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Just do YOU! - Live Your Best Travel Dream

 You've been planning, praying, budgeting, and waiting...now it's time to have a good time.  Time is always precious, but on Travel it's everything. Don't miss out on a good time thinking so much trying to get it right before you do. You'll look up and find that you're over it before you get started. Here is to a Great Time in on One Happy Island, Aruba -- saying YES to Life and make a ton of Reels on Instagram and Tik Tok so be sure to check me out! www.instagram.com/na.bee

A Foodie's Diary

Life without Food is just--a Fight.  Food is the answer to all Prayers.  If you're tired, irritable, feeling sad, unsure, have mixed feels, need inspiration, want to make amends....whatever the issue is. Just sit down and have a bite to eat--I guarantee you things will get better. A belly full is a great way to move forward. It changes the course of your day if and when you need it. For Travelista it's the closest thing to heaven after a long day in transit. The snacks on the airline are becoming less appealing and with the new model of seating that American Airli nes has (much like Spirit, if anyone has noticed) my posture doesn't lend itself to enjoy a meal there. But as soon as I touch down, I am looking for the best spot to SMASH!!!  Dining is an experience, as it should be. Whether you are standing on the side of the road at a booth, food truck, or at the window of a Bodega in the middle of an island each bite takes you on a culinary journey into history, culture and I

Black Girl Magic Moment w/ CM

 Hey Friends! Get into this episode. I love Chrisette but this is also a Great Example of her Artistry. Amazing. First time watching the Terrell Show too -- Enjoy! Kayla

Travel EGO = Travel Disaster.

There love being a Solo Travelista.  Overlook of Christenstead, St. Croix, USVI  There is nothing more freeing than moving at my own pace, rhythm, and timing. I also find that traveling solo doesn't really mean traveling ALONE.  I usually meet people, make friends along the way and discover some sense of community where I go.  That helps when you travel to have a Travel Concept....even when you have your Travel Idea. I talk more about that in my sequel: A Travel Dancer, Do You Boo! dowtown, Government House St. Croix I'm not one to put myself in categories. I wouldn't say that I'm an introvert or an extrovert. I don't follow trends or join fan clubs. At best, I try to respect, make space for, and admire qualities in people that I care about. I realized only recently that personality clashes were a thing....a HUGE THING.  heading back to St. Thomas, USVI  Traveling in Pairs, Groups, Troupes and Tribes are GREAT! In most is usually a VIBE. But when you don't have

it's still Chocolate City: Local Adventure to the Gallery

Although Travel--for me is a way of LIFE. Every day can be made an adventure if You Make it. Just know that there is something to learn and grow from through each of life's experiences...it's Amazing. It's us who has just got to show up and LIVE It. A walk around the neighborhood, a trip to the Mail Box, or nearby Corner Store or just stepping foot outside of your 4 WALLS to STRETCH can feel Humane. ((Quarantine Blues)) The Weather in DC is beginning to change. Flowers are in Bloom--Cherry Blossoms. The Air is Sweeter, Warmer. And with the successful return of Black Business in the Anacostia neighborhood area Saturday, March 20, 2021, I stepped outside my home to support the movement. Black Excellence is making its mark in our Community with exceptional Artists, Storytellers, and Historians who are dedicated to their craft like William Lee. Anacostia Arts Center: 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 www.anacostiaartscenter.com      I caught him in the Gallery peering

RECOVERY: History Still in the Making

Historic Fort Christian St. Thomas, USVI One of the reasons I travel is to learn....as you know (or if you don't) I am a History Buff. What I appreciate most about being across the borders is the opportunity to see life outside of the "polished, perfect, developed world that we know in the US".  Don't get me wrong, I know that this is FAR from the truth... it's easier to write a story for instance about criminal activity, produce a film, and sell it to the world about seeking justice, changing history, telling a story.  (Fruitvale, When They See Us, Green mile, etc.)  The World's eyes were wide open this year. 2021. The Year of Recovery....from it ALL.  Just be careful. They say that History repeats itself.  Wouldn't want this to end. Enslaved Black People. Shackled. Isolated. Barred.  Holding Cell. Jail. Receiving Site.

Health is a Must but who can we Trust?

  COVID-19 International Crisis There is a saying, “…it goes without saying.” But some really things should be said, repeated even if necessary. What is happening in our today world today is tragic, with seemingly no end we are suffering the consequences of poorly planned and loosely executed a Global Health Crisis response to this unrecognizable disease—the Coronavirus. The devastation, that was brought on by its spread supersedes job loss, stock market crashes and a jarring economic backpedal since the spring of 2019. Worldwide, the hit took a tool on our entire way of life in the US and for the whole humankind here on planet Earth.   Those who acted heroically in response to these events, as volunteers, missionaries, donors, helpers, teachers, galvanizers, medical aids and more are the heroes on the ground. But outside of the hospitals, low-income individuals a suffering severely, just to remain afloat. Because of the lack of support and resources that in particular Black, Brown, La

DELTA. & the Future is Female

Trust me Friends. Who you choose to give your business to for travel makes all the difference. It was my first time flying Delta First Class--my travel partner Krystal managed to hook me when she showed me how the airlines was going to great lengths to create space between passengers on flight. The middle seats were completely blocked off and even better we were in-flight with some of the best Customer Service I've had yet. The attentiveness, sincerity and kind tone in flight attendants voice makes one enjoy and relax. Read more about it here:  What Delta does... On the way there we sat in front of a newly wedded couple. They could've been headed to St. John, one out of the 3 islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands that was known as the "the love location" for its scenic view, lushes waters and array of resort hotels built on the land.  The flight was smooth, from an early morning departure in Baltimore--a quick leg in Atlanta and then touching down in St. John. There'

Keeping Dance Alive, St. Croix Arts Community Outreach

 In 2017, I was at home in Washington DC bedridden and removed from everything that I knew.  My life as a Dancer as I knew it....was no longer. I could barely walk, performing menial tasks around the house was a burden for me. I often felt faint and dizzy. My nervous system had taken a hard hit from the brutal cold winter of Chicago. The winds  shook my bones and my days of job hunting, street performing in the Chicago O'Hare Airport for bills and just aimlessly walking in the snow drove my body into a state of shock. PH. D Chenzira Davis Kahina & Ms. Charlita Charlita Schuster,  great friends discussing a paining in the UVI Cultural Center After my last gig as a Broadway Dancer, there was nothing more for me in the Windy City. I'd returned home with question in my mind and heart as to how I would move forward. I was diagnoses with a rare chronic pain condition, Trigeminal Neuralgia. The International Association for Blacks in Dance had just revamped its organization, was g

Rediscovery History: Trip to St. Thomas, USVI

Driving on the Lefthand Side of the Road; First time for everything Coki Beach Morning Overlook While history was being made (2021 U.S. Presidential Inauguration), I was off discovering new lands. You know, the part of our history, geography, psychology, ethics and literature studies that is never taught, written or spoken of grades K - 12? I can recall learning the song "One Love" by Bob Marley in Choir, the vague mentioning of sugarcane as the islands' main crop and then of course there was my childhood best-friend--Danielle who is Jamaican.  Stopping Off on the Road to grab a Curry Vegetable Roti  but, That's about it.  Divide and Conquer is one of the oldest tricks in the book, that the Mbotu used to entrap, enslave and oppress the peoples of Africa. As it was then--and still is today, a form of weaponry used to delineate people from knowing themselves--so I make it my business as a Traveler to do just that.  And then again, the mere fact that these islands are ho