Traveling While Black

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of [wo]men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain

As I walked in front of the historical Spanish Steps just taking in the beauty of Rome while being just a drop in the pond of 1000s of other travelers surrounding me, I never felt like I was that black girl, even though in hindsight now that I think back to that moment I don’t recall seeing any other black faces within close proximity to me. Although there was no one else who looked like me, I wish there was. Not because I felt alone, but because one of my biggest hopes is that more black people take the time to explore the world and realize there is more out there than the city they’re from. Read More

Guide To Havana, Cuba: Everything You Need to Know

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller

Famed for its colorful streets, sought after cigars, and its antique Cadillacs, Cuba is an island very different from the rest of its fellow Caribbean neighbors. But who said different was bad? With differences come unique preparations that you may not be prepared for regardless of how seasoned of a traveler you are. Due to its strict governmental rule paired with its antiquated ways of life there are a few things anyone traveling to this gem should keep in mind. If you are intrigued enough and willing to leave your comfort zone, Cuba is one of the most mesmerizing places you will every travel to. Read More

Love at First Sight: Dear Grenada

“Then one day when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.” -Ewan Mcgregor

Anyone who knows me knows I’m an island girl and throw me on any beach and I’m a happy camper. My expectations of coming to Grenada was similar to that of other islands I’ve been to in the Caribbean, however what I received was so much more. The people are the nicest in the world and the food is to die for. It was indeed a true love story. Here are 4 reasons everyone must travel to Grenada and I’m sure you’ll leave with the same overwhelming love I did.

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Elitism or Pride?

We take pride in what we do.” -Coolio


Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE QUEEN Bey! She is the epitome of a game changer and she can do no wrong in my eyes. She’s also a fellow Houstonian so as far as I’m concerned we’re sisters lol. It brought nothing but joy to my heart when I heard she was giving out a scholarship to women and one of the deserving institutions was no other than my alma mater of the illustrious Spelman College. 💁🏾 Read More

Don’t Be That Person

“One travels to run away from routine. That dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” -Ella Maillart

The most annoying thing to me as an American, is when I go to other countries and see other Americans trying to force American ways on someone else in THEIR country. With any travel experience there will always be ups and downs, but the best part of travel is embracing a new culture and lifestyle. If you want an experience similar to that of your native country, stay in your native country and save other people from your unrealistic expectations. Here are 3 tips to keep in mind when traveling internationally.  Read More

Year of Yes

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

I’ll do it next week, I’ll do it tomorrow, I’ll do it next month. Said every person ever who wasn’t sure how to start, so they lied to themselves making themselves feel better about their procrastination on living their best life. I have to say that 2016 was my best year yet, and I’m trying to figure out how I can possibly top it. Read More