February 17th, 2021
I’m trying something new today.
We’ve all been so intensely focused on the immediate world around us — our homes, our neighborhoods, our local markets or grocery stores, our places of work… we’ve lost our groove. It’s time to start dreaming again and get back in touch with world travel.
It’s been a long year+ since the pandemic began, but the weeks and months have been infused with creativity, community, optimism, new ideas and different priorities. Here’s a handful of links to intriguing stories, good reads and uplifting thoughts from around the globe to light your travel fire:
History / Smithsonian Magazine
Egypt holds the world’s oldest and largest brewery, a recent discovery in the southern Nile Valley.
Health & Wellness / The Atlantic
Bhutan shows the huge and enviable result of a tiny country’s fast and coordinated response to Covid-19.
Environment / Forbes
France moves to prioritize green space over vehicles on one of the world’s most famous boulevards.
Creativity / Condé Nast Traveller
New Zealand says enough with the hot tub travel photos. Do something more creative!
Black History Month / Michael W. Twitty
Take a journey through African American culinary history with Michael’s book, titled The Cooking Gene.
So, what do you think of World Wednesday? Love it or hate it? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Let me know in the comments.
Tomorrow we’re back on the magic carpet for our next virtual visit.
See you then,
Post of the Day: Adding a bit of light to the darkness as we get through the pandemic together. This series features travel photos from my archives, shared with you while staying close to home.