• “If You Don’t Show Up” : Vacationships & Dating Travelers

    “They shoot the white girl first,” were the only words on Tamara’s Tinder profile while she traveled through Europe after an amicable breakup and quitting a 6-year job she hated since orientation. I laughed, imagining how many potentially interested fellas read that line on this woman’s profile and immediately...
  • From MAK to AMS to Hella with Love: A Dating Story

    Just a few days ago in Los Angeles, I sat across the table from a pretty girl, Jane, in a Spanish-influenced Diane von Furstenberg talking about dating, loving, music, money and why the plate in front of her held her first tuna melt. She cursed a lot, and ordered...
  • Meet Me Someplace Please: Photos of Lovers Traveling

    I love walking to the baggage claim and seeing lovers waiting for their lovers and families waiting for their loved ones. These lovers arrived to LAX from different places in the world, and this is what happened. I stood by and couldn’t help but snap. If you know then,...
  • Stick With Your Own Kind: For Travelers.

    “What are you going to do when you find a mate,” she said. “You’re going to have to settle down one day, Darnell.” Looking at my face, you’d think something just spat on me. I was disgusted by this curse she attempted to put on my life. Fortunate for...
  • “How to Hoe Safely” When Traveling

    There are few things more uncomfortable than waking up in a hotel room in the middle of the night in Cambodia with genital discharge and no idea when, where, or how this happened. No no no, not me, but a friend, but luckily for me, he’s allowing me to...
  • The Favelas Light Up At Night

    The favelas light up at night. She sits on walkways in chairs that once carried milk bottles, waiting for breezes that come as often as a way out of a hard situation. She’s the color of all things right, her hair the color of a Nina Simone song, her...
  • “If You See Me, I’m Visiting”: Using Tinder While Traveling

    Tinder is undoubtedly changing the way we look a dating, how we sell ourselves, and how we rate others. A quick swipe left or right and BAM, your fate could be sealed. Hookups, dates, friends for a Drake concert, anything you need can be found there. Hell, even marriage...
  • Flight Deals Can Change The Dating Game

    It’s one of those Saturdays that feels like a Sunday and you’re chilling in Barnes and Noble because your bookshelf is way too familiar now. There are new architecture books, and though you know nothing about architecture, you plan to build an adult tree house one day and you...
  • An Affair to Remember: Falling in Love When Traveling

    I’ve been a fan of the classic films for quite some time. I can tell you where I first saw Casablanca, who I was with when I saw Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and most certainly the feeling I got when I watched An Affair to Remember. These fuc*ing...