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. ┬áThat 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…

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…

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┬átaking 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…

Cultural Pursuits: Trinidad & Tobago

I left the country for the first time following my freshmen year of college. The summer of 2006, I packed my bags and headed to the twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago. While my peers were thrilled to study aboard in Europe; the West Indies was calling me. Beyond learning more about the African…