Travel

Long Weekend in Cancun, Mexico

Long Weekend in Cancun, Mexico

I traveled to Cancun a couple of weeks back to celebrate and serve as a bridesmaid in my dear friend Cindy’s wedding. Cindy and I grew up in the same school district, are sorority sisters, and were college roommates for two years so it was […]

Lagos Photo Diary

Lagos Photo Diary

This post is comprised of photos from last month’s trip to Lagos, Nigeria. It wasn’t practical to lug around my professional camera so all of these photos are from my iPhone, with the exception of some professional photos from my cousin’s wedding at the end. […]

Photo Walk of Central Amsterdam

Photo Walk of Central Amsterdam

On my way to Lagos last month, I had a seven-hour layover in Amsterdam. There was no way I could sit in the airport for that long so I researched and made a plan to explore a bit while there. One of my coworkers frequents […]

5 Bucket List Experiences in Lagos, Nigeria

5 Bucket List Experiences in Lagos, Nigeria

I recently spent time in Lagos, Nigeria celebrating my cousin’s wedding, visiting family, and seeing all I could see. Following are a few “bucket list experiences” I recommend everyone have while visiting Lagos. Ride a Keke A keke is a small, three-wheeled vehicle that can […]

Travel Diary: NOLA Girls Trip

Travel Diary: NOLA Girls Trip

Recap of a late summer NOLA girls trip filled with food, culture, and #blackgirlmagic Where We Went French Quarter (Vieux Carre) The French Quarter is the most popping area for tourists. There are shops, attractions, beautiful architecture, and history everywhere. We walked and explored aimlessly […]

Night at Messina Hof Winery

Night at Messina Hof Winery

What to expect from a night at Messina Hof Estate & Winery in Bryan, Texas; featuring grape stomping, wine-tasting, and Texas history. You’ve probably seen Messina Hof wines a bit around the blog as well as my Instagram feed–from sweet red Beau in my red […]

Belize Travel Diary + Tips for the Solo Traveler

Belize Travel Diary + Tips for the Solo Traveler

A travel diary of my first solo trip to Belize. Check out these tips for your next trip or just visually transport  yourself through the pictures. My Travel Details Airline – Southwest (I caught an amazing sale when they first opened the international terminal at Houston […]

How to Take Instagram-Worthy Photos while Traveling Solo

How to Take Instagram-Worthy Photos while Traveling Solo

Tips and inexpensive tools for taking Instagram-worthy pictures on a solo trip without having a professional follow you around! It’s been over a year since I went to Belize on my first trip abroad, which also doubled as my first time traveling solo. After losing […]

Houston Have To-Dos

Houston Have To-Dos

Being a native Houstonian is becoming rarer and rarer these days. When I tell people I was born and raised here, with short detours for college and grad school, they are often surprised. (I did a brief stint in Dallas but that’s neither here nor […]

Week in NYC: Brooklyn Travel Diary

Week in NYC: Brooklyn Travel Diary

Brooklyn Travel Diary: your guide to eating, seeing, and doing in the Brooklyn borough of New York City based on local tips and a week of exploring. I recently spent a week in New York–mostly Brooklyn–visiting my brother and seeing all I could see. I […]

Caribbean Spice Belize

Caribbean Spice Belize

I traveled to Belize at the end of last October. This was my first solo trip and my first time abroad. [eek!] I am very into planning and researching so, of course, I scoured local forums and lined up an itinerary ahead of time. One […]