Mandela's 100th Year & the Postcard View We Shared (Part 1)

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. "Invictus" is said to have been Nelson Mandela's favorite poem. Penned by Victorian poet William Ernest Henley, the words inspired Mandela during his 27-year imprisonment. "Madiba" was born 100...

My First South Africa Visit: When The World Lost Mandela (Part 2)

Marking 100 years since Mandela's birth, celebrating International #MandelaDay, and hearing Barack Obama's speech in Johannesburg this week had me reflecting on marrying into a South African family and my lessons from "Madiba"...

South of the Border: Solo Getaway In Mexico Featuring Beautiful Sights & Fear of Heights (Part 1)

In Janel's second post for ESG, she shares her recent experience as a solo black female traveler in Mexico, from Mérida to Mexico City. One of her goals as an ESG blogger is to empower other women to take the leap: “Believe it or not, I still find th...

A "Third Culture Kid's" Fourth of July Through the Years

In Gaia's first post for ESG, she reflects on the disconnectedness of being a "Third Culture Kid" (growing up in many countries as her parents moved around for work, including Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, and Saudi Arabia), then spe...
July 11 2018   
by Gaia - London, UK