The fifth issue of Paid Leave is all about how exploring different cultures can lead to deeper understanding—of ourselves and others. First, we turn to our Creative Workbook to assess our personal customs and routines, and consider how these things might be challenged while abroad. We offer advice about how to feel immersed in a new place in Plane Truth; experience a city through someone else’s eyes in Local Time; hear stories from our latest Principle of Modern Travel; and listen to a range of musical genres in LOJEL Playlist. And finally, we introduce Momento, a series which asks members of the #LojelCollective to share the travel items they can’t live without or keepsakes from their journeys. Each offers a lesson in what can truly be gained while traveling: knowledge, perspective, and a greater sense of self.
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