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….

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…

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…

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…

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…