My first solo excursion into the world occurred when I was a 16-year-old teen.
Determined to visit my friend
Anne, I climbed into my grandpa’s 1982
Ford F-150 and drove eight hours from
Memphis to Louisville. A year later, when
I asked to spend five weeks in France, my
parents didn’t hesitate in saying yes.
Travel can be transformative, especially
for kids. It opens young minds to the idea
of others---other cultures, languages,
food, music and more. Just ask Malcolm
White. In my interview with him on page
18, White reminds us that perceptions are
everything. Only direct experiences can
wipe away imagined fears or prejudices.