Travel Spotlight Series

Featuring adventurers at all points of their travel journey; from beginners, to certified globetrotters, and others who simply took advantage of a unique opportunity to do something different!  Travel looks different for everyone but anyone can do it, just take it from them!!

 

MEET MARQUISE: THE HAITIAN-AMERICAN NOMAD SERVING THE GLOBE

FullSizeRender 7As a budding globe trotter and soccer enthusiast, Marquise has made it a point to take advantage of every opportunity to travel, even if it’s just to catch a Borussia Dortmund game in Germany, which she’s done before. Her global perspective and love for travel began at home where she understood just how big the world was at an early age. With parents who immigrated from the beautiful country of Haiti, Marquise traveled to the island often for family and service trips. Through this upbringing, she has always been interested in exploring new places, meeting people of different backgrounds, and the occasional soccer game abroad. More on her Travel 2 Serve Spotlight HERE.

MEET LIZ: THE SALVADORAN TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST ON MISSION TO SERVE CENTRAL AMERICA

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Two things about Liz, she loves Jesus and has a heart of service for Central America! With her family roots in El Salvador, she has always longed to serve her country and the broader region as a missionary.  However, she’ll be the first to say that serving in this capacity is not easy.  Even with her love for travel and people, each adventure in the field comes with a level of personal sacrifices and anxiety that she has to confront every time.  But her willingness to go beyond her comfort zone and be a light to nations is always worth it in the end. More on her Travel 2 Serve Spotlight HERE. 

MEET RUTHIE: THE ERITREAN-SWEDISH GLOBETROTTER WITH A HEART FOR AFRICA

Photo Feb 25, 8 51 40 AMRuthie’s travel journey started early, beginning when her family immigrated to Sweden from Eritrea, by way of Italy due to the war back home. Growing up with hardworking parents who also valued travel, Ruthie credits her global exposure to her parents who traveled within their means and still managed to take her on road trips as a child all throughout Europe. By the age of 10, she visited Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK! She saw the world through these family vacations and in turn, traveling became a way of life for her as an adult. More on her Travel 2 Serve Spotlight HERE. 

MEET TAMIKA: JAMAICAN TRAVELISTA & HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL STAR

Photo Jan 04, 8 38 27 PMTamika is one of those people that I admire for her ability to incorporate travel into everything she does!  She’s currently exploring South Africa and lives a true life of adventure.  Born and raised in Boston, MA to Jamaican immigrant parents she also holds dual US-Jamaican citizenship and is proud to be Jamerican!  Since I’ve known her, she’s traveled internationally for work, fun, and family! This island girl has even starred in her very own episode of House Hunters International (HHI) in JamaicaMore on her travel spotlight HERE.

MEET SUSIE: NATIVE ANGELENO & GLOBTROTTING NEWBIE

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Susie was born and raised in beautiful Southern California and until recently has only traveled domestically.  Just this year she encountered a turning point on her travel journey and finally made the decision to take a trip abroad for the first time at age 35!  After itching to travel internationally for some time, she booked a 3 week adventure to Turkey and Greece!!  Talk about go big or go home.  There’s no turning back after a trip like that, she’s officially been bitten by the travel bug and is currently planning the rest of her life around travel!!  More on her travel spotlight HERE.