This is a hobby with a growing and diverse community that you can’t participate in alone. You need to get out there, talk with and meet new people. And as I mentioned above the community is diverse – what I like best about analog gaming is that you can’t predict beforehand who will enrich the game the most. The shy person may be able to do the best accent and never break character, elevating the experience for everyone – or that loud mouth guy you were worried about may surprise you with his concern for the party’s well fare and helpfulness in telling other people’s stories.
One of the reasons why ON BOARD exists is because we believe we are lacking more spaces for inspiration in our life. The journeys you go on with us can become that space where you can connect deeply with yourself, the community of travelers you will be learning and traveling with, and the country that you visit.
We visit, talk, observe and learn from local communities to eventually exchange our travelers’ talents with the needs of the local people — avoiding a paternalistic approach.
We discover the destinations we visit through the eyes of the locals.
This week, delve into the movements that are trending in South America, encouraging women to cast off their bow lines and set sail abroad, despite recent violence against women travelers.
Do not be dissuaded to be an independent explorer!
My MySpace page popped up as one of the first search results for Victoria Freyre. What an embarrassing mess. Too many borderline inappropriate images with overly-emotional teenage song lyrics scrolling across the page in brightly colored font from a custom HTML code. Next came my original Twitter account, equally as moody, just as Internet visible. Even Facebook, the last bastion of privacy, appeared in my search results, much to my chagrin. Needless to say, I went on a massive image control campaign with myself, deleting the horrific MySpace page and finding clever ways to change my name to keep my personal social media profiles from appearing in the Google search results on a potential employer’s computer screen.
Not only does Tripstigator focus on collaboration with local communities, but they also stress the importance of using the internet as a great unifier, rather than a tool to enhance social inequalities.