5 Tips For Riding MegaBus

Have you heard of Megabus? It’s an easy, reliable, and affordable way to travel to by bus different parts of The United States and Canada. I recently had my first experience with them from Atlanta to Charlotte, the ride cost me $13.50 one way and I had no complaints! There are a few things you […]


A Weekend in Austin

I fell in love with Austin when I first visited my older brother there during his freshmen year at UT Austin. The city is one of the main reasons why I chose to study at UT Austin the following year. Since then, I’ve spent four years studying at UT and a few sunshine filled summers there. […]

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Bay Area Eats: Treats for Gluten Free Foodies

Are you gluten free and visiting the Bay Area?  Don’t fret, there will be many options for you to choose from.  I’ve lived in the Bay Area for roughly six months now and have discovered a handful of great restaurants and cafes that quickly climbed to the top of my personal favorites list.  Lucky for […]

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A Day in NOLA

A few weekends ago, I found myself lost in NOLA..and boy, was it a delightful treat. I spent the day exploring the French Quarter, mesmerized by the architecture of this incredibly rich culture. Engulfed by the beauty of this sleepy southern belle, I stopped frequently, alternating between my DSLR and iPhone, to take pictures. After walking […]

Zim Ugochukwu

A Weekend in Napa Valley

  “…on top of a hill that looks down low and across the bridge there lies lovely Sausalito.” -Gwen Thomas Visualize yourself driving on a highway with the wind blowing through your hair, the warmth of the sun dancing on your brow, foggy bluffs on the horizon and the smell of moist air rising off […]


Acadiana Restaurant Crawfish Boil

As a native Texan living in Washington, D.C., I frequently miss the food and traditions of home.  So I was particularly happy to spend a recent Saturday enjoying a bit of hometown food and culture with a crawfish boil.  If you are a Louisianan (or Houstonian) then you know exactly what this is all about. […]

Jessica Belle

New York: The World In One City

On any given Saturday, I sometimes find myself traveling from Greece through India to China and back. How? Well, by jumping on the subway. I don’t need a passport or a plane ticket; I just need a MetroCard, some money and my appetite. That’s New York City for you — the world in five boroughs. […]

Tausha Cowan

Salamander Resort and Spa

With my busy work schedule, I am always looking for a way to relax without having to travel too far. Recently I had the opportunity to visit Salamander Resort and Spa, and it was just what I needed. I’ve wanted to visit Salamander since I heard of it’s opening late last summer. The 340 acre […]

Christen McCluney

Beachfront Luxury in Laguna Beach

Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the surf. Now imagine stepping onto your balcony and seeing palm trees and the pacific ocean. Then add to that great dining and a Mediterranean-style spa right outside your door. Enter Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. The nine-story resort resembles a […]

Christen McCluney

Love Hangover: Dominica

Often confused with the Dominican Republic, a little island named Dominica is the place I dream of constantly. Without a doubt, Dominica is my favorite place.  The island is small in a way that is so breathtakingly dreamy; there really is no other way to describe it. So small that you can drive around the […]

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A Taste of Haiti in Miami

A group of girlfriends and I were desperate to escape the extended D.C. winter, so we decided to take a weekend trip to Miami to enjoy some sun, warm breezes and get a preview of what spring would eventually bring.  For our first dinner in town, we decided to explore the cuisine of the large […]

Andrea Bediako

Pure Panama

I was only in Panama for three days but it was love at first sight. Stepping outside the air conditioned walls of the airport in Panama City, I felt the night air. It was hot and humid, with a slight breeze, just my type of weather. We grabbed a bite to eat at a local […]

Brittany Walters

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 […]

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The Drunken Munkey NYC: British Indian Cocktails

I live in Brooklyn and traveling outside of Manhattan’s largest borough is sometimes like going through customs at the airport. The birthplace of rapper Notorious B.I.G has a slew of water-holes fit for a king but nothing beats an excuse for an uptown jaunt—The Drunken Munkey NYC . Located in the Upper Eastside neighborhood, The […]

Nicole Taylor

Going Green in Washington, D.C.

There’s a certain cosmopolitan cool to the American national capital. It’s soulful–blessed with a built-in breeze factor that comes no doubt from the fact that it was co-designed by an African-American. Master surveyor and scientist Benjamin Banneker was one of the leading minds behind the city’s lay-out some 200 years ago. Then there’s the vibrancy […]