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As Many Voices One Tribe readies for its first trip, Reagan Jackson reflects on how international travel can be a needed soul-healer for a person of color.

Megan Rapinoe and other members of the US Women's National Team celebrate victory over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team is hoping to bring home it's first World Cup victory in over 15 years. (Photo from REUTERS)

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Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.

Nasko Abadjiev in gear built to withstand nighttime temperatures of 75 below. (Courtesy photo)

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While the days are getting wonderfully long here, Seattle transplant Nasko Abadjiev is entering a dark world of wonder working in Antarctica.

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The families of Bailey Meola and Sydney Schumacher announced that they'd called off their search of earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

Reagan Jackson, author and founder of Many Voices One Tribe, a travel program for young writers of color. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

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A lifelong writer brings the power of words to young people of color.

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As a second-generation nuss-nuss (“half n’ half”) Arab American who is Lebanese and German,  it was only in my adult life that I took...

A BoltBus driver loads luggage into the bottom of a bus in Seattle. (Photo by Holly Thorpe)

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No car? No cash? No problem. With the advent of cheap, “alternative” travel, crossing the border is easier than ever. But are transport services like BoltBus cheapening the experience of traveling “meaningfully?"

Delicious Jamaican breakfast including ackee, plantain, breadfruit, and mango-pineapple juice. (Photo from Flickr by Christina Xu)

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Inspired by her Pan-Africanist upbringing in Seattle, Nacala Ayele plans to launch culinary tours exploring the cuisine of the global african diaspora.

International Students should start thinking about OPT long before graduation. (Photo by UW Admissions / Kathrine Katherine B. Turner)

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A program called Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows international students to work in the U.S. for a year if they’re hired within 90 days of graduating.

A vendor in the famous Ankara alley of Balogun Market in Lagos. (Photo by Lola Akinmade)

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At first glance, Seattle may not have a lot in common with Africa's largest city. But a Lagos native says a few things about the Emerald City always remind her of home.

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With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.

Amen Gibreab (right), director of the film Horeta: The Journey Beyond Culture, enjoys a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony performed by Fanaye Debalke at Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant on Aurora Ave. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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After a trip to Ethiopia, a local filmmaker and a group of students are challenging Americans' grim generalizations about Africa.

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State lawmakers want to keep questions about citizenship optional for standard Washington driver's licenses and ID cards.

Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

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How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.

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While I love to travel, I wanted more than just a snapshot of a cultural experience. I was looking for a genuine opportunity to engage in a complex and rich culture.

Nomadness travelers in Pushkar, India earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Nomadness)

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Meet Evita Robinson, the woman behind the movement shattering the myth that people of color don’t travel.

Promotional material for an International Studies Abroad program in Spain reflects the demographics that dominate study abroad overall.

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The two most influential forces in my life have been writing and travel. Growing up I always wanted to see the world (any place...

Things get a little bit weird with Swedish psychedelic band Goat, one of more than a dozen international acts currently signed to Sub Pop. (Courtesy photo)

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Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.

Jocelyn (Joys) Morenno leads a Zumba class in Veracruz, Mexico. (Photo from ZumbaMexico)

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From Mexico to Moscow, the Latin-music-based fitness program Zumba has danced it's way to a global empire.

A motorcade of scooters and motorcycles flying Catalonian flags passes through the streets of Barcelona. With a strong economy and a unique language and culture, many Catalonians want to see their region seceed from the rest of Spain. (Photo by Seth Halleran)

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Scotland votes this week on independence, and Catalonia has its own secession vote coming up in November. Will Cascadian independence be next?