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 […]
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, […]
We’ve all seen it: people being rude to the staff, the tourists who avoid contact with locales or never even leave the hotel, and those that only patronize big franchises or tourists traps while abroad. […]
Well after people get over the fact that I’m hardly home (but always reppin’), they ask, as a nomad, how I will ever establish a sense of stability? After a little over a year, I’ve […]
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 to study
In early February, I received a notification for an Instagram “like” from an account I had never heard of. Upon reading the name, @lasmorenasdeespana, my excitement was immediate as I clicked through to its page. […]
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 is from Germany, that I'd love to go when she goes back to visit. At every brunch we had together, she'd gush about the straight-forward people, the historic architecture, the fresh food and of course, the beer. "Let me know and I'll book my flight! I've got to have a beer with you in your stomping grounds." And finally it was happening, she was there and I was going.
…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!
Black travel has hit a serious boom in recent years! #MELANIN #BLACKGIRLSTRAVELTOO #TRAVELNOIRE The tags on Instagram are endless and beautiful to scroll through. It would give anyone travel envy like “shuuu, I want to […]