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How To Get Photos of Yourself When Traveling Solo

How To Get Photos of Yourself When Traveling Solo

This post “How To Get Photos of Yourself When Traveling Solo” is not sponsored, but contains some affiliate links. For more information on the sponsored post and/or affiliate link policy, click here. If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’m super awkward especially when it comes to taking photos. When looking […]

How I Travel on a Graduate Student Budget

How to Travel while in grad school

It’s the second week of my second semester of graduate school and it is TOTALLY different than last semester. I’m taking more classes which means more readings, discussions, projects, peer evaluations, and very limited time for a social life. I haven’t shared much about my Graduate school journey on the blog, but I have on […]

What to Pack for Europe in the Winter

This post “What to Pack for Europe in the Winter” is not sponsored, but contain some affiliate links. For more information on the sponsored post and/or affiliate link policy, please click here. On my solo trip to Cancun vlog, I claimed to “never visit anywhere cold during the winter again” (referring to Barcelona), but last year I […]

How to Stay Hydrated While Traveling

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #HydrateYourDay #CollectiveBias I’m ending my summer in NY in Finger Lakes Wine Country for the TBEX travel conference. While here, I’ve been visiting the museums, eating and drinking at local restaurants and bars, and walking around the […]

Luxe for Less: Visiting Turks and Caicos on a Budget

Visiting Turks and Caicos on a Budget

Although I have traveled to many British, French, and Dutch Caribbean visiting Turks and Caicos has been on my vision board since 2014. I am a single, middle-income Brooklyn-saver who is not willing to pay over $700 for any trip…EVER! I’m a believer in affordable island vacations and waited over 3 years for a flight deal […]

Booking a Photoshoot in Paris with Airbnb Experiences

Before my cruise stop in the Bahamas at the Warwick Paradise Island, I’d NEVER taken a professional photo shoot when traveling. Sitting on my aunt and uncle’s couch in London, I realized I would be in Paris alone with no tripod to take pictures of myself. I’ve heard of many pickpockets targeting solo travelers in […]

Stuck in Athens?! My Rookie Travel Mistakes

Last year my cousin and I had the most epic weekend in Athens through a glitch fare we found online. The initial planning was exciting, but the closer it was to our departure date, the more frustrating it became. It is very rare to read the frustrations about travel so today I’m sharing my personal […]

A Thrifty Black Girl’s Solo Trip to Iceland on a Budget

If you haven’t noticed via Instagram, my cousin Krista is my favorite travel buddy. We’ve traveled to at least five countries together on flight deals and a budget. Over the summer she found a cheap flight to Iceland, but due to my long trips to Mexico and Morocco, I had to sit this one out. After […]

How to Apply for an Indian e-Visa in 7 Easy Steps


Did you know that unless you’re a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, you need a Visa to visit India? Since taking the DNA test with Ancestry, I’ve made it a mission to visit the countries listed in my DNA results. My cousin Krista will be traveling to India (aka our other motherland) solo and today […]

What to Wear in Morocco as a Woman

Since Chefchaouen wasn’t on our itinerary, I thought figuring out how to get there would be the biggest headache for planning our girls trip to Morocco. Little did I know that WHAT TO WEAR in Morocco would be the most common subject in our group chat. Although Morocco gets millions of tourists from Europe, North […]

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