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…

Getting cultured in Panama City

My last night in Panama City, I had the privilege of meeting up with a collective of Black-American female travelers for dinner; one of the many benefits to being a part of the Nomad*ness Travel Tribe. From Chicago to Atlanta, these women came from all walks of life. During the course of our meal, ¬†we…

3 reasons to include travel to your self-care routine

I’ve come to realize the importance of a regular self-care routine. I’m talking about building “mental health” days into your work schedule, treating yourself to a massage, or taking that art class you’ve been talking about for a while. It’s simply setting intentions for yourself and unapologetically¬†taking time for the things that matter most. Just…

Cartagena’s street art screams Black girl magic

Cartagena is such a vibrant city with a rich history and unique story. Fascinated by the 16th century plazas, colonial architecture, and caribbean culture, Cartagena has climbed the ranks as one of my favorite cities. The city has a substantial Afro-Colombian population with a strong sensed of black pride and a deep connection to it’s…

Making your travel goals a reality

I was recently asked what advice I’d give to other young women interested in traveling. I paused for a second and reflected on my personal journey. I thought back to the days when I used to fantasize about going on an African safari and exploring the cloud rainforest of Costa Rica. Then my reality kicked…

London Uncovered

London is one of those cities that everyone wants to visit, and for good reason. It’s a microcosm of the world so it’s easy to find your own lane. There is lots to see and do but be careful not to break the bank exploring this great city.      

The day I jumped out of a plane in Namibia

Alright I’ll admit it, I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky. I live for the moments I get to conquer my fears. While this wasn’t my first time skydiving, I was still petrified after boarding the plane. The hell NAW thoughts that crossed my mind as I climbed to a higher elevation were written ALL…

Looking beyond the culture shock of poverty

When I tell colleagues or friends about my travel plans to places like Cambodia or Botswana, more often then not I’m met with a strange look. The immediate follow up question is almost always, “Of all the countries in the world, why would you want to go there? It’s a fair question, why spend over…

3 reasons I envy the rest of the west

When traveling aboard, I find myself in the minority as an American amongst other young international travelers. Running into a young American traveler while aboard is rare; it’s even more of an anomaly to run into American travelers of color; or should I say anybody who looks like me, an African-American woman. There is usually…

4 ways being a solo female traveler has changed me

If you had asked me five years ago if I’d ever see myself traveling to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe alone, I probably would have looked at you side ways. It just wasn’t something I thought I’d find myself doing; traveling aboard was an experience I’d share with my loved ones or a romantic…