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I think this was actually my favorite part of Ubud! The monkeys were just free and all over the place.

I think this was actually my favorite part of Ubud! The monkeys were just free and all over the place.

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The weather finally picked up. How beautiful is this place!! I spent a good 1 hour just exploring the entire temple. I'm also obsessed with this jumpsuit I found downtown. I saw this in the first store I went into and but decided not to buy it at first. I told the store owner I'll come back tomorrow and she didn't believe me of course. Most shops had basically the same clothes but I couldn't find this same design anywhere else, so I went back the next day as promised. The store owner was shocked, but so glad I came back. You can't see it well in this photo but the print has black women on it hehe

The weather finally picked up. How beautiful is this place!! I spent a good 1 hour just exploring the entire temple. I'm also obsessed with this jumpsuit I found downtown. I saw this in the first store I went into and but decided not to buy it at first. I told the store owner I'll come back tomorrow and she didn't believe me of course. Most shops had basically the same clothes but I couldn't find this same design anywhere else, so I went back the next day as promised. The store owner was shocked, but so glad I came back. You can't see it well in this photo but the print has black women on it hehe

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I absolutely love waterfalls. If I had on proper shoes I would've gone even closer. I almost missed out, but I was on the fence about going since it was raining. I thought it would also be too slippery, but I only slipped once. I actually shouted "oh shit" when I slipped and a random couple says to me "you're definitely an Aussie" 😫 😂😂

I absolutely love waterfalls. If I had on proper shoes I would've gone even closer. I almost missed out, but I was on the fence about going since it was raining. I thought it would also be too slippery, but I only slipped once. I actually shouted "oh shit" when I slipped and a random couple says to me "you're definitely an Aussie" 😫 😂😂

The staff here were so lovely and funny!  It's ashame the rain ruined the day for everyone. You basically come here just to take photos, so of course coming here on a rainy day was not one of my brightest ideas. 😂 But no regrets!

The staff here were so lovely and funny! It's ashame the rain ruined the day for everyone. You basically come here just to take photos, so of course coming here on a rainy day was not one of my brightest ideas. 😂 But no regrets!

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Sending thanks to @wvon1690 for having me on yesterday to discuss my @chicagodefender article on exposing underprivileged youth to travel! I’ll post the entire interview with Matt McGill on IGTV!
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Sending thanks to @wvon1690 for having me on yesterday to discuss my @chicagodefender article on exposing underprivileged youth to travel! I’ll post the entire interview with Matt McGill on IGTV!
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It’s #TravelTuesday

Although May was “Mental Health Awareness Month”, we all know that the struggle maintain a healthy mental space is a year round job. Recently, Taraji P. Henson gave a passionate speech in front of the congressional black caucus about the importance of black families receiving proper mental health resources. There’s never too much we can say about this topic, so I wrote a little something for @blackdoctororg about 5 things I personally learned about my mental health while traveling. Click the link in my bio, READ, ‘LIKE’ & SHARE!
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It’s #TravelTuesday

Although May was “Mental Health Awareness Month”, we all know that the struggle maintain a healthy mental space is a year round job. Recently, Taraji P. Henson gave a passionate speech in front of the congressional black caucus about the importance of black families receiving proper mental health resources. There’s never too much we can say about this topic, so I wrote a little something for @blackdoctororg about 5 things I personally learned about my mental health while traveling. Click the link in my bio, READ, ‘LIKE’ & SHARE!
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It was supposed to rain yesterday, like a 60% chance of rain but it didn't rain at all. I'm glad I still went out and enjoyed the day! Lucky me. It's so weird being a tourist in Korea since I lived here for almost 3 years, but I'm really appreciating this experience.

It was supposed to rain yesterday, like a 60% chance of rain but it didn't rain at all. I'm glad I still went out and enjoyed the day! Lucky me. It's so weird being a tourist in Korea since I lived here for almost 3 years, but I'm really appreciating this experience.

