Are you living your best life?

Living our best life does not always mean jet-setting off to one of the far-reaching corners of the earth. Nor does it require an immense amount of money to live a life we are proud of or a life without regrets. This means we need to take control of our lives and execute the God […]

How do you communicate while on vacation?

Many decades ago, when traveling out of the country, people did not have the option of a phone on-demand at their disposal. Things have changed dramatically even within the last twenty-five years. You see, I remember when traveling internationally and purchasing a calling card to make a telephone call, which at that time was a […]

What is holding you back from traveling to Africa?

Africa is a continent comprised of 54 distinct countries whose shores kiss major waterways such as the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Guinea, and Mozambique Channel. Whew! That’s a lot of water! I am always stumped when people ask me which country is my favorite one to visit. […]

Difference between a Travel Advisory & Travel Ban

Travel advisories typically are formal communications issued by a governmental organization such as the United States Department of State or by an international organization such as the United Nations (UN). There are four travel advisory levels ranging from low to high risk regarding safety and security risk. The levels are the following: Level 1: Blue […]

Music Tourism

Music has a powerful effect on the brain, according to hopkinsmedicine.com listening to or playing music can help your brain stay engaged throughout the aging process. It is also said listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, pain, as well as, improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory. How many of you are […]

El Cocodilo or El Caina

The Republic of Cuba is uniquely located in the Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean meet.  The shape of the island of Cuba resembles a crocodile, hence at times is referred to as “El Cocodilo” or “El Caina.”  Most people are familiar with the capital city of Havana, where just […]

The Pearl of the Antilles: Cuba

The Republic of Cuba is a beautiful archipelago in the Caribbean about 90 miles from the Florida coast. The landscape is generally flat and divided into two mountain ranges, the Sierra del Rosario in the east and the Sierra de los Organos in the west.  The climate in Cuba is tropical with the rainy season […]

Ugly American or Miseducated American?

According to the Urban dictionary, an “Ugly American” is an American citizen who visits a foreign country and views everything from an American standard, refusing to acknowledge local culture and standards. As a result of this ethnocentric viewpoint, Americans are often perceived as ignorant or rude due to being dismissive of local culture. Do Americans […]

Be Open to Meeting New People

In September 2018, I traveled to Mauritius to participate in my first Project Management Institute (PMI) Africa conference. When planning my accommodations, I purposely did not stay at the conference hotel, however, I did find a beautiful place to stay (Sunset Reef Resort & Spa). The resort was in walking distance of the conference hotel […]

Solo travelers don’t care and are unapologetic about it

Many women have typically played a supporting role as it relates to her family, job, and how she has navigated through life. It seems within the last decade or so there have been many women of all ages who have declared (whether out loud or to their internal selves) there is a “Me” inside who […]