Exploring Playa Del Carmen with Tacos on My Mind

When I found out I would be going to Mexico for a wedding, the first thing I thought of was the food. I knew the area of Mexico I would be traveling to wasn’t exactly known for its food or having the “best”, such as Oaxaca or Mexico City, but I was determined to find […]

Erin Douglas

Making Mochilas in Colombia

Vibrant reds, blues and oranges filled the room on a daily basis. The patterns, images and shapes were unlike anything I’d ever seen before. For three months, I found myself gazing into the window of a local yarn shop’s bag-making classes in Bogota, Colombia. One day, I decided to stop gazing into the window of […]

Hannah Tall

Traditional Chinese Tea in NYC

In a city like NYC, you expect to find everything you could ever want right under your nose. If you’re itching for the vibes and tastes of Latin America, you can go to Jackson Heights. Want to connect with sounds of the Jazz era, then head to Harlem. Craving Greek-head downtown. But until now, there […]

Hannah Tall

Paris by Sweet Tooth: A Tour of Paris’ Best Bakeries

It’s been over two years since I quit my job and moved to Paris. (Details about that here for those who are interested). And a good part of the time I’ve spent here so far has been dedicated to discovering some of Paris’s most delectable treats! For those who like to enjoy a city’s sweeter offerings, […]

Antonia Opiah

Top Things to Do in Naples & Capri

Summer is roughly three months away; it’s never too early to start thinking about where you might jet off to during the busiest travel months of the year. If you think a hot Mediterranean getaway might tickle your fancy this summer, I’ve got just the destinations for you. Last summer, I hopped aboard a short […]

Antonia Opiah

An American In Cuba

Going to Cuba has always been on my bucket list. When I was backpacking around the world, I frequently ran into Canadians who had been and gushed about it. When, I wondered, would the US government ease restrictions on Americans traveling to this fascinating island? In 2011, 51 years after the initial embargo was placed […]

cguthrie

Why Everyone Should Visit Granada, Spain

I was having a bit of a quarter-life crisis. As my social media timeline flooded with photos of babies and weddings, I considered doing something that I could do just because I was completely unattached…travel! I booked a ticket to Spain to visit my friend who moved abroad due to her own need for something new. […]

Kaycee Brock

Five Reasons to Visit Oslo

When I shared the news that I’d be traveling to Oslo, Norway, my excitement was met with skepticism. While half of my friends questioned my ability to tolerate cold climates, the other half quipped I would return penniless, as Oslo is infamous, second to Geneva, for being one of the most expensive European cities. Upon […]

Moraa Onyonka

Top African-American Owned Bed and Breakfasts in New York

When you are in the Big Apple to take your bite, a posh space at day’s end that has all the comforts of home will make your stay a true treat. Whether you decide to stay in the heart of the city or on its outskirts, lodging in one of the few–but hailed–African-American owned bed and breakfasts […]

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Culinary Masterpieces in Bali

Take one step into the jungle oasis of Viceroy Bali & you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into an extremely lush paradise. It was 9 am. After taking some time to soak in the views on our private balcony, we made our way to Cascades restaurant. After sitting down at the open air restaurant and admiring the blissful views, I […]

Zim Ugochukwu

Why I Love Backpacking

I think many people have misconceptions about who backpackers are and what we do. The stereotype in America is that backpackers are a bunch of aimless, dirty hippies camping beachside in a Scooby Doo van. In reality, backpackers come from a myriad of different backgrounds–from kids taking time off before starting college to families doing […]

cguthrie

5 Reasons to Visit Accra

Located in West Africa’s lush forest region, Ghana’s capital, Accra, is a vibrant yet easygoing hub worth adding to your  list. This heaving metropolis was the backdrop for the birth of African independence in 1957 and continues to capture the hearts and affections of many today. Here are a just a few of the city’s […]

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Top Places to Visit in Canton de Vaud, Switzerland

This winter has no end in sight! Spring might be right around the corner but Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. So why not break out one last time and make the most of this wondrous snowy season? Need any helpful hints? Look no further than Canton De Vaud, Switzerland. This destination will have you […]

Modupe Sonuyi

Why Traveling Solo is Different from Traveling Alone

I just returned from a rejuvenating Hawaiian vacation, which served its purpose of recalibrating my mind, body and soul after a stressful graduate school semester. I ate traditional island dishes, parasailed 700 ft above the ocean, ran along majestic beaches and soaked up the Hawaiian sun. Throughout my stay, I met an array of locals […]

Candace Doby

Best New Restaurants in Charlotte

Charlotte may not receive as much attention for its dining scene as U.S. cities like Houston, New York and Washington, DC, which boast top-notch restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. But the Queen City, as residents affectionately call Charlotte, has some culinary gems worthy of their own spotlight. These new restaurants are slowly helping make Charlotte […]

Jessica Belle