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That one time I was almost attacked in Mexico

Notes from my phone February 7, 2020 I’d maintained my composure and kept my cool during the entire brief, but terrifying, experience. But as soon as I stepped into my apartment and the door closed behind me all composure was lost and hyperventilation set in. WHAT THE F*CK JUST HAPPENED?! I grappled with posting this, because I know that so many people fear traveling abroad or traveling solo because of their concern for safety. Posting this is like a big ol, “See! I told you. Traveling is not safe, so I'ma just sit right here and be content.” But,...

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Is ‘Better Late Than Never’ Best? Woes of A Wanderer: Moving Abroad After 30

Is 'Better Late Than Never' Best? Moving Abroad After 30: Black woman in a hammock in Bacalar, Mexico

One thought that has remained constant the last year+ of my life is "I wish I'd done this sooner. I wish I'd pursued my passion and moved abroad much much sooner". To pacify myself, I always insist that it's better late than never. But is it really? Because, I'd be lying if I said I didn't wake up some mornings by the sound of the tick tock from my biological clock. Then, just when the thought seeps into my mind that "Ahhh...

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Why Now is the Best Time to Travel Solo

Black woman in a yellow dress in front of hacienda in Merida Mexico

There's a great debate on traveling during COVID, whether you should or shouldn't, whether it's "right" or "wrong". My take is, do whatever you deem is comfortable for you, while taking necessary precautions to protect yourself and those around you. One thing I will say is, right now is probably the best time to travel solo. And here's why: [spacer height="20px"] You Get to Dip Your Toe in the solo travel waters  This is one of the best reasons to travel solo right now. You get to dip your toe in the solo travel waters before making the full...

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6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

6 Worldly Ways to Survive the Coronavirus Lockdown

Ok, you've watched every show and movie on Netflix (even the low-budget cringe-worthy ones), organized your home, read a book, tried 5 minutes of meditation (and realized it wasn't for you), cleaned out that overstuffed junk drawer, pinned your perfect Pinterest life with all the projects and recipes (that you'll probably never get to, even though you've convinced yourself now's the time since you now have all this extra time on your hands) and color-coordinated your closet. All this, and it's just Day 1 of "The 'Rona' Lockdown".WTF? 30 more days of this, at minimum?!...

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Love it or Hate it, Working From Home During the Coronavirus is a Thing – Here’s How to Stay Productive

Working from home during coronavirus

Four years ago, I petitioned my, then, job to allow us to work from home a couple of days a week. I backed my "petition" with facts, figures, pros, cons and a list of signatures from just about everybody in the office. I felt like it was a pretty solid request. In turn, I was berated by my manager (a term I use loosely) for going over her head to the CEO and an office-wide email was sent out explaining why it just wasn't going to happen. Reasons like, they'd spent a lot of money...

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13 Tried & True Ways to Travel on a Budget

13 Tried & True Ways to Travel on a Budget

Last week I posted a Twitter thread on ways to save on travel and shared it on my Instagram as well. It was my most saved post to date! Of course, I'm going to give the people more of what they want, so here is a few more in-depth tips on how to travel on a budget. These tips are tried and true and sharing is caring, so let's jump right in! [spacer height="20px"] Be Flexible My number one tip for traveling on a budget is to BE FLEXIBLE! I know this is not always possible, but being...

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5 Romantic Destinations for Your First Baecation

5 Romantic Destinations for Your First Baecation

Sure, we'd all love to be whisked away to the Maldives for a swoon-worthy, first romantic getaway. But, in reality, who's really going to drop 3k a night for someone they swiped right on just 3 weeks ago? I'm sure there are some fine folks out there who just might *cues "Where they at doe?"*, but more than likely that's not happening for most of us. If you've been wined and dined and Netflix and chilled to death and you're ready to take this courtship/relationship to the next level, think about planning your first baecation....

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Small Woman Big Truck: Home for the Holidays with GMC Sierra Denali

Small Woman Big Truck: Home for the Holidays with GMC Sierra Denali

Nothing kicks nostalgia into high gear like the holidays. Spending time with family, friends and bonding over food and fun festivities. Ahhh yes, it is, indeed, the most wonderful time of year. Santa came early, by way of GMC, and delivered me the 2020 Sierra Denali to test out for a week. Talk about oh what fun it is to ride! I had so much fun testing out this beast of a beauty and hitting the streets in the Denali to relive some of my favorite childhood memories and traditions. Here are some of my...

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