6 Fabulous boutique hotels around the world

What’s your preferred accommodation style? Big-box brand hotels or lodgings with more uniqueness and personality? This is a non-judgment zone, of course, as there is no wrong or right answer. Personally, I’d rather stay at a small, personalized property with local flavor than at a high-rise, chain hotel that offers cookie-cutter amenities and experiences. Apparently, …

Is it time to add new chapters to the Black History story? Yes, please!

Each February, the U.S. observes Black History Month to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans and the central role they played in shaping the country’s history.  But when I thought of planning a quick weekend trip and turned to Google to identify inspiring things to do and see during the period, I found myself stuck. 99% …

6 Instagram accounts to follow for travel inspiration in 2019

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Need some travel inspiration in 2019?  The Instagram feeds of these black female travelers are guaranteed to light a fire in your belly to get up off your couch and go explore the world. But before you click follow, be warned: you’re also likely to catch a serious case of wanderlust envy! @thecatchmeifyoucan Jessica Nabongo …

A comprehensive guide to some of the coolest 2018 Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Travel Tuesday Deals

As an avid traveler, one of the things I’m always grateful for during the Thanksgiving holiday is the wide range of discounted travel opportunities that pop up online. Unlike the crazy, busy, and often herd-like experience that’s become a norm at retail stores, there’s no need to camp outside overnight, get up at the crack …

Only 36 Hours in New Orleans? Here are 9 Itinerary suggestions

Some destinations are known for stunning natural scenery, while the appeal of others lies in instantly recognizable landmarks, the significance of the location’s history, its music scene, or culinary identity. But very few, like New Orleans, have most of those attributes with the added distinction of being world-renown for SOUL. And I don’t mean soul …