Top 5 Countries for Solo Female Travel

There are so many benefits to solo travel for women. Solo travel offers the opportunity to learn about yourself. It is also a confidence booster as it calls for women to be bold and assertive as they navigate new experiences and meet interesting new people while on the road. If you are interested in solo…

3 Reasons to Fall in Love with Curacao

I can’t lie, I was today years old when I learned how to pronounce Curacao. (For those who are still unsure, its Kur-uh-saw.) Curacao is located in the southern Caribbean sea just 40 miles off the coast of Venezuela. I fell in love with this quaint island. I was attracted to Curacao’s laid back vibe….

Blog Reboot: Life Updates and What’s Next

Greetings! It’s been a while. I took a three year break from blogging to focus on other areas of my life. Here are the cliff notes on how my life has changed over the last three years: In the spring of 2017, I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a masters degree in…

Solo adventures in St. Lucia

The thought of a solo trip to St. Lucia raises eyebrows given that it is a popular destination for honeymooners. ¬†That didn’t stop my quest for a solo adventure to this magical island. The $250 flight deal didn’t hurt either. My dream of eating green banana and sailing to the Pitons mountains while sipping rum…

Highlights of Ghana’s Cape Coast

Ghana has always peaked my curiosity. From the slave trade to the Pan-African movement of the 1960s, I knew I’d find myself on the shores of the Gold Coast. As a child of the diaspora, the slave dungeons have always been my direct connection to the continent. Here is what I found to be most profound…

The key ingredients to solo travel

I’ll admit it, it takes a special person to hop on a plane, bus or boat on a solo adventure. The thought of it is scary; What the heck will I do alone for the next week or two let alone a month? Who will I have dinner with or even talk to? These are…

Simple ways to save money to travel

The most common question I am asked, “So how do you afford to travel?” My friends got mad jokes so I usually have to make it clear that I don’t have a sugar daddy OR trust fund. My typical response, ‘ummm I save and plan my trips.’ Well duhh….but how? The simplest answer is over…

3 things to do in Sydney on a budget

I held off on travel to Australia for a long time because of cost. I discovered an excellent flight deal to Sydney and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. While the cost of food and alcohol was a major culture shock, I was determined stretch my dollars even if it meant eating at Subway a couple…

The flavors of Melbourne

Melbourne stole my heart… I immediately fell in love with it’s edginess and charm. The city has a very stylist and artsy vibe that made me feel right at home.¬†Imagine taking the best elements of San Francisco, Seattle, and Austin and creating a dynamic and eclectic cosmopolitan city… yup that’s Melbourne folks. Melbourne is essentially…

Where to travel after graduation

Graduation season is in full effect and so should your travel plans. My biggest regret after finishing college was turning down an opportunity to travel to Bahia, Brazil and study Portuguese and Afro-Brazilian culture. I know I know, that decision still hunts me til this day. I’ve learned that jobs and career will always be…