Happy New Year!! We will begin a series in 2019 of introducing you to people who are novice, occasional, or experienced travelers.
First up is creative Sharn Hopkins. Travel Chops bloggers Rhonda and Sharee first met Sharn as attendees at her plays. They later assisted her as filmmakers on her two short films, A Mother's Plea (2016) and Nightmare (soon to be released). They were glad she was available to answer a few questions about her travel experiences.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Columbia, SC
What is your first experience do you recall of traveling beyond your hometown?
I remember as a teenager going to Tampa, Florida to visit family. The farthest I have ventured during those trips were in Orlando to visit more family members or go to the flea market.
Whom do you know in your family who has a passport?
My immediate family...no one. Extended family like cousins but just only a handful.
What are your top 3 travel destinations domestically and abroad?
My top three was Seattle, Santa Monica, and Miami. All three I traveled when I was working. If I had a top three of where I would like to go...domestically, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Chicago. Internationally, I would like to go to Canada, Greek Islands or Lake Como in Italy.
Can you tell us about New Life Productions?
New Life Productions is an independent theatre and film company based in Columbia, SC. We believe in the concept of Edu-tainment which is having entertainment (theater or film) with a message that will educate on health and/or social issues. Sometimes, we do produce projects that are pure entertainment and fun. Also, New Life has an arts education foundation called For the Love of the Arts. The foundation focuses on training artists in performances or literary. We have programs and workshops in schools, community, and penal institutions.
Have you been able to travel through your organization? If "Yes", what destinations have your organization taken you to?
We have performed in New York..Brooklyn. Also, I have traveled to Miami, Winston-Salem, NC, and New York City on behalf of my company.
How can readers of the Travel Chops blogsite and the Take A Leap Travel newsletter follow New Life Productions?
They can visit our website at www.newlifeprod.com or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rhonda & Sharee Washington