"To be treated well in places where you don't expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you thought previously you had very, very little in common with, that can't be a bad thing." 

Anthony Bourdain

As I write this quarter’s welcome letter, I can't stop thinking about how much the late Anthony Bourdain has shown us the transformative power of travel. And specifically how through travel we can breakdown prejudices and fears of people and places. His shows and writings have inspired me to get off the beaten path and not just visit a location but get to the know the people. He showed us that people throughout the world are more alike than different and it’s only when we take the time to get to know each other that we break down the walls created by stereotypes and fears. That’s what transforms travel from just a trip to a life-changing experience. At The Wordy Traveler we strive to accomplish two main goals: 1) provide a vehicle for us all to learn, experience, and enjoy our incredible world and 2) give back to the people and countries that have given us so much in their kindness.

We are excited to be begin a new partnership with Mercy Corps and over the next couple of months we will be highlighting how your subscription is helping so many. Mercy Corps, a leading global organization, helps people facing the world’s toughest challenges survive and move toward a stronger, more resilient future. Today, Mercy Corps is on the ground in more than 40 countries helping people recover from disaster, build better lives and transform their communities for good.  The Wordy Traveler is a subscription box about change - consciously using our blessings to support products and companies who are making the world a better place. You are the only reason this can happen and I personally thank you for choosing to be a subscriber.

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