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How to Trust Your Intuition & Meet Great People Abroad

As I've mentioned before, I have never been attacked or harmed while traveling alone. However, I have experienced many moments where I wasn't sure if I was making the right decisions. These moments pushed me to think several steps ahead, playing out all the horrific what-ifs in my mind. Dark AlleysImagine that you have just… Continue reading How to Trust Your Intuition & Meet Great People Abroad

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Safety as a Black Solo Female Traveler

The #TravelNoire explosion is a very recent phenomenon. In previous generations, black travel was extremely limited and very dangerous. It was necessary to subscribe to the Green Book, a mid 20th century printed travel guide, to navigate places that aided black travelers. Thanks to many of our ancestors' sacrifices and advancements in recent decades, this… Continue reading Safety as a Black Solo Female Traveler

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Here’s WHY I’m Living in a Van This Year

HOW DID I GET HERE?The last time I lived in LA was nearly 20 years ago, before I'd hit puberty. I've missed my home and carried it with me ever since. Christmas 2017, I moved in with my grandparents with the intention to save for an investment, whether that was for property or a commercial… Continue reading Here’s WHY I’m Living in a Van This Year

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Tips for Dating Someone with Wanderlust

Long distance relationships are incredibly difficult. They happen for all kinds of reasons. You met an off duty flight attendant with kind eyes and a wicked sense of humor on vacation. You fell for a quirky girl with glasses and tattoos, in bar, who deploys for war in three months. Your significant other moves away… Continue reading Tips for Dating Someone with Wanderlust

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WanderLust (or Love), a Curly-American Walks into a Spaniard Bar… (Primera Parte)

After a long day's journey through the sites of Mardrid, the sun was low in the sky as I stumbled upon Mercado de San Miguel. My eyes feasted on the crystal clear glass structure being held up by iron beams winding across the ceiling. Through the walls, you could see produce displayed like a vibrant… Continue reading WanderLust (or Love), a Curly-American Walks into a Spaniard Bar… (Primera Parte)

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Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #2)

Read... Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #1)So I told you about my mini-solo travel experience in Hong Kong. Next, it was Germany that tested me and I am grateful that they happened in the order they did. Rule #2: Always ask for help.For months, I told my girlfriend, we'll call her Vera, who… Continue reading Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #2)

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Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #1)

Yes, but... ...you still have to "act like you have home training," as my mother would say. My experience traveling alone has been limited. However, it has given me glimpses of what I should and should not do while away on a solo adventure. Rule #1, never ever panic! While visiting Hong Kong, I was… Continue reading Solo Traveling While Black, Is It Safe? (Rule #1)