Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados

It’s been a week since I returned from my weekend in Barbados and I’m starting to miss it already. Of all the places on earth, why would we go to Barbados? Well, my cousin and I always knew that our family has roots in the island and we’ve never been. Since we were kids, we have been to Trinidad a handful of times and though we enjoy visiting family there, it’s not...

How I Spent 3 Days in Barbados

How I Spent 3 Days in Barbados

I really try my best to plan my trips in advance, but plans change every once in a while. I canceled my Vegas, then Miami, then Chicago, then Vegas, then Chicago again 30th birthday trip and jumped on a flight deal to go to Barbados for an extended weekend. In addition to the pre-birthday festivities, my cousin and I were in desperate need of a break from work. While it was a short trip,...

Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

Travel for Cheap! How to Get a Flight Deal

A of people say when it comes to travel, they don’t (or can’t) because it’s so expensive, but that’s not entirely true. After making the choice that traveling is something you want to do (and saving money), try finding a flight deal. Flight deals have been popping up more often these days; some have availability for months, giving you more date options and others are a “get it today for next week”....

3 Ways To Find Extra Money to Travel

3 Ways To Find Extra Money to Travel

It wasn’t until the end of 2015 that I realized I go away a lot. Most of my trips are domestic, but I think going away at least once a month, even if it’s for a weekend or day trip is good for me. We’re in April and I have already been to Atlanta, Cartagena, Delaware/Maryland and my cousin is taking me to Barbados in a few days. In addition to having...

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Earlier this month, I got away from the NYC cold to visit Cartagena, Colombia; accomplishing a 30 before 30 goal of visiting another continent. I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express in Bocagrande, about 3 miles from the airport and a 10-15 minute drive from the walled city. The hotel itself is less than a year old. The lobby was very grand and included waiting areas on the main floor as...

Fun Things to do in Puerto Rico

Fun Things to do in Puerto Rico

Many thanks to Kez B for providing the pictures for this post. It’s Winter and I’m already thinking about travel plans for next summer and fall. One country that has been on my list to visit for a while is Puerto Rico. A huge benefit of visiting the island is if you’re a US citizen, you don’t need a passport. That alone can be a money saver if you have...

10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

If you know your history, then you would know where you’re coming from. – Bob Marley, Buffalo Soilder Black History Month or African American History month is a celebration of African American’s role in the U.S. Though most of it was done involuntarily, our blood sweat, tears and lives literally build this country. Of course there is more to Blacks in America than slavery and Jim Crow; we’re inventors, writers,...