Guess who's back! Just here for the weekend. Hongdae has changed so much in the last 5 years. I was a bit anxious at first, because most people know that I was attacked when I lived in Incheon in 2014. PTSD has been pain in the ass over the last couple of years and I never had proper therapy after that incident. So I thought I would never come to Korea again. Well here I am and it feels great to be back. In fact I think this is exactly what I needed. Feels like a weight lifted off my shoulders

Guess who's back! Just here for the weekend. Hongdae has changed so much in the last 5 years. I was a bit anxious at first, because most people know that I was attacked when I lived in Incheon in 2014. PTSD has been pain in the ass over the last couple of years and I never had proper therapy after that incident. So I thought I would never come to Korea again. Well here I am and it feels great to be back. In fact I think this is exactly what I needed. Feels like a weight lifted off my shoulders

TGIF! I’ll take a Cuba Libre please! 🥃 Recently been getting a lot of inquiries on CUBA and how I made it a successful solo trip. I’ll let you in on a fun fact, it was actually my FIRST SOLO TRIP (and I’m dying to go back). Link is in the bio and I give you amazing insights, suggestions and tips! Check it out :) Where was your first solo trip?
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TGIF! I’ll take a Cuba Libre please! 🥃 Recently been getting a lot of inquiries on CUBA and how I made it a successful solo trip. I’ll let you in on a fun fact, it was actually my FIRST SOLO TRIP (and I’m dying to go back). Link is in the bio and I give you amazing insights, suggestions and tips! Check it out :) Where was your first solo trip?









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Alright El Nido, it's a wrap. I can't believe my time is up, but it's been real. I have  flight at 7:30 am, lets hope I make that😂
I was so nervous to travel alone, but now I'm a lot more comfortable. I'm really enjoying the alone time. So far I haven't had any issues with safety. I made sure to get back to my hostel each night before it got too dark. Occasionally some men would shout "I like your hair" but I did spend 3 days braiding it after work so I appreciate the compliment lol. This trip has been a great experience overall. I'll be back for sure, but next time I'll try Siargao.

Alright El Nido, it's a wrap. I can't believe my time is up, but it's been real. I have flight at 7:30 am, lets hope I make that😂
I was so nervous to travel alone, but now I'm a lot more comfortable. I'm really enjoying the alone time. So far I haven't had any issues with safety. I made sure to get back to my hostel each night before it got too dark. Occasionally some men would shout "I like your hair" but I did spend 3 days braiding it after work so I appreciate the compliment lol. This trip has been a great experience overall. I'll be back for sure, but next time I'll try Siargao.

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There was a lot of crashing involved, but I'll only show you the cool photos where we look like we actually know what we're doing😂

There was a lot of crashing involved, but I'll only show you the cool photos where we look like we actually know what we're doing😂

It's a rare occasion when no one looks like the Brother... Love my Sissy's💍💖🥂 #TheBrothers #BridalShower #Lovies

It's a rare occasion when no one looks like the Brother... Love my Sissy's💍💖🥂 #TheBrothers #BridalShower #Lovies

This morning it was pissing down and so I thought well I guess the tour is cancelled. They said, nope the show must go on😂 Good thing I'm not afraid of getting wet. So the start of the tour is a bit grey and rainy, but eventually the rain stops. It was grey most of the day; however, that did not ruin it. We went to 5 stops on this tour and the crew were very lovely. Once again, one guy literally went above and beyond (climbed up rocks) to take our photos. Today was so perfect.

This morning it was pissing down and so I thought well I guess the tour is cancelled. They said, nope the show must go on😂 Good thing I'm not afraid of getting wet. So the start of the tour is a bit grey and rainy, but eventually the rain stops. It was grey most of the day; however, that did not ruin it. We went to 5 stops on this tour and the crew were very lovely. Once again, one guy literally went above and beyond (climbed up rocks) to take our photos. Today was so perfect.

