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,...

5 Tips For Planning a Group Vacation

5 Tips For Planning a Group Vacation

I have been on several vacations with my family through the years and recently went on a group vacation with five other women to Thailand. I had doubts because we never traveled together, but we all had a great time and are planning other trips for 2017 and 2018. If you’re looking into planning a group vacation with friends or family, here are five tips to keep in mind.  Know...

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...

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...

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

Vacation Cruising in the Nissan Rogue

With 10 adults and 5 children on a family vacation, an extra vehicle was needed. A few weeks before heading to Orlando, I decided to get a rental to accommodate everyone. Since I enjoyed the Ford Escape so much, I chose that or it’s equivalent, but only the Nissan Rogue was available. Read more about our week with the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Still being somewhat intimidated driving huge cars, the Nissan Rogue was a good size. We’re...

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...

5 Things You Should Do Before Every Vacation

5 Things You Should Do Before Every Vacation

I just came back from a trip to Greece booked from a glitch fare and had the best time ever. Some of my vacations have been spontaneous like my birthday trip to Barbados, but I try my best to organize each vacation to avoid any kind of confusion. If you’re not sure of what things to do before vacation, read more. Set a Budget After budgeting your general expenses (rent/mortgage, utility bills, credit cards etc), set aside...