Vacation Ideas for Your Next Girls Trip

I'm not much of a movie person, but as a travel lover, I just HAD to see the movie Girls Trip. Starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah, Girls trip is a comedy of four friends' adventure in New Orleans during the annual Essence Music Festival weekend. My High School friends and I saw it opening weekend and the movie showed great lessons in self-discovery, bravery,...

5 Ways to Travel as a Student

5 Ways to Travel as a Student

I always wanted to go away for Spring Break, but my friends were either all talk, had no passport or it was a combination of both factors. Graduation season and summer vacation are right around the corner and that means tons of students will be traveling more. Whether you’re heading to college after high school, currently a student or going back to school, here are five ways to take advantage of...

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 Travel Roundup

2016 is coming to a close and I’m excited to share a roundup of my travels for the year. Between discovering extra vacation days and finding flight deals, random trips seemed to come up a lot this year. Including day, weekend trips, and days off,  I visited 5 countries and enjoyed each and every experience. Here’s how I traveled in 2016 while still working a full time job.   January: Atlanta, GA I...

Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

Exploring San Juan in the Kia Sportage

On our sister’s weekend in Puerto Rico, outside of finding a hotel, the question of transportation came up. Since we wanted to explore the area, we decided to rent. Upon arrival to San Juan International Airport, we were upgraded from a Hyundai Accent to a 2017 Kia Sportage. Read more about the Kia Sportage and how we used it to explore San Juan during our stay in Puerto Rico. This SUV didn’t come...

Essentials For a Long Haul Flight

Essentials For a Long Haul Flight

I experienced my first intercontinental trip this year to Colombia, but the 5-hour flight has nothing on the 10 hours to Greece or 15+ hour flight I’ll be taking to Thailand. There were no issues on the way to Cartagena since I was used to the flight length going to Trinidad, but the red eye to Athens was slightly rough. With the experience from going Greece, here are eight basic essentials that I learned...

Sister’s Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

Sister's Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

You may recall seeing on Instagram my visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico with my youngest sister for an extended weekend. The last time we went to the Caribbean together was in 2004 so a trip was overdue, plus she needed a break from mom/wife life. We purchased a flight deal for $100 round-trip each, so splurging on a hotel wasn’t a big deal. Luckily, I was able to find a great deal on Travelzoo for...

Fun Ways to Celebrate Fall in NYC

Fun ways to celebrate fall in nyc

Happy Fall Y’all! Even though the weather is getting cooler, there’s still plenty of fun activities to do with the family. If you’re a native New Yorker or visiting this shoulder season, here are some fun ways to celebrate fall in NYC. The Bronx Scarecrows & Pumpkins! at the New York Botanic Garden September 17–October 30, 2016 Scarecrow Nights for Families Date: October 21, 22, 28, and 29, from 6:30 to...

10 MORE Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

10 More Museums in the US Focused on African American History

I wrote about 10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History back in February and didn’t know how much great feedback I would get. In celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opening this weekend, here’s a list of 10 more museums within the U.S. focused on African American History. DuSable Museum of African American History – Chicago, IL Founded in 1961 by Dr. Margaret Taylor-Burroughs and other...