Shoutout to the waiter who was determined to get me better lighting😂 even though my camera is trash. You're a legend. Everyone at the bar decided to look at me so I got a bit shy and decided to just go with whatever photos we got. Sorry for the poor quality, but idgaf because I'm in the Phillipines living my best life🙌🏾

Shoutout to the waiter who was determined to get me better lighting😂 even though my camera is trash. You're a legend. Everyone at the bar decided to look at me so I got a bit shy and decided to just go with whatever photos we got. Sorry for the poor quality, but idgaf because I'm in the Phillipines living my best life🙌🏾

I found #happiness in El Nido 😂
 Who knew it would come in the form of a bar with swings and buy 1 get one free daiquiris. So I stumbled upon this place on my way to the art cafe. The cool thing about the Philippines is that they have food to satisfy every possible craving you may have. The falafel at this place looked so good and there was a greek restaurant opposite Happiness. But I'm trying to be good and stick to strictly Filipino food because it's amazing. I might be sweating mango juice by the end of this trip.
Oh and another cool thing I noticed here is that they use paper or bamboo for straws and still have sodas in glass bottles, so I'm definitely on board with that.

I found #happiness in El Nido 😂
Who knew it would come in the form of a bar with swings and buy 1 get one free daiquiris. So I stumbled upon this place on my way to the art cafe. The cool thing about the Philippines is that they have food to satisfy every possible craving you may have. The falafel at this place looked so good and there was a greek restaurant opposite Happiness. But I'm trying to be good and stick to strictly Filipino food because it's amazing. I might be sweating mango juice by the end of this trip.
Oh and another cool thing I noticed here is that they use paper or bamboo for straws and still have sodas in glass bottles, so I'm definitely on board with that.

I was a naughty tourist and took video of the Veuve Clicquot tasting tour in Champagne, France. I know that I shouldn’t have but it is not lost on me that some folks will never have the opportunity to take this tour. So it is what it is. Enjoy family! .
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So I'm currently in Manila and it's 36 degrees, so I've been going outside in intervals 😂 People here have been so friendly and just saying hi to me on the street. My hair is very very popular. Even one taxi driver was just playing with it while I was talking to her, but she was so lovely. My first meal was Japanese food because it was closest and didn't involve crossing any streets😂 Don't worry I'll be having plenty of Filipino food and I can't wait.

So I'm currently in Manila and it's 36 degrees, so I've been going outside in intervals 😂 People here have been so friendly and just saying hi to me on the street. My hair is very very popular. Even one taxi driver was just playing with it while I was talking to her, but she was so lovely. My first meal was Japanese food because it was closest and didn't involve crossing any streets😂 Don't worry I'll be having plenty of Filipino food and I can't wait.

Basket boats,,, the story goes that when the French arrived in Vietnam, they levied a boat tax, so the fishermen couldn’t afford to pay the taxes & they came up w/ a brilliant idea & made basket boats, & declared that they were not boats but baskets , & so couldn’t be taxed (uuuh clever thinking 🤔) Tim’s wife rowed us around the coconut palm forest, & made few stops & make us some origami from the palm leaves. #unforgettable #history #fisherman 🧺 basketboats #culture # Vietnameselifestyle #basketboats #travelnoire #blacktravelfeed #cocotravelersintl #travelglobe #hoian #mytravelcrush #basketboatshoian #camthanhvillage

Basket boats,,, the story goes that when the French arrived in Vietnam, they levied a boat tax, so the fishermen couldn’t afford to pay the taxes & they came up w/ a brilliant idea & made basket boats, & declared that they were not boats but baskets , & so couldn’t be taxed (uuuh clever thinking 🤔) Tim’s wife rowed us around the coconut palm forest, & made few stops & make us some origami from the palm leaves. #unforgettable #history #fisherman 🧺 basketboats #culture # Vietnameselifestyle #basketboats #travelnoire #blacktravelfeed #cocotravelersintl #travelglobe #hoian #mytravelcrush #basketboatshoian #camthanhvillage

Let’s start the discussion on how we can take kids from underprivileged areas out of their neighborhoods to other parts of the world! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO, share this piece and comment! ❤️
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Let’s start the discussion on how we can take kids from underprivileged areas out of their neighborhoods to other parts of the world! CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO, share this piece and comment! ❤️
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#theloveoffoodandtravel #Travel #Wanderlust #Culture #TravelNoire #nomadness #soulfoodies #Food #Foodie #blackgirlstraveltoo #travelisthenewclub #travelisthenewblack #mytravelcrush #cocotravelersintl #upintheair #upintheairlife #gltlove #soulsociety #Chicago