8 Places to Visit in Paris in 2 Days

It’s been a little over a month since my mini Eurotrip and I’m still in the feels about the two days I spent in Paris. I’ve never fallen in love with a city and Paris was everything and then some. When planning, the essential sites for me to visit were Norte Dame, The Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre Museum. Everything else was pretty much up in arms. As a first-time visitor,...

4 Day London Itinerary for First Time Visitors

After finding an affordable flight from Virgin Atlantic, I just had 4 days in London to explore before heading to Paris and Rome. I wanted to do and see as much as I could and my aunt made sure I did just that. For a modern city, there’s so much history shared in London. If you’re visiting London for the first time, here’s a sample 4 day London Itinerary filled with things...

New York JFK to London LHR: Virgin Atlantic Economy Class Review

Virgin Atlantic Economy Class JFK to LHR Review

The first stop on my trip to Europe was visiting family in London. I’ve taken several trips across the Atlantic, but this was my first to the U.K. and flying with Virgin Atlantic. With the popularity of low-cost carriers going to Europe from the East Coast, I didn’t want to spend a lot and this flight fit my budget. It was an added bonus that I didn’t have to pay...

Joanna E Best of 2017

Joanna E Best of 2017

On December 31, 2016, I posted my last photo of the year on Instagram with a quote from C.S. Lewis that read, “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” It meant something to me at the time of posting, but I had no idea that quote would be more relevant today. 2017 brought tons of opportunities for me as an individual and blogger. I went on...

Joanna E Travel 2017 Recap

Joanna E Travel 2017 Recap

Another year is coming to an end and I’m sharing a roundup of another great year of travel. Taking advantage of vacation and personal days, I visited 6 new destinations. Here’s a summary of my travels for the year and how I made it happen while working a full-time job. January: Barcelona, Spain   If it’s not a beach, I’m always finding myself in some kind of church. Constructed from the...

Stuck in Athens?! My Rookie Travel Mistakes

Last year my cousin and I had the most epic weekend in Athens through a glitch fare we found online. The initial planning was exciting, but the closer it was to our departure date, the more frustrating it became. It is very rare to read the frustrations about travel so today I’m sharing my personal travel story about my trip to Athens and how to avoid simple travel mistakes. Related: Travel...

A Thrifty Black Girl’s Guide to Visiting Iceland

A Thrifty Black Girl's Guide to Visiting Iceland

If you haven’t noticed via Instagram, my cousin Krista is my favorite travel buddy. We’ve traveled to at least five countries together on flight deals and a budget. Over the summer she found a cheap flight to Iceland, but due to my long trips to Mexico and Morocco, I had to sit this one out. After not finding anyone to travel with, Krista decided to travel to Iceland solo. Iceland is...