I hadn’t been to the Virginia Beach area since I was looking at colleges in the area almost two decades ago. So other than the Naval Base and what was sure to be good seafood, I didn’t know much about the area. And I certainly didn’t have much insight on Norfolk. So with only two days to explore and the assistance of Visit Norfolk (who gave me complimentary attraction passes), I was able to get a little taste of the area. While there is still a ton more to see on my next visit, here is what I did in two days in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
It is Holy Week, and this got me reassessing my bucket list, religious sites that I want to visit. Though I am Christian, I believe in tolerance, understanding and learning about new cultures and religions. And one of the best ways I have experienced is by visiting the places and taking them in first hand.
Dubai—and the United Arab Emirates as a whole—is a locale that almost requires visitors to have a high-end, Instagram-worthy experience. It’s a place to take dope pictures and indulge in the finest luxuries. While this isn’t my typical MO for traveling, I have to admit, the Dubai and UAE experience sweeps you up, begging you to and stunt for the ‘Gram. But it’s okay, because, well…Dubai. After living it up for a few days, I present you with a guide for how to do Dubai like a boss.
The United Arab Emirates—and especially Dubai—is an area that begs to be viewed on a grand scale. The Dubai skyline especially is picturesque, and what better way to see and experience it than from above. That’s why, on my recent trip to Dubai, I opted to take a helicopter ride with HeliDubai over the city to take in the views. My ride with HeliDubai, who gave me a complimentary media ride, was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
Sometimes, I just need to get away. Not some long, complicated trip to some far off land. When I am feeling like I’m not centered or I need just a *second* for myself, the water is usually where I go. It’s healing and soothing and all of the things you need when you need to just reflect. The time had come and for this get away I decided to spend a long weekend in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Well 2017 was a year, that’s for sure. In writing this travel year in review article, I realized that 2017 was truly a mixed bag. Full of highs and full of lows. So let’s get it started with this 2017 travel year in review. And here’s to 2018.
My mom just passed away.
I have, unfortunately, had to say this quite a lot in the last two weeks, but this is the first time I have written it. It sucks to join a club that, while I knew it was inevitable, I didn’t want to have to join so soon.
But…life. So here we are.
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Harvey. Irma. Jose. Katia. In the last two weeks, these hurricanes have become household names, largely for the havoc they either have reaped or could possibly reap in the coming days. Most travelers know that it is hurricane season in the Caribbean, but natural disasters have the opportunity to happen everywhere, the world over. There are certain steps that travelers can take to plan before traveling to a natural disaster area. Here are some tips. Disclaimer: These are personal tips and are not endorsed by any emergency or crisis prevention entity.
Paris isn’t just the “city of light.” It has long been known as a haven for Blacks and Black Americans, even back to the World War era. Learning more about the rich history of Paris and its acceptance and fondness of members of the African diaspora was one of the driving reasons that I made sure to take the Black Paris Tour on my trip. And my complimentary tour was definitely one of the highlights of the visit to the city. Here is my Black Paris Tour review.