Nubian Drifter is a travel-centric site aims to participate in and contribute to exciting, ever-evolving conversations about travel and culture. For Example, like the ensō— a hand-painted circle made in one or two brushstrokes (in the Zen Buddhist tradition)— they believe travel strengthens and enlightens, and provides one with a moment when the mind is free to let the body aim without worry to create beautiful experiences. As Miriam Beard once said, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”
Founder Vaughn James is a freelance writer and print design consultant from Philadelphia, PA. He has spent time living and working in both London and Tokyo, where he soaked up the culture and gained life experience. He has written for a few publications in the past, most notably Black Enterprise Magazine.
Vaughn values the importance of becoming a well-rounded, culturally competent individual. Travel has opened his mind and has been a constant surge of inspiration for him. He hopes to pass that inspiration on to others, namely the up and coming generation of youth.
Nubian Drifter seeks to discuss ways to which humans can become better travelers and culturally competent citizens of the world. By exploring culture and community, they share personal experiences, engage in discourse and offer advice to novice drifters— all through a lens of curiosity and optimism. They hope they can inspire readers to engage not only in new travel but also meaningful, deeply personal, insightful and intentional drifting.
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