Traveling While Natural: The Art of Protective Styles

Traveling While Natural: The Art of Protective Styles

For our May edition of β€œReader’s Choice”, we had a tie! In the first post, I am going to dive into the art of protecting styles for traveling while natural.  I have never been an expat, but I have been on a few trips to know what works for me and hopefully, these tips work for you too.  Be sure to leave your own tips about how you protect your natural hair while abroad in the comments.

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50 Hashtags for Black Travel Junkies

50 Hashtags for Black Travel Junkies

I may not do it for the vine, but I just might do it for the 'gram... if we're being real.  If you didn't already know, I A D O R E Instagram.  It's my favorite social media platform simply because it's 100% visual and I'm a visual behind person.  I love a great conversation on a Twitter chat, but Instagram just gets me going and I could truly get sucked into it for hours if I had the time (i.e. weekends). 

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13 Websites You Need When Planning The Ultimate Getaway

13 Websites You Need When Planning The Ultimate Getaway

I had no intentions on creating this post, but the final straw came when my girl, Jamila from I Don't Do Clubs, kindly requested that I gather together a list of sites I use when planning a trip.  Now, if you have been reading along with me, you know there is only so much "planning" that goes into my trips.  I am extremely spontaneous, but I do have resources that I rely on heavily right before or after I arrive at a destination.  Best of all, I am sharing some of my favorite websites I use to find great flights! 

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My Top 10 Travel Pet Peeves

My Top 10 Travel Pet Peeves

Since my last post was on the semi-serious side, I figured I'd bring in a lighthearted yet informational post.  Today, I am letting my petty side reign supreme because we are going to talk about travel pet peeves.  Everybody has them, but when you are on the road for an extended amount of time, they can get amplified.  I hope you get a laugh and if I strike a nerve, perhaps it's time to do a self-check.

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What I Learned From Handling a Crisis (or 3) Overseas

What I Learned From Handling a Crisis (or 3) Overseas

As soon as I had purchased my Eurotrip flight in May, I had been lusting over June 17 to come so I could finally see some cities I had been dreaming about.  It was officially the furthest I had ever been from home and also the longest time I had been away from the States.  I was extremely excited, but a part of me was anxious about an emergency happening while I was gone that I would have no control over.  Unfortunately, it took place a couple of times, directly and indirectly.

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5 Apps I Couldn't Live Without While In Europe

5 Apps I Couldn't Live Without While In Europe

I remember when I got my first computer in 1998 and was so excited that I could play Chip's Challenge at home instead of at my aunt's house.  It was so awesome to be able to type up my book reports instead of using my godfather's typewriter.  Nowadays, one of my bosses will always chuckle because I can find an app for almost anything. My, how time has changed.  I slightly hate how attached to my phone I have become (for the sake of running this blog), but on a good note, is the fact that my phone and the apps I have downloaded have saved me in Europe a few too many times.  But, I believe in working smarter not harder. 

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