Road Trips—Why everyone should experience at least one in their lifetime.

Everyone is pressed for time.  This generation would be what we call the “Microwave” Generation—due to the need for things to be delivered instantaneously.  That also includes travel—flying is almost always the preferred mode of transportation.  Nowadays people rarely take the time to plan, and experience traveling by road.  There is no longer the want or need to have the experience of the scenery, discovering … Continue reading Road Trips—Why everyone should experience at least one in their lifetime.

BLACK IN VEGAS– MY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOTELS, SPAS, RESTAURANTS AND GAMBLING

Vegas has had many variations of the same reputation – a place for debauchery and decadence, gambling and drinking–and secrets best laughed about later. The ultimate bachelorette/bachelor party/baby shower/guy,girls’ weekend/getaway to remember, or forget a destination. It can be all that and more, and it’s usually all of that in just one weekend. For many, a visit to Vegas comes with a stack of assumptions. … Continue reading BLACK IN VEGAS– MY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOTELS, SPAS, RESTAURANTS AND GAMBLING

As a Black Tech Founder, is it smart to invest your money traveling to networking events?

As I become more immersed into the tech industry, I find myself as a “grass Roots for the people kind of girl”, questioning and side eyeing once again the way Black people are “integrating” into a space that is still not accepting of Black people–especially Black women. Now that’s not to say we haven’t already made massive gains–many that were stripped of us, re purposed … Continue reading As a Black Tech Founder, is it smart to invest your money traveling to networking events?

Top 5 Places To “Get It On” While traveling

Let’s create some memories memories shall we? Whether we’re traveling the world with a spouse or traveling alone like a rolling stone, we all most likely get that urge. If you dont? More power to you! This piece may not be for you. The urge to randomly be intimate with our own personal “snack” after a few sips of wine is completely understandable. Now we … Continue reading Top 5 Places To “Get It On” While traveling

Traveling While Black Isn’t for Leisure

Everyone should be able to rub their feet in the sandy beaches of lake Minnetonka, pop a bottle and enjoy the breezes of the Caribbean, visit family and distant acquaintances and “tootsie roll” in Aruba if we damn well please. Unfortunately, leisure travel amongst melanated peoples is rare. Being in hospitality for ten plus years and having conversations with drunken guests of all ilks who … Continue reading Traveling While Black Isn’t for Leisure

How to make supporting black-owned businesses a priority—because, I mean who got us better than us?

In 2015, Black buying power topped out at $1.2 T…yes, trillion dollars. BIG dollars. HEAVY weight. IMMENSE buying power. So, check this, here’s the issue; we aren’t spending the majority of those dollars in the Black Community. We have to change that. We can’t be screaming hella black, hella dope ( ayyyyeee) but be throwing our dollars at other communities because they certainly aren’t throwing … Continue reading How to make supporting black-owned businesses a priority—because, I mean who got us better than us?

Is Exploring the World Keeping Black Women from Exploring Romance?

Black travelers spend $50 billion annually on travel and leisure–with Black women spending the bulk. Black women are traveling, and seeing the world. And as the data shows they have no problem doing it solo. As you browse the blogs, and see travel imagery geared toward Black travelers you’ll see a reoccurring pattern. Black women are flooding timelines, and are dominating the movement. But how … Continue reading Is Exploring the World Keeping Black Women from Exploring Romance?

5 Easy Tips for Saving Money on Your Family Vacation

Summertime is around the corner, and trips that take everyone in the family away from their routines—parents from work and household responsibilities, kids from school and homework—can be a great bonding experience for families.  We are all too familiar with the planning, and even more so the expense of family vacations.  Factor in airfare, hotels and or home rentals, and food—it all adds up fast! … Continue reading 5 Easy Tips for Saving Money on Your Family Vacation