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Odessa Armstrong


Where did you grow up?
Baltimore City, Maryland

Where do you call home now?
Baltimore City, Maryland

Year started at Global Works?

What’s your favorite part about leading trips?
Authentic relationship building and having lots of fun exploring places!

What is something you can’t live without while you are traveling?
Delicious food and laughter

Tell us about a favorite memory from a trip you have taken
Visiting the renowned Sufi poet Rumi’s tomb at the Mevlana Museum in Konya, Turkey – I got goosebumps!

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?
So hard to choose! New Orleans is one of my all time favorite places to be and I travel there multiple times a year

Fun fact, special talent, or favorite memory
For the past 2 years I have participated in the Red Beans & Rice parade for Lundi Gras in New Orleans, where participants make costumes out of red beans, rice, and lentils

What do you like to do in your free time?
Read lots of books, eat delicious food, explore new places, and hang with honeybees

What languages do you speak?
English, a little bit of Thai, and a little bit of Spanish

If you had to give one piece of advice or words of encouragement to someone on their first travel experience, what would it be?
It’s okay to be nervous – remember to breathe and go anyway. As you stretch and expand your comfort zone, you become capable of greater things

Tell us why you are excited for this year’s trip!
New Orleans is such a magical and culturally rich place and it is an honor to share it with others