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 →

Does Paris Live Up to the Hype?

I was blessed with the opportunity to take a little European excursion recently.  On this trip, I, along with my homegirl Alix, were able to set our feet in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Rome, Naples, and a few cities along the Almafi Coast.  If it’s already sounding like it was lit, that’s because it was. First... 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 →

Odunde 2k16

It was beautiful.  It was buttery.  It was black.  Held every year on South Street, the Odunde Festival is a celebration of blackness and the largest African American festival held in the country.  It’s one of my most favorite events in Philly so I had to hit up the city of brotherly love for a... Continue Reading →

My Trip to Costa Rica Pt. 1

I have low key been doing the most for the past 2 weeks.  First, I went to Costa Rica.  From there, I went to Philly for the Roots Picnic.  Got home late Sunday night only to start a new job Monday morning.  Your girl is TIRED. Only a little bit though, I’m enjoying the turn... Continue Reading →

My First Trip to Africa

My first time touching down in the motherland was in January of 2010.  I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Ghana for 2 weeks on a short term study abroad program with my university.  *Shout out to my fellow Temple owls!!*  The purpose of the trip was to study emerging global markets.  That... Continue Reading →

“African-Americans Don’t Travel”

One evening a couple months back, I decided to treat myself to a little happy hour cocktail (or two lol).  The bartender (let’s call her Mona), the man sitting next to me (let’s call him Andre), and myself ended up engaging in a little happy hour chit chat.  Mona, I believe is from Sierra Leone,... Continue Reading →

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