Noted journalist and broadcaster, Farai Chideya’s amazing article, “Traveling While Black” was showcased on the front page of the New York Times Travel Section on 1/5/14. I was proud to see that excerpts from her interview of me were prominently featured throughout her story. It was an honor and privilege to work with Ms. Chideya… [Keep Reading]
The biggest surprise about traveling internationally was to discover that in many parts of the world it is an asset to be a black woman, unlike in North America, where it is often a liability. When I am abroad, I am usually afforded a level of respect and appreciation that I do not get in… [Keep Reading]
“To travel is to dance” is a traditional Bantu saying that captures the feeling that I had after recently returning from my second solo sojourn around the world. Through the orchestration of time, money and movement the journey was a wondrous adventure full of excitement, natural beauty, challenges, miracles, joy, surprises and remarkable expressions of… [Keep Reading]
Longing for adventure, but leery about journeying too far from home? Seeking to experience something different, but your cash flow is abit lean? Then consider a visit to our continental cousin to the north: Canada! Foreign yet familiar, it is beautiful, exciting, safe, pristine, friendly, and you don’t have to learn a new language or… [Keep Reading]
SISTERS AND BROTHERS of all races who want to experience the full force of the achievements of people of color should make a visit to Egypt a top priority. It’s impossible to believe the negative stereotypes American society perpetuates about the aspirations and abilities of blacks after seeing the great civilization the Egyptians developed centuries… [Keep Reading]
The Devil is in the Details Once I settled on a route, I started getting in touch with friends and friends of friends in my destinations, as well as contacts I made through cultural exchange and homestay organizations.
It’s from a heart filled with great delight that I share this! I have a micro travel story, “The Greatest Gift”, in the 2013 December edition of “O” Magazine, page 16! This is my first time in “O.” A copy of the story is posted in the photo section of my facebook page. Travel is… [Keep Reading]