What’s Obama Got To Do With It

Have we mentioned before how interesting it was to be abroad when Obama was elected President of the U.S. and to continue traveling through much of his first year in his office?  Have you heard our stories about the Obama grocery stores, the Obama kangas, and the baby gorilla named Obama? Have you wondered at all what it was like to be an American abroad in the midst of Obama-mania?

An article I wrote about the “Obama effect” on travel has just been published in the May edition of Perceptive Travel. Please go check it out and let me know what you think. And while you’re there, take a look at the other articles in this month’s edition as well as previous editions. If, like me, you’ve grown tired of travel magazines and websites that are nothing more than Top 10 lists and service articles, you’ll want to bookmark Perceptive Travel as it features the kind of stories that just don’t make it to print anymore in our short-attention-span society.

P.S. Thanks to my sister-in-law Paulina, who spent last summer in Uganda and helped me out with photos for the article.

3 thoughts on “What’s Obama Got To Do With It”

  1. Very well done Theresa.

    You could have always just put on a Maple Leaf…
    In Italy you could always tell the tourist with fanny packs and shorts…
    It was always about being more than a tourist, it was about experience the culture not seeing the sites.

  2. Congrats on a solid piece Theresa!

    Just got back from Egypt and experienced the very same thing traveling with a group of Americans.

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