• 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...
  • Backpacking & Not Dying: How to B(L)ackpack

    Over the last couple of years, Black folks trekking the planet has become more and more common and it’s simply amazing! Especially knowing most of us came from households where “don’t do that or you’re gonna end up in a ditch” poured from mothers’ lips as often as Kool-aid...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I Steal First Class Toiletries For A Good Cause

    I’m that coach section passenger who, when exiting the plane, grabs all the unopened blanket bags, and all the toiletries and still-packaged foods given to the First Class passengers. Hell, may as well keep them, especially after paying a fancy fee for the flight. Thanks to LAN Airlines, their...