• Dear Women Traveling Solo: Maybe.

    Disclaimer: I am not, nor have I ever been, a woman. I slept on the bottom bunk, beneath Katie, a solo traveler too afraid to tell her mom she quit her job as a nanny to a French child who insisted on being Satan. For a month she’s been...
  • “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...
  • 13 Things This Flight Attendant Hates

    “Fucking a flight attendant,” she told him, laughing and trying to drink the rest of her Orangina at the same time, “is no different from fucking a waitress if you’re not getting any flight benefits out of it. Hell, fucking any woman with a job. Stop taking pride in...
  • Traveling & Blood Clots: This Is Not About Jamaica

    Dying from blood clots in my lungs and maybe traveling to my heart and brain is not the way I want to go out. I’ve always imagined it’d be like Cleo in Set It Off, commanding the fire squad to unload on me. But there I was, hopping off...
  • Traveling & Experiencing is “White People Sh*t?”

    That last time I said “that’s white people shit,” was 2001 after listening and falling in love with Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” in Brookes Sim’s bedroom. How could it be “white people shit” if I loved it so much. Then came Avril Lavigne, John Mayer, Norah Jones, and a...
  • “Is Johannesburg Like A City,” One Fool Asked

    To answer your other questions: No, cheetahs and Giraffes don’t roam the city, and yes, the people wear shoes. Here are photos of Johannesburg from the top of what is currently the tallest building in Africa; The Carlton Centre. Thanks, Natalie, for joining me on these crazy adventures and...
  • Ain’t No Adulthood, Bih

    Darnell Lamont Walker & Janna Marie Hall are at it again with their foolish shenanigans. Ain’t No Adulthood, Bih is for all those who miss the days of childhood, but with plenty of liquor and craziness, and no parents or counselors to tell us when to go to bed....
  • My Ten Mudda Pho-King Pho Spots!

    I’m in love with the pho bowl. Sriracha sauce! We got Sriracha sauce! It’s certainly no secret how much I absolutely love pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily served with either beef or chicken. That...
  • Alone In This World & I Love It

    Why you should consider travelling alone. I recently travelled to South America this year. My desires led me to Colombia; from Colombia to Ecuador, and from Ecuador to Peru. Travelling through each country, city-by-city, town-by-town, I’ve seen so much and learned even more. Here’s an expression you’ve probably heard...