By Jessica Voigts
I have both written and published many articles about cultural travel. Cultural travel is important to intercultural understanding, as it allows you to dig deeply into a place and truly explore the culture. I’d like to share a few of my favorite posts on cultural travel – one from a student in our Youth Travel Blogging Mentorship Program, several from editors at Wandering Educators, and a few that I penned. Take a look at eight of my favorites… Continue reading
Jessie Voigts in Scotland
Today we get to know a bit more about our Culture Travel Tuesday contributor, Jessica Voigts. Regular readers of A Traveler’s Library are familiar with Jessie, since she has been an almost monthly contributor for many moons. She has been bringing us synopses of interviews with authors from her wonderfully useful website Wandering Educators. Don’t be fooled by the title–teachers are not the only ones who can benefit from the broad array of travel advice offered at W.E. Take a look at the many categories on her site and you’ll see what I mean. But Jessie’s first love is broadening the understanding between cultures. I am very happy she accepted the assignment of bringing to readers of A Traveler’s Library ideas for travel that deepens our understanding of different cultures. You saw an example last month when she wrote about a museum and battlefield in Scotland. Now for the inside scoop on how her interests developed, and how it affects her life today and other inside secrets of Jessie.
A Traveler’s Library: In your bio you mention that you majored in International Education. Can you explain that a bit? How is that different from majoring in Education? Continue reading
Quincy Tahoma: The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist
Saturday, June 11 is the last chance to win a copy of this book. I am the co-author with Charnell Havens, and I will immodestly state that this is a beautiful book that tells a fascinating story of the life and work of a Navajo Artist who lived from 1917 to 1956.
The book includes more than 260 illustrations, many full color reproductions of paintings never seen in public before.
The artist’s life tells a story of a boy given up by his mother after his father died, a child taken away to a boarding school far from his native reservation, many successes in the art world, and many romances, and finally a long struggle against alcoholism.
Wandering Educators reviewed the book and interviewed Charnell and me and they donated this book to give away. Be sure to check the interview, because your comment there enters you in the contest, also.
There are three ways to enter to win the random drawing.
- Leave a comment at Tahoma Blog.
- Leave a comment at Wandering Educators on the book review.
- Subscribe to Tahoma Blog (tell us in a separate comment if you are already subscribed).
See all the details, and get the links you need at Tahoma Blog.
The book sells for $50.00. But one lucky person will get a copy FREE.