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….

Israel in a nutshell

  First Impression Driving from the airport to Jerusalem, I was immediately mesmerized at how different it was from any place I’ve ever been before. The color of the buildings are various shades of the same color, the city itself looks homogeneous. We later learned in Jerusalem, all buildings must be made from the same color of limestone….

10 tips to help maintain your sanity when traveling with your parents!

I recently returned from an incredible 10 day trip, with my parents, to Israel, Palestine, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and France. Prior to leaving, I was super excited but also a bit apprehensive. I didn’t know how everything was going to turn out because I’m used to traveling by myself or with a close friend. Fortunately,  the trip…

What’s on your 2016 travel calendar????

2015 was an epic year of travel. I was able to cross Japan, Dominican Republic, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Peru off my list. Now that 2016 is upon us, I am pondering where to next. Last year I was reminded about the importance of giving the gift of travel…

Thank you 2015!

  2015 has been an incredible year. I’ve visited places I’ve always dreamed of; met remarkable people; and started a blog.  I’ve been reminded that people can leave an indelible mark on your life even if you’ve known them for a short period of time. I reminisce fondly on my trip to Hong Kong in…

Lima, Peru Layover

Delays, Delays, Delays I hadn’t expected to leave the airport in Lima because my layover was only for 2 hours.  Fate stepped in so I found myself in Lima for 24 hours due to a missed connection. It all started in Buenos Aires when thunder and lightning prevented the flight from leaving on time. After…