Sometimes you have to pull back to see the full picture. Do you ever get so focused on projects, planning, problems...things that you feel stuck? I know I do! Gotta remember to take a step back. Being focused can’t be a reason to lose perspective.
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ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE YOU TO THE GREENBOOK!
For those of you who do not know this Book was the Travel Bible for African Americans traveling through Route 66. Created by Victor Hugo Green in 1936 this book told us ALL the accommodations, restaurants, and places of worship we could travel to and be safe! In the time of Jim Crow and Sundown towns the tag line “Carry your book with you..... you may need it!” was more than just words, it was a reality! •
Years later we still go through some injustices while traveling because of our race BUT if I created a GREENBOOK for black travelers internationally, I’d be proud to add @flynorwegian as an airline and @visitstockholm as a destination!
Recently @flynorwegian invited me and some other OUTSTANDING people to Stockholm FOR AN ALL BLACK PRESS TRIP! If your jaw is on the floor it should be , because THIS NEVER HAPPENS (literally the second time EVER) ! Not only was it an AMAZING experience in a STUNNING place, the amount of detail and thought put into ever part of our itinerary was 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥. I mean who puts climbing on rooftops to see the city as your first activity! 😱.
I literally gained some new friends and I have to give a special shout out to Norwegians own Anders @andersofsweden (always invited to the cookout) and @visitstockholm rep Ms.Birgitta affectionally known as Ms.B for being in tune with the shift of the industry! They are interested in WHAT BLACK TRAVELERS want and how we travel. That is golden to me, and Im forever grateful!
I invite you to my stories tomorrow , to see why every black traveler should have #Stockholm on their list!
If you read my @capitolstandard profile (link in bio) you know I love 😍 traveling ✈️ However, while abroad I detest the stares and weird interactions I experience sometimes, especially if I have a protective style. I have a summary all about it 🙄 in my Israel blog post
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Golden hour ✨
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Warm nights and beautiful sunsets!!
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#throwbackthursday to that time I had a bucket list to see the modern 7 wonders of the world. I’m so glad that this innocent spirit still exists within me despite the things I’ve been through. Looking at everyone’s summer travel...I can’t wait to get back out there. It’s been 5 years since I’ve left the country. Looking at you China, India, and Jordan. I also want to do a medical mission trip. Who of my medical friends might be interested?
Do you realize how magnificent you are?
The god that created you is a divine architect that created the moon, the sun, the stars, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Venus. We are not only sexual beings, we are the walking embodiment of God’s consciousness.
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•Barbados, I’m here for a good time!!!• Checked into the villa and our amazing host took us out to the Oistins area to grab food.
Lunch was amazing at Sea Water Front. Steve my private chef 😂 hooked me up with some of the best Marlin! They also had fried snapper and a host of other fresh fish.
The rest of the day we relaxed at the villa. We took a quick trip out late evening to grab breakfast items and eat the best fried chicken on the island #chefette .
My sentiment about Spirit Airlines can be summed up simply: But did you die tho???? I wrote a new blog about my first, and hopefully not my last, trip with Spirit Airlines! Link in bio!
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waters heated by a volcano? si, porfa
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Pull up 🛥 hop out ✨
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Who would’ve thought that I would fly over 7,000 miles away from home to teach English in China? Nobody honestly except for ME! Well part of it! I always knew I wanted to live abroad. That has been a constant goal of mine since I was in high school; I just didn’t know what I would be doing or where I would be living. It’s been a little over a month! It’s crazy that it hasn’t been that long! I feel like I’ve been here for 5 months! I have been challenged in so many ways from living day to day in China to working for an English School; and i believe it’s helping me grow into the woman i want to become. I still have a long way to go. I have another 10 1/2 months left. Can’t wait to see how this year unfolds for me!
Beep beep! Who got the keys to the 𝒞𝒶𝒷𝓇𝒾𝑜𝓁𝑒𝓉 Jeep?
I’ll never forget the Jeep I rented on my last trip to 𝒫𝓊𝑒𝓇𝓉𝑜 𝑅𝒾𝒸𝑜, it was so lit - it added to the fun!
I normally stick to Lyft and Uber when I’m traveling to avoid the stress of driving in foreign places.
How do you like to get 𝒶𝓇𝑜𝓊𝓃𝒹 when you’re out of town?
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𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓃𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑜𝒻 𝒶 𝓂𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇 𝓅𝓁𝒶𝓃.. planning my next trip, racking up SkyMiles, rebalancing my investments, hot girl summa 19 💧
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I 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒 crystals! Whether you believe in their magic ✨ or not you can’t deny that they are gorgeous!
Fortunately, crystals can be found 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓁𝒹𝓌𝒾𝒹𝑒. I’ve purchased and been gifted crystals in many places, like Tokyo, Las Vegas and Colombia to name a few.
Thank you to everyone who has been listening to #ChicaTravelPod 🙏🏽 yhoo guys, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, I’m so touched 😭 and happy that this new thing I started selfishly (because it’s what I wanted to listen to) is also resonating with so many people.
Thank you to the Apple podcasts listeners that have been leaving comments and rating the pod, my heart smiles each time I see a new review, thank you.
If you haven’t listened yet, please swipe left to read what people have said about it. Ndiyabulela kakhulu ngenxaso yenu ♥️🙏🏽 #travelblogger#travelpodcast
🎙🔈💣 SUPER EXCITED about my Chica Travel Podcast - inspired by questions I get from aspiring travelers.
I’m hoping to bring you a wealth of valuable #travel tips and tricks and have all your travel questions answered by people in the know!
Please check out the first 2 episodes out now, I would love to hear your feedback! Available from all podcast platforms (Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher etc)
I also wrote about why I started the podcast (link in Bio) If you have travel questions or suggestions for a topic I should cover, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you 🧡🧡💃🏾💃🏾 #chicatravelpod
instagram crop didn’t want the pup to be in the picture but y’all deserve to see it
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is it too late to begin my hot girl summer?
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the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete
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Story Time: Dynasty’s mom was one of my YouTube subscribers. When I shared that I would be moving to London, she left a comment on my video saying that her daughter also studied for her Master’s in London & was currently still living in England. Who would have guessed that she studied the same EXACT program, at the same EXACT university as I am right now. This friendship was obviously meant to be! Congratulations again Dyn - I’m so thankful for your Mom and of course the internet for bringing us together! 💖🎓✨
“Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.” -Alice Walker