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Erin Becker

Erin is an educator, writer, and writing coach. She blogs about writing here and tweets about writing here. She loves ...

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Immersion Travel Experiences Are Naïve At Best, Patronizing At Worst

Whether you go to a new city, a new state, a new country or a new hemisphere, travel will alter you in some way. It can be shocking; it can be a rebirth. And yet, people still ask too much of traveling. They are not content to let traveling be a simple, explorative act. They want it to be anthropology. They want it to be epiphany.