12 Hours in New York City

So you have decided to spend a day or two exploring the Big Apple, or maybe your transnational flight left you with the dreaded extended layover or 12 hours in New York City. Rather, you have a friend who recently or not so recently moved to New York City and has graciously allowed you to stay […]

Udodi Okoh

Top 5 Things To Do In A Rainforest

Rainforests praised for their lush landscapes of beautiful trees and flowers. Here are just a few ways to enjoy them: 1. Snorkeling: Consider a day tour that includes a cruise and snorkeling. Snorkeling provides a way for you to exercise and view marine life up close and personal. 2. Scuba Diving: Enjoy the plant and animal marine […]

shightower

5 Tips for Traveling to the Greek Islands

Traveling to Santorini last September was most definitely one of the highlights of my backpacking adventure in Europe. From eating the most delicious seafood to swimming in the Aegean Sea, a trip to the Greek islands can feel blissful. However, I quickly realized that there is a lack of general information online regarding everything from […]

Danait Kidane

Namaste from Nicaragua

My recent trip to Nicaragua was meant to be about exploration.  I had it all planned out: hiking volcanoes, soaking up culture, chillin’ with indigenous people—the works.  I even packed a cool Tomb Raider ensemble, complete with a leg-strap sheath and knife for visual effect. Yup. I was ready. However, my plans derailed the moment […]

Nikiesha

How to have a Parisian Staycation in NYC

As the famous words often attributed to Audrey Hepburn go, “Paris is always a good idea.” Being the self-professed Francophile that I am, I constantly have a daily dose of wanderlust for Paris, which is one of my absolute favorite cities in the world. However, the luxury of time or budget isn’t always on my […]

Khadijat Oseni

Sight For Sore Eyes: Flower Carpet of Brussels

I love to travel more than anything. But I have to admit that Brussels wasn’t necessarily on my “Top 5 Places to Visit” list…until now. That is because Brussels’ Flower Carpet just bumped it up several notches.   This wonderful display is a wonderful display of horticulture artistry. To put it simply, Brussels’ Flower carpet is […]

Pier Smith

10 Must Do’s in Florence

When my friend planned a week long group trip to the Amalfi Coast, I immediately knew I wanted to take on a couple of extra days to visit another city solo.  After a bit of internal back and forth, Firenze was the winner! Aaahhh, yes, this small romantic town, home of the Renaissance, would be all […]

Erin Douglas

NYC: Bite Into The Big Apple

  “Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud.” – James Baldwin Despite its long, cold winters and sometimes even colder people, New York City remains my favorite place to be. Partiality aside, if I didn’t […]

Travel Noire

The Luxe Life: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

In less than 30 years the United Arab Emirates has gone from desert oasis to a bustling futuristic metropolis synonymous with luxury.  If your mind can dream it, the U.A.E. can make it a reality.  The city of Dubai alone is home to record breaking and breathtaking sights such as the World’s Tallest Building, the […]

Danielle Pointdujour

Queen of the Jungle

My friends and I made the trek from our digs in the Isla Verde section of San Juan, Puerto Rico to experience a place rich in history.  The only rainforest system in the U.S., El Yunque is filled with thousands of acres of lush greenery, worn nature trails and stunning waterfalls.  Situated on a mountain, […]

Aja Williams

5 Stunning Sights in Arizona

Arizona, the 6th largest state in the US is home to some of the most breathtaking views in the world. While the state is best known for its desert landscape, incredibly picturesque mountains and plateaus are found in more than half of the state. These photos below capture some of the unbelievable beauty found here: 1. Sonoran Desert The […]

Nicole Grimes

The Andaman Islands, Unfiltered

Many a traveler may have India on their bucket-list of places to see.  However, about 1100 kilometers off the eastern coast of India, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most beautiful destinations the world over. There are close to 600 islands (572 to be exact) in the archipelago but out of these only 38 are inhabited and a […]

Nicole Grimes

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 […]

j. nambowa

Hawaii 5’0

There are places you visit, and places you experience. One of my favorite places to experience is Hawai’i.  When I first arrived I could smell the ocean and flowers, feel the calming energy,  and giggle at the warm kisses from the sun. This was all while waiting for my luggage at the open airport.  At night, […]

Ebony Simon