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Brooklyn NYC Book Signing

Brooklyn, come See me! I spent a good deal of my adult life in Brooklyn. So much so that Confessions of a Black Travel Diva definitely has its Brooklyn imprint stamped all throughout its pages. I spent many hours in my friend’s boutique on Tompkins Avenue, writing, rewriting, and reading pages aloud, trying to get every detail right. So it seems fitting that I… Read More

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Confessions of a Black Travel Diva

NOW AVAILABLE ! My novel, Confessions of a Black Travel Diva is available for preorder! Based on my real life stories of my travels around the world. Come with me! PRE-ORDER NOW

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Exploring Atlanta: Old Fourth Ward

I spent a brief spell living in Atlanta before my daughter was born. After living in Manhattan and Brooklyn for most of my adult life, I just felt that I needed to escape this expensive city in order to propel myself forward in life. There is a saying: Sometimes you’ve gotta go in order to grow. Being in the ATL allowed me to save… Read More

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Throwback: Miami

When I was pregnant, I decided to take a baby moon on my birthday. Miami was quick and easy and didn’t require flying. I needed to be somewhere warm, sunny and close to the water. I’m a Cancer rising, so water is always a thing for me. We picked a hotel right across the street from the beach and spent most of our days… Read More

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Taking It All In: The African American Museum in Washington

My daughter and a group friends went to DC mainly to visit the White House. We were on a tour that I had planned months earlier, and while that experience was excitement enough, I truly wanted to visit this museum. First off, walking into that space, and seeing the sheer number of Black people was emotional and heart warming. To be amongst Black folks… Read More

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Throwback: Stone Walking

Stonehenge, England, 2000 Full Post Coming Soon

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Revisiting Philly

It’s been quite a while since I visited Philadelphia. I think the last time may have been 2008 or so, and so much has changed since then. I was in town to run a 15k last weekend, building upon this year’s goal to get out and run. My dad had called me and requested a cheesesteak from Jim’s so I headed down to South… Read More

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Throwback: Versailles

I spent a day roaming the gardens of Versailles Palace. One of the most magical places I’ve ever been.

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Throwback: New Orleans

Post-Katrina French Quarter, New Orleans, December 2007

Where’s the Party At? Amsterdam

It seemed like every African and Afro-European was in this spot. It was definitely on! If you go to Amsterdam, stand in the Newmarkt square section in the Red Light District and wait for an unmarked cab. When they see a Black person standing there, they will stop for you. Then, ask them to take you to Grand Café, (in English! Yes, they speak… Read More

In Bloem: Amsterdam

I had the pleasure of visiting Bloemenmarkt, in Amsterdam, Holland, where there are thousands of varieties of flowers. the smells, sounds and sights were truly mesmerizing, and I picked up a few flowers for myself… Bloemenmarkt, the daily flower market in Amsterdam

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Doors of Paris

A rustic door in the Marais section of Paris I felt compelled to start this post because of the many wonderful sights of architecture I’ve seen around Paris. I will continue to add to this post as I come across more doors. Enjoy: Tranquility and Divine Beauty in the Mosqée de Paris My home in Paris A rounded door on Rue Reaumur Wood and… Read More