Our 2017 Travel Group From Florida To Cuba
By Carole Copeland Thomas, CITM
Certified International Travel Manager
There’s so much to tell about the trip I led from St. Augustine, Florida To Cuba that today is just the beginning of a wonderful journey into our historical past. The food, dance, music, and culture provides a window into the resilience and creativity of people, their passions, and their persistence. We’ll start the journey today and continue it in the weeks to come. It’s multiculturalism at its best from Fort Mose to The Woolworth Lunch Counter To Old Havana.
Buckle up and travel with me back in time to an era gone by, but still in our hearts and mind.
Carole Making Her First Visit To The Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
I just returned from my fourth trip to India. The country has the second largest population in the world. The more I travel there, the more I realize I still know little about the world, its history and its people. I clamor to return next February. And even after 30 years as a diversity professional, I can’t wait to get back there and learn more.
The highlight for me was seeing the majesty of Fort Agra and the Taj Mahal. Their beauty and archeological genius surpass anything I have seen in my lifetime. Jewels embedded into marble walls. Intricate patterns and designs carved out of single slabs of marble. And symmetry that allows the viewer to see the Taj Mahal at many angles from a distance.
The educational center we support in South India, the people and their sprit keep me connected to countries like India. Today’s show gives you travel tips and many reasons why YOU should pack a bag and head off for a distant land. Stop yielding to your fears or the barrage of news reports that spike your anxiety. Pack a bag and GO. The cultural lessons will be worth the investment of your time, energy and money.
Carole Copeland Thomas takes you around the world with her travel blog.