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the hosts and conversation. The majority of Twitter chats are weekly, and each week the hosts will choose a specific topic that fits within their Twitter chat theme. Within that weekly topic, the hosts will ask a number of questions to the Twitter chat participants. Read on to learn more!
I am incredibly privileged to know some amazing people across the globe. When I think about the people I have met and the stories we have swapped, I cannot help but smile. Thank you to #TRLT and #CultureTrav for introducing me to these amazing people. Read on to see all the amazing tweet meets I’ve hosted in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Detroit, Chicago, and more!
Welcome to March … that time of year when we shed our wool winter coats for light outerwear and spend our days in the office dreaming about shorts and flip-flops. Thankfully, spring break is coming up. Spring break is the perfect excuse to pack our bags and set off on a new adventure. It is a week that frees us from the real world and gives us a mental break. I compiled a list of nine fun yet cheap spring break destinations. The article offers something for everyone, whether you are a broke college student looking for a party, a fun-loving family in need of activities for all ages, or a group of friends seeking a cultural alternative to the well-known tourist spots. This post was sponsored by TripStreak.
Hello again, and greetings from the great state of Michigan! As you may have seen from my social media or in my blogs about Chicago and West Michigan, I’m in the States for multiple reasons, one of which is a Midwest book tour. I’m incredibly honored to share the inspirational stories from my book, Flavors of Life. I was invited to speak at Michigan State University (MSU), and boy, was it great to be back! I led a discussion at a student luncheon and gave a lecture to a group of Journalism history students. In Ann Arbor, Michigan, home to University of Michigan (U of M), I held a discussion and signing at Nicola’s Books. Read more about my time in these two beautiful university towns!
Bali, Indonesia is a place that has been on my mind for quite a while. In a way, you can say I’ve been dreaming of Bali. I am excited to share this guest post by travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant Roxana Oliver. Roxana outlines six reasons why you should make Bali your next holiday destination. She says the exotic weather along with laidback atmosphere, friendly locals who will teach you their down-to-earth lifestyle, delicious food and incredibly interesting culture will make you fall in love with the place instantly. Also, the magical appeal of Bali is what makes people forget all about their troubles when they see the picturesque gem of the Pacific Ocean. Read on!
This Wednesday – and for the entire month of April – #CultureTrav is teaming up with Anywhere Workday. In light of recent world events, we are talking about how travel inspires us using the hashtag #TravelInspires. The chat will take place today at 2 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. CET. We want to create a deeper connection and truly discover how travel can make this world a better place. Thank you to Anywhere Workday for allowing us to join this inspiring initiative! We are looking forward to hearing all of your stories and perspectives later today.
Books, books, books! When I was little, I used to stay up all night reading, practically devouring novel after novel. Not much has changed now that I’m an adult. I enjoy reading in my spare time and am even part of a book club here in the Netherlands. Additionally, I am a writer and soon-to-be author and have many writer friends. Therefore, when Erik Scalavino suggested we talk about books for an upcoming #CultureTrav, I was all in. The discussion on Thursday, March 24 was inspirational! It is great to see so many book lovers in the world, especially those that love to travel, too. Following the chat, I compiled the names of all the books and authors mentioned, listed in this post.
Tanner C. Knorr conducted an interview with Fernanda Molina on 13 January, 2016. Fernanda is studying linguistics, with an emphasis in ESL teaching, at San Diego State University. She moved to the United States when she was 18 and, since then, her life has been full of wonderful opportunities. She’s had the chance to live in other countries and learn everything that comes with that experience: the language, the culture, the people, etc. She has been forever changed by it and cannot wait for her next international experience. Read more about her study abroad experiences.
Jack Woodring of Endeavorviet spent 14 years in Vietnam, 12 of which he lived in Ho Chi Minh City with his wife and three kids. From the moment he first travelled there, he felt this bond with the country and its people. Over the years, he’s discovered Vietnam is a unique treasure, one full of culture and beauty. In this guest post, Jack discusses why Vietnam is the ultimate cultural destination for travellers and shares seven reasons why Vietnam is worth visiting.
Amsterdam is a beautiful destination, with its charming canals, cute cobblestone streets, attractive architecture, and fascinating history. The city boasts numerous attractions, offering a little something for all ages. With such variety, it can be difficult to determine where to start. The next time you visit the Dutch capital, there are a few things you should not miss. This article outlines the top five reasons to visit Amsterdam. In addition, some additional resources are provided, such as helpful tips and links.