My Life Changing 1st Travel Experience…
It happened 12 years ago when I applied to live with a family in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. I was their guest in a non-tourist, art-focused, middle class city. This experience was powerful because I was able to reflect, rest and build friendships with Mexican and Indigenous people.
As we slowly shared food, music, dance, lessons, traditions, challenges and affection I began to feel more “home” in my skin, in my dreams and in my community as a Black woman raised in the USA.
When I came back to the USA, I decided I would no longer experience stress and just survive. No! I would thrive.
Indiana People Deserve Positive International Travel Experiences
What if more people [especially people of color, LGBTQIA+ folkx and spiritually diverse persons] could invest in their social and emotional care this way? What if there were more opportunities for cooking meals with people from around the world, learning their slang, dancing to new beats, connecting with their elders and listening instead of assuming - while experiencing incredible adventures or just resting?
To Indy With Love’s Curated, Small Group Travel Experiences Offer:
+Chances to deepen friendships with other people of color from Indiana
+ Chances to connect with people of color around the globe
+ Carefully selected travel participants in groups of 10 people or less - for every trip
These are the types of authentic, respectful, heart to heart connections not typically available through 3-7 day cruises, religious mission trips, service learning, volunteer charity or all inclusive tourist resorts.
This Service is For
1.The social and emotional benefit, cultural affirmation and spiritual connection of Indiana people of color
2. The [21 years old or older] affirming travel companion of their choice. Companions are loved ones of any gender, faith, race and sexual orientation [Examples: mid age parents, partners and friends]