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Travel Is the Best Gift to Give and Receive

Wed., Jun. 29, 2011 8:02 PM EDT
by Munson Steed

Greece has the most beautiful islands. You can visit the Parthenon in Athens, a historical, breathtaking site that also has an air of romance.

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” –Maya Angelou

Travel expands the mind, opens the heart and sharpens the senses. Travel heightens the connection to the human family, regardless of language or cultural differences. The more you travel, and the more you learn about this planet we call home, the richer your life becomes.
American Airlines is intimately aware of those truths. That’s why American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com have created a portal through which African Americans can experience the full tapestry of the African Diaspora on their journeys to spectacular destinations around the world. American Airlines is continuing its long tradition of helping travelers’ navigate a potpourri of travel options.
So whether your heart’s desire is to experience the bonhomie of the Bahamas, trip the light fantastic á la Josephine Baker in Paris, view the original manuscript for Richard Wright’s Native Son in Harlem, or explore the premier shopping options in the city of Dallas; American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com stand ready to help you launch an unforgettable adventure.
As you peruse the pages of our summer travel special, we hope you will be inspired to give yourself the precious gift of travel. It is a gift that will pay immeasurable dividends — far into the future.

Perched delicately on the side of a mineral stream in St. Lucia was a sister who looked angelic, like heaven was speaking to her in her head. Although she didn’t utter a word, she was speaking delightfully to me, and I took out my camera and captured that moment in sulfur.

Bon Voyage. Au Revoir. Hasta Luego. Ciao.
Enjoy your travels.

–Munson Steed

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