Category: Recommendations

  • Take Me Back, Back, Back to Paris

    Take Me Back, Back, Back to Paris

    Oh Paris, how I love thee. Even before the obnoxious yet addictive Netflix show Emily in Paris®, Paris has been one of my favorite cities. Unlike the wealthy, privileged, idealistic Emily, my experience in Paris has always been on a modest budget and unfortunately never included forbidden love, designer clothes, or fancy parties.  However, I…

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  • Après Ski Me Please

    Après Ski Me Please

    Have you ever had someone look you in the eyes and ask “Do you want to come skiing?” A variation of this is floating on the internet, but at the end of the day, the sentiment is the same. As a black woman who did not grow up around snow, my inclination was to say…”nah,…

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  • Views from Venice

    Views from Venice

    Venice, Italy. Perhaps the most picturesque city I’ve explored to date. Its many islands make it a unique and favorable city to roam as a tourist. I traveled to Venice for the first time in the spring of 2022 for the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. The prestigious event takes place every…

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  • We Out Here

    We Out Here

    So I’m fairly confident all of us are familiar with “The Stare” we often get when we are traveling. Personally, I don’t care how some people might try to frame it, I do not see it as a compliment. No, I don’t look like that athlete, musician, or actor, and you know I am not.…

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  • La Carioca of Rio de Janeiro

    La Carioca of Rio de Janeiro

    To this day, my trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the best vacations I’ve had in my adult life. Many things can influence one’s perception of a good vacation: who you’re traveling with, circumstances for traveling, the destination itself, culinary experience, tourist experience/activities, and interaction with the locals and other travelers, to…

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  • Roll Me Out of Lisbon

    Roll Me Out of Lisbon

    Ah, Lisbon. Currently one of the cities at the top of the list of my favorite places. What a time! I traveled to Lisbon in May of 2022 with no expectations. I had never considered Portugal as a place to travel to before I moved to London. Everyone I met here spoke of how amazing…

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