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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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Colorful, Magical Haiti

It is with such irony that of all the places I have traveled in my lifetime, I had never been to my own family’s country: Haiti. That it has been a dream of mine is an understatement. I would wistfully tell my relatives of my desire to make it to our homeland only to be told of the horrific violence and cautionary tales of… 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

Road Trippin: My Journey Across the USA

In my forthcoming travel memoir, I wrote about how my grandmother would take me on cross country trips from our suburb on Long Island all the way to the coasts of California. They were vivid memories that shaped my lust for travel, even as a single mom. I started traveling with my little boo internationally when she was 4 months old. I wanted her… Read More

Black and Burning: My Experience as a Black Woman at Burning Man

Update! After all this time, a video. These images don’t even capture a sliver of my experience, but it is a glimpse into the Playa world. Back in 2006, my old roommate became obsessed with getting to this festival out in the desert with a bunch of wild hippies. I, being a hippy artist myself, was intrigued, but tepid. I considered myself open-minded, having… Read More

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Marrakech Dreams

April 2012 Full Post Coming Soon

April in Paris

April in Paris Chestnuts in blossom Holiday tables under the trees April in Paris, this is a feeling That no one can ever reprise I never knew the charm of spring I never met it face to face I never new my heart could sing I never missed a warm embrace Till April in Paris Whom can I run to What have you done… Read More

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Costa Rica: A Welcome Retreat

July 2013 Full Post Coming Soon

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Djarama*

Custom-made halter dress I designed and had created for me in Guinea  * Pronounced (n- JAH-ra-ma)- Hello, or Greeting in Fulani Some names have been changed (*) I took this trip unexpectedly. It wasn’t planned as a vacation; I had gone to do some research and discovery on Guinean dance as part of an education initiative for my new non-profit organization. So, while I… Read More