How many of us struggle with packing for a trip?

When I began travelling thirty years ago, I was the sort of traveler who had a carry-on and a large checked bag. In my carry-on I would typically hold full size products, which are now a part of the 311 rule. If anyone is unaware of this rule it pertains to things such as toothpaste, […]

Textiles around the world

Around the world you can expect to see some amazing textiles. Many of them with ancient origins and techniques which have been past down for generations. Textiles are often categorized into four main groups: animal, plant, mineral, and synthetic textiles. In February of 2019, I had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Black Civilizations […]

Couples Trips

Being committed to someone is a lifelong decision. Many couples decide to take the plunge; however, many do not make it. According to the National Center for Health Statistics 41% – 50% of first marriages fail, 60% – 67% of second marriages fail, and 73% – 74% of third marriages fail. The average US marriage […]

More than just a souvenir

Do you understand the significance of the items you bring back from your travels? Most African Americans who have worn an afro or had a gheri curl sometime in their life are familiar with the “pick” or a comb with long upright teeth. This comb is used to stretch the hair out into a desired […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hakuna Matata!

How many of us collect specific items or bring home mementos from our travels? Personally, I always bring home art, figurines, carved animals, or other items that catch my eye. Every time I go to Africa I get into trouble, because I want to bring home everything! I was even challenged by a good friend […]

Are Airline Amenities Gone Forever?

Everyday millions of people travel to destinations all over the world. Prior to stepping foot on the plane, many prepare for their journey by packing their bag(s), securing transport to the airport, and ensuring they have all the required documents for passage onto the plane and in some cases into the country of destination. In […]

Travelling Abroad is feasible on a Shoe String Budget

Most of us are on a budget while travelling domestically or internationally. This is especially true for students and young adults who are just starting out in life yet want to explore the world. For those of you who are on limited budget, use your resources to find out about different discounts and benefits available […]