Surrounded by Love in Cabarete, D.R.

We spent the day in Sosua on a boat. The water, a dark shade of blue, was not clear enough that you could see through it. We passed the time snorkeling, swimming, jumping off the side of the boat – to my mom’s obvious horror – and dancing to Inyang’s impressively curated Afrobeats playlist.

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Cringe-Worthy Travel Stories

At this point, my default is to laugh at myself because cringe-worthy moments follow me around like a lost puppy does a stranger. Keep reading for some laughable, hide-your-face moments from my travels. Involuntary Nudity In retrospect, when I packed my bathing suits for my stay in the Dominican Republic, I didn’t think it through. […]

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That Black Girl in The Dominican Republic.

It was my first service trip. I was still studying psychology at Rutgers University and had a budding interest in community service. So in the summer of 2013, I swapped classes for a plane ticket and traveled with a group of 18 other students to the D.R’s capital city – Santo Domingo.

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Wanderlust Wednesday #18

I was watching Insecure on HBO the other day and a character said: “…that’s why they’re called dreams, you’re not supposed to achieve them…”. It was funny in a strange kind of way. That’s definitely one way to look at it, but the only way to make your dreams reality is to achieve them. So this […]

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6 Memorable Travel Firsts

Hey, Y’all! You know those memories that stick with you? The ones where you don’t need photos to recall the moments because they were so profound? Sometimes, of course, certain memories fade, but some seem like they’ll last forever – like these events that make up my memorable travel firsts. Most of these are good memories. Some […]

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You’re Scared, So What?

I had never been an adventurous girl. As a child, I read books, I wrote short stories and dramas and I loved to be in my room. I went outside to play quite a bit because my grandparents made sure we got some sun + exercise and because staying indoors could get boring. I’d take […]

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Chasing the Surf in Cabarete, DR

I attempted two difficult water sports while in the Dominican Republic – kitesurfing and surfing. I’m not sure which one I failed more at, but I didn’t get either one right. Regardless of my failures, I tried, and that’s always the goal, to try, whether or not I might fail.  Regardless of my level of […]

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Beach Daze : 7 Most Beautiful Beaches

Hello & Happy Friday! Quick update: For anyone who was expecting a post for the Chicago series, it will be back next Friday. Today, I have something different and I hope you all enjoy it. A couple of nights ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I noticed I have a decent number of photos […]

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