What an experience this has been: vibrant, eye-opening, soul-stirring!
We’ve just returned to Los Angeles happy and enriched after a month ‘on the road’ in the Big Easy.
12 student bookpackers and I spent the best part of four weeks traveling together, sharing rich experiences and forging close friendships. Together, we dug deep into a fascinating mix of local cultures - Creole, Cajun, African-American and White Protestant. We met warm and delightful people, and forged the kinds of empathetic connections - through literature, and in the flesh - which lie at the heart of the BOOKPACKERS experience.
For my part, it was a privilege and a profound pleasure to share this kind of personal journey with such a vital, insightful and delightful group of young people.