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
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. Heck, I used to scout for the green mermaid like a Godsend before I had an international data plan, spending… Continue reading The Responsibilities of Tourists
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… Continue reading Hit Reset, Take a Break, But NEVER Quit
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)