A day in Norway

  Oslo was my final stop in Scandinavia. I spent a day there on my way back to Copenhagen, which is where my return flight home left from. I have to say I enjoyed Oslo the most. From start to finish, I was captivated by the sheer beauty of the city. The weather was absolutely…

Solo Tripping in Scandinavia- Copenhagen

Shortly after I returned from Europe, I was asked how is it that I feel comfortable traveling alone. The truth of the matter is although I may arrive alone, my trip is rarely spent by  my lonesome. However, I do enjoy my company very much which makes solo trips all the more enjoyable. If you wait…

Double edged sword 

One of my most valuable possessions is my little blue book, also known as my passport. It is the fourth strongest passport in the world. Germany is in first place. Americans are able to visit 174 countries without a visa. However, there are also some disadvantages of being from a wealthier country like the U.S….

A reunion three years in the making…

  In 2013, I returned from serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lanchkhuti, Georgia. It was definitely an experience full of smiles, laughter, and tears. Living in Georgia was a challenging yet rewarding period in my life. I knew when I left in 2013, that I would come back one day to see the people…

Solo Tripping in Vancouver

This past weekend, I ventured off to Vancouver, Canada for a little R&R. I bought my flight to Vancouver back in January when I was still blissfully in love with my then boyfriend of two years. Fast forward four months later and I find myself single. Leading up to Vancouver, I had mixed feelings about if…

No Passport=No Relationship?

    Question: Would I date someone who didn’t have a passport? Answer: Yes My initial response was no, but that’s not entirely true. Most Americans don’t have passports and even fewer  African- Americans have them. I would prefer to date someone who’s as well traveled as I am; however, I rarely meet men who…

3 Tips to Maximize your Vacation Days

One of the questions I’m asked most often is how I’m able to travel so frequently. Well folks I have to admit there’s a method to the madness. I am not blessed with a job that has unlimited vacation days, but hopefully that will change one day. However, I believe in NOT leaving any vacation day…

Fear of France

One of my favorite quotes is “I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” France was NOT on my list. For many people, Paris is the Holy Grail. Countless movies have been made about France or take place in Paris which only increases its allure. Almost daily I see someone post a picture in…

48 hours in Zurich

Descending into Zurich, the snow capped mountains are the first things you see. As you deplane, the frigid air immediately hits you in the face. Riding the tram into the city, hearing people speaking German or English. Watching people going to and from. I can’t help but wonder what it’s like to live in Switzerland….