Travel Faraway at Home is an intercultural project that brings people and cultural places together through local travel-like experience that offers locals the chance to explore cultures from around the world without leaving home.

This concept is developed by Pocket Stories in order to challenge us to re-think travelling and connecting with our own home communities. It is a simple action everyone can do. We provide tools that will inspire:

Cultural events: Photos from Denmark and the Netherlands (see below)

Blogs - Instagram - Book (coming soon!)

Dutch people could travel faraway at home during our Lloyd Festival: Migrating World in Amsterdam.

Lloyd Festival: Migrating World

Lloyd Festival: Migrating World was hosted on May 29th the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, a day where Lloyd Hotels migration history and today's migration was celebrated.  
This festival was a collaboration between Relate, Reinwardt Academie, Pocket Stories and Verhalen van Vluchtelingen. It was a day that allowed locals to travel faraway in Amsterdam through stories, food, music, art and many other experiences.

Afsnit I: Social Innovation Festival and Competition

Travel Faraway at Home was first introduced during Afnsit I Social Innovation Festival and Competition in Denmark. A temporary display of photos, stories and food was available for visitors to the festival. Pocket Stories was awarded the Honorary Mention by the jury and invited to contribute to the United Nations first crowdsourcing challenge for refugees.

co-design & co-create

Building a thriving multicultural society is an ongoing process rather than a single goal. We held cultural workshops to share ideas and stories linked to travel experiences, cultures and dreams. Ideas and stories are the first step in co-designing our Travel Faraway At Home project.
Do you wanna get involved and co-design this project?
Join our Pocket Stories online Family group or check below where you can join us locally.

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