Puerto Rico Needs Us

I had a few more blog posts ready to go about Puerto Rico and how much I enjoyed my time there.  Given what’s currently going on, I feel pretty weird about even writing them.  To be honest, I don’t feel that I know enough about Puerto Rico’s history with the United States to adequately address... Continue Reading →

My First Afro-Diasporian Festival in Another Country

Basking in the presence of beautiful and buttery blackness is one of my favorite pastimes.  My time in Puerto Rico blessed me with the chance to experience an Afro-Diasporian Festival on one blacknificent (yes, I just made that word up) day.  Now y’all know I live for a good festival (if you don’t know or... Continue Reading →

…and Black People Created Style

There was a period in my life during which I felt envious of people I knew from other (mostly “minority”) cultures.  I would speak to my friends or associates who were Latino or Asian or Caribbean or whatever, and I would hear about what seemed like rich traditions and culture and I was jealous.  At... Continue Reading →

My Cuban Favs

Cuba was a pretty lit trip for me for numerous reasons.  Not only did I experience some solo travel for the first time, I just had a lot of fun.  I like being in new places, experiencing new things, interacting with new people, etc.  Being able to get away from the office and explore is my... Continue Reading →

So You Wanna Go to Cuba

There are certain places you can travel to on a whim.  Cuba, however, is not one of those destinations.  It takes a lot of research and planning to have a successful Cuban expeirence.  If you don’t want to do all that but you still want to go, you can book a planned tour through whatever... Continue Reading →

Solo Dolo Travel

Your girl got to experience her first taste of traveling solo dolo in Cuba and let me tell you, she is pretty damned proud of herself.  Since I really started making seeing the world a priority a couple years ago, traveling by myself has been slowly creeping up to the top of my to-do list. ... Continue Reading →

“Making A Way Out Of No Way”

If you have not been living under a rock then you know that the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is one of the hottest new things to hit DC.  You might have to promise your first born or sell a kidney to get tickets but once you get past that... Continue Reading →

Casa de la Cultura Marcus Garvey

Having a well-planned out itinerary for trips is definitely major key however, allowing yourself some time for random exploring is never a bad thing.  This is exactly how I stumbled upon one of my favorite parts of my trip to Costa Rica.  We had just finished eating and decided to take a little stroll through... Continue Reading →

My Travel Goals 2K17

I’ve been thinking semi hard on what my travel goals for 2017 are and I finally came up with my answer: I ain’t got none.  Last year I said I would visit at least 3 countries and I made it to 5.  I was blessed to hit Costa Rica, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. ... Continue Reading →

“Don’t Touch My Hair”

About 85% of the time, my head is wrapped in a scarf.  So if you ever see me out in the streets, there is a good chance that I look like the picture above.  I cover my head not for religious reasons but for convenience.  Basically, I don’t feel like doing my hair everyday so... Continue Reading →

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