We often visit exotic places and become enamored of the culture that surrounds us without realizing that each person we encounter makes up a piece of that community with their experiences, struggles, and hope for a better future. Or maybe it’s our own community culture that we struggle to understand because we weren’t aware of all the individual stories that contribute to its collective cultural identity. Pedacitos Blog aims to find those individual stories and expose them to all who come in contact with the community by focusing on the four strongholds of people, places, food, and art.
Maybe you’ve lived in your town most of your adult life but have never stepped foot inside the Moroccan restaurant nearby that was inspired by a mother’s signature dish. Maybe you just moved in and loved that donut shop around the corner but never knew the owner wanted to share a fun treat that reminds him of his childhood on his island home. Or maybe you are on vacation and are looking for more than just the regular tourist destinations, but rather submerge yourself in a truly authentic experience. Whatever the reason, Pedacitos Blog is here to tell stories that honor a community’s past, allow you to discover its culture in the present, and make you see how each story plays a part in its future.
From an early age Michael Acevedo, Pedacitos Blog founder, was captivated by the art of storytelling and the value different stories hold in creating a culture. This fascination led him to work as an Imagineer for Disney, where he contributed to creating immersive experiences based on the stories we all grew up with. His interest grew even stronger as he traveled to nearly thirty countries and listened carefully to the stories that turned the ordinary into the noteworthy.
Although he has always known the power of a good story, Acevedo discovered how far one person’s story could actually go when he started Pedacitos Blog. Pedacitos is the Spanish word for pieces or little bits, and just like pieces of a puzzle connect to reveal a work of art, individual stories come together to create something beautiful. By reading these stories, you can see how all the pieces fit together and discover something new to experience in your community or a place to look forward to visiting in your travels.
Pedacitos Blog is more than just a travel guide to give you the best place to eat or the trendiest club to visit while you’re on vacation. It’s a transformative view of the people and experiences that make up the cultural essence of a community. Stories have the power to move us, entertain us, or change us. Through stories, we make sense of the world and gather perspective. Whether we see ourselves reflected in someone else or we better understand a differing point of view, stories allow us to connect with one another and realize that the differences in all of us are what make us the same.
Discover different stories about the people and places that influence a community’s cultural identity at pedacitosblog.com.