10 Must See Places in Barcelona

10 Must See Places in Barcelona

With almost a year to plan and do research, my trip to Barcelona was still one of the most off the beaten path trips ever. A lot of exploring was done after purchasing a two-day Hola BCN travel card and taking the metro. I love looking at architecture when traveling and Antoni Gaudi and architecture go hand in hand. From the visiting the Gothic Quarter to strolling down Passeig de Gràcia,...

What to Do and See in Martinique

What to See and Do in Martinique

[disclaim]This post is sponsored by the Martinique Tourism Authority and all opinions expressed are my own.[/disclaim] Being a Caribbean-American, I love discovering the differences and similarities between the Caribbean islands. I’ve visited former Spanish, Dutch, and (of course) British territories, but really want to visit the Caribbean Island With A French Flair: Martinique. Martinique is a French territory located in the Lesser Antilles between the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia. It is a...

How to Survive a Solo Trip to Cancun…During Spring Break

How to Survive a Solo Trip to Cancun During Spring Break

If you’ve been following on Instagram and Snapchat, you saw that I was in Cancun, Mexico last week. Mexico had been on my list for a long time; I was excited, but it wasn’t until booking the resort that I realized my vacation was during one of Cancun’s busiest seasons: Spring Break! I looked forward to relaxing poolside in warm weather, but I was dreading the fact that I’d be there with...

March Favorites 2017

[disclaim]Contains affiliate links[/disclaim] Maybe it was because I had vacation the last week, but March literally flew by. The majority of the month was spent organizing at home and my blog, but I still have some work to do. Here are the top three things included in my March favorites. Pink & Berry Lipsticks Spring finally came and I broke out all the light colored lippes. For the past few...

Electronics Ban Announcement on Some Inbound Flights

Electronics Ban Announcement on Some Inbound Flights

The US and UK announced this week that they will no longer accept electronic devices larger than a smart phone on inbound flights coming from certain countries/airlines in the Middle East and Africa. According the the DHS website, “Electronic devices larger than a cell phone/smart phone will not be allowed to be carried onboard the aircraft in carry-on luggage or other accessible property.” Medical devices will still be allowed after they are screened...

10 Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is probably my most active social media platform. Even if I don’t have anything to post, I’m always scrolling for funny memes or getting travel and beauty inspiration. Since the month of March is used to celebrate women AND I’m an advocate for natural hair, here’s a list of my ten favorite traveling naturalistas on Instagram. I must add that we are also pretty stylish in our own way too....

Beat it Like Pan: My Favorite Moments from Machel Monday 

Machel Monday - The Journey of a Soca King

Carnival is a few days away and I don’t think I’ve ever missed it so much. Even though I’m not in Trinidad, I had the opportunity to watch Machel Monday through various sources on Facebook Live. It sure didn’t help my FOMO, but I loved it! There were tons of highlights throughout the show, but here are my favorite moments from Machel Monday – “Journey of a Soca King”. Read Also: 5...

3 Tips for Visiting the Acropolis of Athens

3 Tips for Visiting the Acropolis of Athens

Last summer I made my first trip Europe through a glitch fare from NYC to Athens, Greece. While I didn’t go island hopping like everyone and their mother shows on their Instagram, I did everything I wanted to do which was explore Athens, eat the food, and visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Acropolis of Athens.   The word acropolis comes from the Greek words akron (“highest point, extremity”) and polis,...