• Sneaking On Trains in Oslo. Because It’s So F**king Expensive

    The Euro and Sterling Pound is down or the dollar is down, or something is up. I never keep my eyes on the exchange because I never go shopping and I only spend money on food. Whatever the exchange is, it won’t stop me from supplying my beautiful chiseled...
  • P.S. I’m Not Dead

    “ Mind di people dem make you nyam cat and dog!” “ You know they shootin’ down them Asian planes over right?” “ Oooo, gurl, I hope we don’t find you dead in a ditch…” Although annoying, these statements from people who’d never been to China did not deter...
  • Brenda Goes To Cuba & All She Gave Me Was…

    In April, Brenda and I met up in Paris for food, laughs, and for her to show me her version of the Parisian streets. It was friendship at first site! A true coddiwompler, Brenda travels the world for three things: Marathons (she runs for fun!!! WHAT!? @RunnerBee08), Hard Rock...
  • Hanging Hammocks & Happy Places

    Firstly, this is not a resolution, but a statement: 2016 will be used for an excessive amount of self-discovery. The last few years have shown me I am my best self when I’m around water, especially lakes, but oceans and creeks will do. Being in nature is just as...
  • Frugal Icelandic Adventure: Dance with Auroras along the Blue Lagoon

    When you think of Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is the electronica songstress, Björk, right? Fortunately, Reykjavik , Iceland had so much more to offer. After a $280 roundtrip ticket with WOW Airlines, it was time to see what Iceland had to offer. Visiting Iceland can be a...
  • “I’m Tired of Falling in Love With Countries,” he said

    a 5-hour flight from Orlando to Los Angeles to wash my clothes, buy snacks, see important people, and hop on a flight 11 hours later to Lima, Peru, then to Iguazu Falls, Brazil. What a whirlwind full of hot plates, white wine, good laughs, and a swollen foot. Am...
  • Road Trip Through Autumn: NYC to Montreal

    Since I was wee bitty child, I’ve been in love with Autumn. It’s that magical time of year when the trees show us just how important it is, and freeing it can be, to let go of all dead things. Also, tree lined streets look amazing for these few...
  • Virgin Islands, Here I Come!

      Virgin Islands, Here I Come I’m going on a trip to the Virgin Islands – December 24th to December 28th. I’m looking forward to the St. Thomas getaway. I’m going with a good friend for a much needed respite. We’re going to be on the US portion of...
  • Hyattsville location of Busboys and Poets

    Busboys and Poets: Rendez-vous Extraordinairé

    A fabulous DC staple is the restaurant, lounge, and community arts venue Busboys and Poets. I first went there in 2006, about a year or so after it opened, and I was immediately hooked. The first location to open is what I call its signature location at the corner...