Have You Ever Traveled With Your Parents?

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Have you ever traveled with your parents? I’m not talking about a family vacation where you have siblings or other relatives to distract you. I’m talking about you plus mom and dad where all of their attention is you. In 2009, I went to Yellowstone National Park for one week with both of my parents. […]

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Where Are You From? Travel and Empathy


Over the course of my life, I’ve grown accustomed to a certain type of social exchange when introducing myself: Hi, I’m Esther. Nice to meet you. What do you do? Maybe not quite so direct, but you see my point. Inquiring about a person’s profession is normal and even expected during any conversation in the […]

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