Crosby Melendi: Traveling

Today’s #PassionPreview is from Tampa native Crosby Melendi, also known as travel blogger @crosbygracetravels: “I love experiencing and understanding different cultures! I lived in the Netherlands for two years during elementary school, and ever since living there and traveling through Europe, I've been obsessed with learning about new places and people.”

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Why traveling? “Aside from it being extremely fascinating in general, it broadens my perspective on the world and helps me see things in a new way. I genuinely think understanding the history and beliefs behind different societies could help bridge the gap between diverse groups of people. But mostly, I love it because it excites me more than anything else!”

To someone that doesn’t like traveling: “That's okay! Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. But I would still encourage them to try and get out of their comfort zone a little bit. Whether it's watching a documentary on Brexit or reading a book about Indian cuisine, learning about something outside of your own country – or even your own city – is a great start.”

To someone interested in traveling: “Follow my travel blog (Crosby Grace Travels)! Shameless plug, I know. But also, read National Geographic. They have done wonders for my global awareness and inspire me SO much!“

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