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Mexico is more than tacos and tequila: My experience with Intrepid Travel Mexico Food Tour

My experience with Intrepid Travel Mexico Food Tour

No matter the country, no matter the culture, food is the ultimate connector. It is the thing that nourishes the body, feeds the soul, and can cultivate life-long friendships and relationships with every bite. I've shared meals with people who didn't speak my language and I didn't speak theirs, yet we laughed and bonded, drank, and were merry. I've sat around a dinner table with a family I'd just met in South Korea where the meal brought me to tears because it reminded me of home. The emotion was unexpected and raw, and in that...

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Top Chef Houston – Episode 9 Recap: Freedmen’s Town

Top Chef S19E9 Freedmen's Town

If it’s one thing Houston is known for, it’s finger-lickin' good food. So, it’s no surprise Bravo's Top Chef revisited the Lone Star state, specifically Houston, for another season where chefs battle it out to come out on top. Season 19, Episode 9 takes place in Freedmen’s Town — the nation’s only remaining post-Civil War historic district built by freedmen. The history that pervades the neighborhood, makes the location especially fitting for this episode that revolves around the idea of legacy and "creating something beautiful out of hard work". After the quickfire round of making monochromatic dishes...

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Epic Destinations That Make Valentine’s Day Suck a Little Less for Singles

Destinations That Make Valentine's Day Suck a Little Less for Singles

Meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and having the most amazing adventures means you won’t have time to wallow over the box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and red roses you didn’t receive, because you will be too busy living your best life. For all the travelers looking for the best places for singles to travel for Valentine's Day, I've got you covered. Here are some destinations that will make Valentine’s Day suck a little less for singles...

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AFAR Feature: Where to Travel in 2022

World of a Wanderer AFAR feature: Where to travel in 2022

After almost two years of being on pause, the world of travel is beginning to resume again, and oh what a wonderful feeling that is! As borders begin to reopen, travelers are planning their next getaway, but it poses the question, "Where to travel in 2022?" There's so much to see and do, places to check off wanderlists, or perhaps revisiting some old favorites. I was honored to add my contribution to AFAR's latest issue on Where to Go in 2022; penning a "love letter" to my beloved Mérida -- the place I've called home...

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2021 Epic Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Bloggers and Content Creators

Blogger Black Friday Deals You Don't Want to Miss!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Ah yes, my favorite time of year. Not because I get to stuff myself with all sorts of delicious food and spend time with my family. I mean, that's just an added bonus. It's my favorite time of year because that means BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY are coming! You won't catch me standing in any lines or fighting over a 60 inch TV, but you will find me loading up on business essentials for the low. If you are a blogger, creative, business owner, etc this...

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21 Best things to do in Tulum

21 Best things to do in Tulum

From sacred sinkholes to boho beach clubs, don't miss out on these 21 things to do, see, and eat while in Tulum. There’s something magical about Tulum, one of Central America’s most sought-after beach destinations. Sure, it boasts the coveted title of being a Pueblo Magico (Magic Town) of Mexico; however, beyond the title and accolades, there lies auric energy that seemingly surrounds the region. Some believe it’s the after-effects of the asteroid that struck the earth 66 million years ago, in this very area, leading to the extinction of dinosaurs. Myth or magic? You be the judge. However,...

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I’m a Black Woman Who Feels Safer Living in Mexico than I do the U.S.

Sensationalized headlines and popular shows like Narcos paint a skewed picture of Mexico—one that casts the idea that the drug-centered drama is a depiction of the country as a whole. It creates this false narrative that Mexico is generally unsafe and your best, safest bet is to stay at a resort upon your arrival, and never step a foot beyond its blissful borders until it’s time for your departure. This is not reality. The reality is, Mérida, the city in which I dwell, is the safest city in Mexico and the second safest city in North America. The...

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48 Hours in Black-Owned Atlanta

There is a reason Atlanta is heralded as an epicenter of Black excellence and the Cultural Capital of America. It is the place that has produced legends, pioneered movements and has become a burgeoning city brimming with opportunities for Black entrepreneurs and creatives. The history, food and culture are all woven into the fabric of America. From its Southern charmers to soulful cuisines, Atlanta is a city to easily fall in love with. If you only have 48 hours to spend in ATL, I created a guide for Discover Atlanta that will take you on...

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