Travel Commentary

FIghting Ebola in Sierra Leone

I Went to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola: Here’s What it Was Like

In this guest post, Emily from Two Dusty Travelers, tells us what it was like to work as a nurse fighting the horrific ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone:  When I decided to travel to Sierra Leone to help fight the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, people told me I was insane. I told them I was comfortable …

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Travel is fatal to prejudice: reflections

My Favorite Mark Twain Travel Quote

“ Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ” – Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain’s travel quote that …

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English language travel privilege

The Travel Privilege of the English Language: Linguistic Imperialism?

Let’s face it, native English speakers are born into a special form of travel privilege. English is not the most widely spoken language in the world, but in most popular travel destinations it is the universal language. From ordering a coffee at a cafe, to arranging to pick up the keys from an AirBnB host, to being …

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