Below is a copy of the initial announcement from my personal Facebook. For more content outside of Wander & Ponder, be sure to follow my Facebook page!
Spring is in full effect, Earth Day has come and gone, and I’m ready to share some exciting news! Today my travel blog, Wander & Ponder, is officially “launching” 😄
The world is an amazing place: our awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural diversity are nothing short of inspirational. However, sometimes I worried that we take it for granted. Between advertising tropes, vapid social media content, and “us versus them” narratives in the news, it feels like a lot of people don’t understand (or care) about our rich foreign cultures and delicate ecosystems.
I truly believe that the best way to understanding and respecting a new culture is to physically immerse yourself in it, but vacations are more than taking selfies on the beach, shopping sprees, or all-you-can-eat buffets! They are an opportunity to experience the intricacies of a society first-hand. They are an opportunity to see the world through another lens, and reflect on your own life and culture to better develop as a person.
This is why I started Wander & Ponder. In my free time, I’ve been trying to write informative, thoughtful, and thought-provoking articles to inspire others. Unless otherwise noted, everything I write about is from first-hand experiences and reflects my true feelings. There are no outside influencers or advertisers telling me what to say or how to say it. Right now, I have the time to post about an article a month, but hope to find the time to increase that number soon!
I have been extremely privileged to have opportunities to explore the world, and hope to provide some value to you as I share my stories and experiences. I hope to inspire others to travel thoughtfully: respect the culture and landscape you are visiting, and take measures to lessen your impact on the Earth as you travel.
If this interests you or you just want to show your support, please follow and share! Thanks!