Fleace's first trip was to Milan, Italy as a model. She didn't really know anyone as a child who traveled. Everything she learned about travel she learned from a book. She loved geography class as a child. When she was a little girl she traveled in her heart and in her mind.
The messages she learned as a child were you can't make it. She was taught to be very afraid of travel. She was told they are not like you. Her parents told her you'll be kidnapped by strangers
During her first trip to Milan, Italy she felt empowered as a woman. She felt strong and beautiful. She experienced the adoration of European men. She learned she could make it. She knows now that the Blue American Passport is like gold.
Three women from one of her trips decided to travel to Croatia. They ended up on the TV just because they were an uncommon sight. They were three black women in Croatia and that is news.
Fleace's message to children and adults is that you should just go. You will be okay.