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. […]
I’ve lived in Miami for all of 5 minutes and it’s time to evacuate. So here I am, sitting in a Tallahassee airport at 3am writing about Miami instead of enjoying it. And of course I can’t think about Miami without thinking about my time in Cuba. [click the link for more]
On a solo retreat, when my private grotto became a lipsync stage. Enjoying the breeze and Rihanna’s Love on the Brain in Jamaica.
Between today and my last post, it's been 3 months! I have visited Montego Bay, Jamaica… Toronto, Canada… Condado, Puerto Rico… London, UK… and La Habana Vieja, Cuba… to name a few. I have also relocated to Chicago, IL from Dallas, TX. A lot has transpired during my hiatus. And as much as I will
…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!
Summer of 2016 was a beautiful celebration of Black girl magic being awarded medals for their excellence in swimming, gymnastics, tennis, hurdles, shot put, long jump… you name it and Black girls dominated! Those are some nasty gals for ya! With all the excitement surrounding the games, Brazil was kind enough to open up its visa restrictions to US Americans that summer. Come one, come all! So when a friend invites you along on her trip to Rio and you actually have the time off, YOU GO! I did, so I was going! ….Or so I foolishly thought. View the 90 second clip from that day, below.
A lot of times when we travel, we block off days, request off of work, save thousands of dollars, book the itinerary months in advance and that’s all after synchronizing schedules with a travel buddy or two to accompany you on your trip. PHEW! That’s a lot of effort for only a week’s break from reality every couple years. Well… what if there was another way to get away without all the hassle? (Scroll down for a quick list of tips)