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The Trip That Changed Me
A podcast interview about my DNA travel to South Carolina.
Such an honor to have been a guest on The Trip That Changed Me podcast! It’s a great show that regularly features well-known travelers. This episode aired a few weeks ago and I’m finally sharing it here.
I talked with host Esme Benjamin about my trip last year to Charleston, and my experience going with distant cousins to the place where our ancestors were enslaved. I thought you might want to take a listen.
If you haven’t listened to The Trip That Changed Me podcast before, I highly recommend it. Here is the official description:
Captivating conversations featuring people whose lives have quite literally been changed by travel: businesses have been inspired, love stories have begun, perspectives have widened, life purposes have been found, and new beginnings have been discovered. The Trip That Changed Me, brought to you by Full-Time Travel, features a bi-weekly interview with entrepreneurs, entertainers, activists, authors, influencers, and everyday adventurers, recounting the personal tales of life-changing travel — uplifting stories that will inspire listeners to take on the world.
In other news, I’m working on a short audio story from Sicily that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on your inbox.
Meanwhile I’ll leave you with a quote from Annie Lennox :
“Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moments, although most of us don’t have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges.”
Without our ancestors, we wouldn’t exist. And most of us don’t really know much about them. I invite you to dig into your family history and find out more about the people who came before you. You might be surprised by what you discover.
It’s a different kind of journey, and it may change you in ways that are hard to anticipate. Researching my ancestors, and going to the places that they were from, has definitely changed me.
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