Fat Tuesday Abroad!


All this week, the world has been celebrating Lunar New Year, Fat Tuesday, Galentine’s Day, and Valentine’s Day! For this week’s #travelthrowbackthursday #ttbt, we feature some snapshots of my friends’ fond Fat Tuesday memories in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)!

Monique in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


My friend Monique grew up in Rio de Janeiro and then later in Queens, New York City. She is now an educator in the Bronx. In the 2009 photo above, she had just bought this costume for Carnival at the Beija-flor school of samba, which is located in the Nilopolis community where she grew up in Rio. Continue reading Fat Tuesday Abroad!

Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

My dear friend, Crystal recently celebrated her 30th by taking herself on vacation–to South Africa. She’d been wanted to go for a while and decided that her Dirty Thirty celebration was going to include beautiful sunsets and delicious food! I recently caught up with Crystal to ask her about her experience. Check out the details below! Continue reading Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

Bucket List

A few weeks ago, Melo and I sat down and wrote our travel bucket list. As it turns out, we had to create two separate lists: an international travel bucket list and a domestic travel bucket list. There are just so many places to see and be, ya know? But to spare your boredom, we’ve narrowed it down to a reasonable number for the sake of this post. Continue reading Bucket List

Bike Tour: LA to Tijuana

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Zumi & Apollo’s chicken katsu curry (cutlet)

Last week, the homies Zumi and Apollo invited me over for dinner after returning from their bike tour from L.A. to Tijuana with the local collective, L.A. Rooted. When I say bike tour, I meant they rode their bikes from L.A. all the way down and across the border of Mexico to Tijuana–all in their two-wheeled machines–over the course of a few days! By car, it would take only about two hours to drive 140 miles, but on bicycles powered by human muscles, sweat, and sheer stamina, this seems like a daunting task. Continue reading Bike Tour: LA to Tijuana

7 Traveling Tips To Live By

It may seem a little early to be thinking about summer vacations and travel plans, but you’re going to daydream about far off places anyway so might as well do it smartly. Add these tips to your daydreaming and you’ll be sure to enrich your next adventure! Continue reading 7 Traveling Tips To Live By