Things to do Under Quarantine: Word Search Wednesday #11

During these days of social distancing and quarantining, I am publishing a travel-related word search each week. I will do so every Wednesday until we find our new normal and this is week #11. While taking your mind off COVID-19 news, I encourage you to focus on what’s happening in our society and your own community. Download this free printable word search with the theme of Unity.

Words of Unity.

This Week’s Printable Word Search

When I started blogging well over 15 years ago, travel bloggers were reluctant to discuss politics and social issues. I’ve learned over the years, travel, politics, and social issues go hand-in-hand. One reason, we have a platform to share our views.

Two, through travel we can learn about other cultures with first-hand experiences and speaking with locals. We build relationships with people we meet during our journeys, whether abroad, across the country or our own backyard. Paraphrasing travel expert Rick Steves, the best souvenir is a broader perspective.

Building Pockets of Peace

No matter how different cultures are from our own, we discover the more we speak with others during our travels, the more we have in common than differences. Sometimes, brief encounters lead to longtime friendships. Whether for a day or a lifetime, these connections build bridges to cultural understandings and create pockets of peace.

Here’s a challenge. When traveling, take it upon yourself to act as an unofficial ambassador for your country. This means, putting your best foot forward and remembering you may be the first person from your country they’re meeting. You never get another chance to make a first impression. Ask questions and listen. As I’ve blogged before, I encourage you to read Rick Steves’ Travel as a Political Act and use it as reference during your quest for building pockets of peace.

Unity.

Our country is hurting and I feel the divide widening. I do not have a silver bullet to fix it, no one does. I do believe we can be better listeners and find common ground with those we deem different from us. And of course, work on creating pockets of peace at home and abroad. To that extent, this week’s theme is Words of Unity.

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Remember, we will get through this together.

Enjoy!

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Author: Solo Travel Girl

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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