My Southern Roots

Family, in whatever form it takes, is so important to me. And I think that’s one of the reasons I love to travel so much. Yes, I love learning about other cultures. But I especially love learning about the cultures that I came from – really digging to find my roots. I’m really lucky to know a lot of my family history, so I can be intentional, on a global scale, to visit those places. But I can also be intentional on a smaller scale to reach out to my extended family around the United States.

In 2011 I decided to take a trip to reach out to my southern roots in Atlanta, Georgia. My family that lives there hadn’t seen me since I 1999, so it was a trip that was long past due, and I was so excited to be able to hear stories and learn more about my own personal history from the side of my family I don’t know quite as well. It was a time well spent, and I’m so glad that I got the chance to go!

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One thought on “My Southern Roots

  1. Aw! Wonderful post! I’m also on a trip to rediscover my roots! Currently in Bangkok. Can’t wait to explore your blog some more, its gorgeous and really inspiring. I love women who travel, that spark of adventure is alive in all of us. xo


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