Stuck in Athens?! How to Avoid My Rookie Travel Mistake

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 my travel mistake. Related: Travel...

A Thrifty Black Girl’s Guide to Visiting Iceland

Iceland Air

If you haven’t noticed via Instagram, my cousin 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 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, she went solo. Today Krista is sharing free and low-cost things...

How to Apply for an Indian e-Visa in 7 Easy Steps

How to Apply for an Indian e-Visa in 7 Easy Steps

Did you know that unless you’re a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan, you need a Visa to visit India? Since taking the DNA test with Ancestry, I’ve made it a mission to visit the countries listed in my DNA results. My cousin Krista will be traveling to India (aka my other motherland) and today she’s sharing my first guest post on how to obtain an e-Visa in 7 easy steps....

What to Wear in Morocco as a Female Traveler

What to Wear in Morocco as a Female Traveler

Since Chefchaouen wasn’t on our itinerary, I thought figuring out how to get there would be the biggest headache for planning our girls trip to Morocco. Little did I know that WHAT TO WEAR in Morocco would be the most common subject in our group chat. Although Morocco gets millions of tourists from Europe, North America and other parts of the world, it is still a traditional Muslim country. We’re so used...

A Complete Guide to Booking a Casa Particular in Cuba

In addition to questions on how to visit Cuba legally and getting around, I received many questions on where to stay. Hotels are pretty expensive, but to be in compliance with the Support for Cuban People category, you should be staying at a Casa Particular (vacation rental or casa for short). Types of casas include private rooms, apartments, or entire houses. If you’re visiting Cuba anytime soon, here are some tips...

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Transportation Options in Havana, Cuba

Since coming back from my trip to Havana, Cuba I received so many questions about getting there, transportation, and where to stay. If you’re a first-time reader, I suggest reading my last post with tips on planning a trip as an American citizen. Since my cousin and I paid for lodging in advance, the majority of our money spent was on food and taxi services. If you are going to...

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

If you haven’t noticed, Cuba is one of the most popular travel destinations for the year. Since taking a Caribbean Music course in college and being a lover of history, I’ve been wanting to visit. I’ve asked friends, read several blog posts and even joined Facebook travel groups to be informed of what to do, where to stay and what to eat. Since it’s much easier to travel to Cuba vs...

Things to Know Before Traveling to Martinique

Things to Know Before Traveling to Martinique

This wasn’t planned at all, but my cousin and I celebrated my birthday weekend on the island of Martinique. We took Norweigan Air Shuttle from NYC for Fort de France which was a convenient and affordable option for a quick getaway.  I received a lot of questions on Instagram for first-time visitors so here’s a basic guide of what to know before traveling to Martinique. Visa Requirements There is no...