Promenade in Paris

  Oh, bonjour City of Lights. Salut City for Lovers! Okay, forget the latter. Paris in December is magical with or without a boo. I do not know of too many cities that wear overcast weather well. Paris does it effortlessly. Typical December weather in the city is somewhat dreary and cold- like most Northern […]

Ebony Simon

New Year. Better Traveler.

2014 is just around the corner! As the busy holiday season and 2013 come to a close, some of us look to the fast approaching year to start anew. While many of us may shy away from making concrete resolutions, you at least look forward to a new year, new outlook and a better you.  […]

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New Year. Better Traveler.

2014 is just around the corner! As the busy holiday season and 2013 come to a close, some of us look to the fast approaching year to start anew. While many of us may shy away from making concrete resolutions, you at least look forward to a new year, new outlook and a better you.  […]

Modupe Sonuyi

Alternative Accommodations

Why do travelers automatically think of hotel rooms when booking a trip? Most people (raises hand) automatically think of plush hotel rooms in central locations when thinking of a “room away from home.” It is true that for some people staying in a hotel is their only means of lodging. I can proudly proclaim I […]

Ebony Simon

How to Stay in Shape While Traveling

Think of the most worn-out New Year’s resolution. We hear it every year, from family members, close friends & even people on TV.   “This year, I’m going to stay in shape. I’m hitting the gym.” You know what, though? It sounds great but most people tend to stick to their promise for the first […]

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Finding Love Abroad

You’re somewhere foreign and you’ve just met the most beautiful person on the planet. You immediately begin planning your life with them — when will we get married? Where will we live? What will we name our four kids? Maybe that’s just something I do, on my trip to the Dominican Republic, I fell absolutely […]

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The 5 Travelers You Meet While Abroad

Whether you’re nestled in a cozy hotel bar in NW Washington, DC or staggering into a busy Macedonian Hostel escaping the biting Balkan air, you are bound to meet interesting people. One can always recognize fellow foreigners, but who are these folks? 1. The Wandering Soul Having ascribed to Tolkien’s Wanderers Manifesto, “Not all who […]

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Top Ten Travel Apps

Apps are not going anywhere and as more get added to the deluge out there, travel is one area that has seen an influx of helpful tools on the go. Here are ten of my favorite iPhone travel apps: 1. Packing (+To Do) – This elaborate app creates customized lists for both big and small trips. You […]

Nicole Grimes

Tips for Escaping the Resort

Every year for those sacred few days off from work, people from all corners of the globe board trains, planes and buses in order to get to paradise. They arrive at a beautiful resort where sun is almost certainly guaranteed, room service is just one call away and those blessed holiday reps are there to keep […]

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10 Reasons to Visit London

I recently returned from a weekend in London and the city never ceases to amaze me. I’ve completely lost count of how many times I’ve visited, not to mention the year that I lived there, and yet I never seem to outgrow London. Though it is difficult to put my finger on exactly why my […]

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Make A Splash

“You’re kidding me, right?” Jodie replied. I bashfully turn my gaze to a spotted pebble on the ground near the pool’s edge. I’m suddenly and acutely grateful for my sun kissed chocolate skin, since I’m pretty sure I would be defenseless against the oncoming blush. My cheeks are burning. Or maybe it’s my new sun […]

Modupe Sonuyi

My Trip to the Morrocan Souks of Jamaa el Fna

Africa, Senegal, Obama and Black Tina Turner (nobody informed me that Tina Turner wasn’t black anymore), were just a few of the names I was called as I navigated the Souks of Jamaa el Fna. On my third foray into the massive maze-like souk, all I needed to hear was ‘My Wife’ to know I was on the […]

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The World’s Most Dangerous Border

One Spring break, I decided to head to the unlikeliest of places – Seoul. I’d never visited Asia but had an old colleague move there 5 years prior and decided to visit her. I knew very little about Korea’s history but decided to do some research before I left New York. Korea is sadly the […]

Nicole Grimes

Hiking the Inca Trail

There are countless reasons to visit Peru; the ceviche and Pisco sours, gorgeous valleys and beautiful brightly colored textiles, just to name a few. But for many, the chance to visit Machu Picchu, the ancient Incan city, is reason enough. There are two ways to get to Machu Picchu: by bus or on foot. Around […]

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Discover Detroit

Yes, Detroit is bankrupt. Yes, Detroit has had significant population decline in the last two decades, (but with a population of just over 700,000, it is still the 18th largest city in America, so it’s far from a ghost town). Yes, Detroit is still awesome. Yes, you should visit. I, like 99.9% of the people […]

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