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How Air Force Veteran Adam Vaughan Champions Community and Diversity Through His Travel Blog

Going out to see the world is something that most people dream of in their lifetime. As such, many look up to travel bloggers either to find a dose of inspiration or to get much-needed tips for their own adventures. Ultimately, wanderlust content has only increased in relevance over the past few years. One remarkable travel enthusiast who is generously sharing his journeys and experiences is Adam Vaughan.

However, what most people do not know is that the blogger only gained his passion for travel later in life. During his youth, the Omaha native was content with playing sports like baseball and football with his neighbors or pretending to be at war in the creeks and wooded areas behind the houses. In addition, his idea of an exciting trip would be going to Des Moines, Iowa to Adventureland or Kansas City, Missouri to Worlds of Fun.

It was after joining the Air Force in 1998 when he finally unlocked his love for exploring the world. The new environment opened up his eyes and introduced him to the wonders of traveling. But on the other hand, being a military man meant that he also went to some of the most run down locations. 

Because of this, Adam Vaughan possesses a strong sense of empathy and understanding for all the people and places he visits unlike other travelers who merely act as tourists. “Throughout all my deployments to the worst areas in the world, I grew an appreciation for those who had far less, those that were affected, and those that had nothing like we had,” he explained.

Now, the veteran works at Meta as a Global Operations Manager which allows him to fly frequently and visit more locations. In his new role, he continues to champion a strong community. As he insightfully shared, “Diversity and inclusion are something I have been involved in within my role at Meta, and I strive to educate people on how we need to do better in the corporate environment with regards to this.”

So to continue spreading his advocacies, Adam Vaughan created a travel blog that is meant to enlighten readers of the different cultures and lifestyles around the world. Moreover, the inspiring man plans to use his platform to give a voice and increase visibility for marginalized and underrepresented communities. In doing so, he hopes to bridge barriers and bring the people closer together.

The visionary has organically built a considerable following on Instagram by consistently updating his followers on his travel adventures. In fact, fans frequently visit his page to see if he has uploaded new photos. On top of that, his well-curated and aesthetically pleasing feed ensures that he not only produces a visual log of his trips, but more importantly, it provides people a glimpse into the vast world.

Moving forward, Adam Vaughan intends to continue putting out quality content that inspires others to experience the world for themselves. But above all, the outstanding blogger remains steadfast in his mission of using travel to promote community, diversity, and inclusion. 

Emiliette Morales: Cooking International Food Through Books and Screens

Most people will readily admit that one of the reasons they want to visit different countries is the unique delicacies. Fortunately, traveling to different countries is no longer the only option to taste their popular delicacies. Emiliette Morales is here to assist her audience in cooking curated recipes.

The cuisine of the Latin America is as savory as ever. The palatable recipes of Asian countries are dishes that people would want a taste of again and again. The acclaimed flavors of Western cuisine are definitely one of a kind. With Emiliette’s experiences in traveling the world, she is close to perfecting the flavors of the world.

Emiliette has been to 45 countries. She has interacted with people from different nationalities to learn more about their distinct craft in cooking international food. The product of her experience abroad is her book,  à la carte. What makes à la carte different is that it has a scope of many international cuisines. Unlike most cookbooks, it does not just focus on Italian or French cuisine. It includes recipes from countries in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

Emiliette Morales imparts the knowledge and culture of the people of the country to engage the readers. The culture of each featured country is introduced in the pages, making it intrinsically tied to the essence of the cookbook. She also includes photos from her visits. 

But it does not just end there. Emiliette Morales has also created a YouTube account, Memeliette Abroad, explaining more of the recipes in her cookbook. Furthermore, she also shares clips of her trip in countries to emphasize and put the spotlight on the culture of the amazing people she has met during her journey abroad. 

Asked about her motivations in creating her own brand, the 27-year-old Emiliette answered, “What motivated me was the feeling of being abroad and how much you learn. I want it to make it easier for others to learn. That is why I have travelled to 45 countries. I will not stop until hopefully, one day, I can go to them all. My brand includes everything from books, to YouTube videos, to a future delivery only service coming soon in Texas.”

Emiliette Morales is still eager to develop and enhance her company, EMAK Productions. She is looking into the possibility of publishing more books. This time, it will be centered on international desserts and on called Christmas Around the World: A Recipe Book

Also, her future projects include a fine pasta service, Emilia’s Cucina, which will be based in Plano, TX. However, instead of traditional dine-ins, it will only be available through online deliveries. Apart from that, Emiliette is also positive about the eventual growth of her YouTube subscribers in the next few years. 

Morales is confident that a lot of people can relate to and find interest in her work. She is optimistic that through her YouTube videos and cookbook, adults can benefit and learn more about the cultures of the world. 

Morales posts her pictures and shares her experiences during her travel in her Instagram account. Also, her book, à la carte, is available for purchase on this website.