Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-2017

Capstone Advisor

Melissa Chessher

Honors Reader

James Shahin

Capstone Major

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Other Communication


Glo-cal-ist: one who is a local of several cities or regions.

Locally sourced and globally spread, The Glocalist takes the world and transforms it into your neighborhood.

The Glocalist is an online, interactive cultural-travel guide tailored to young adult travelers. This series of guides offers authoritative information for those looking to dive into the world’s cultural scenes and emerge a local.

Much like the farm-to-table movement, this digital publication seeks to give you locally sourced, nitty-gritty travel information seasoned with cultural flavor. Glocalist readers can ride the local transportation like a pro commuter; sip on the signature drink at the neighborhood dive bar; and crawl through the underground night scene like a residential hipster.

In our very first installment, Havana guide, The Glocalist transforms you from a gringo to a habanero/a. Make tostones from an old family recipe; celebrate your African ancestors in the back alleys of Centro Habana; memorize the country’s most well-known poem. Through local narratives and insider information, this guide presents an unparalleled glimpse into everyday Cuban life, exploring the tapestry that gives Havana—and Cuba—its timeless allure.

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