8 Ways On How To Be A Traveler And Not A Tourist

People

Meet people! And I don’t mean just the people in the hotel room next to you or the boy you met while you were in the swimming pool for 6 hours, but people that live in the state or the country you’re in. If you want an insight into what is truly going on in that part of the world, mingle with the natives and get to know their story. People are soooo  interesting and have so much to share if you open and minded and if you let them.

Housing

If you can, try to stay away from a hotel. Hotels truly limit your experience, and your perception because all you can see or experience is what the hotel offers you. If you are looking for a safe place to stay, look into Air BnB’s, Couchsurfing, or Continue reading “8 Ways On How To Be A Traveler And Not A Tourist”

My Top 5 International Cities So Far, What They Have Taught Me

Florence, Italy
Such a beautiful place to be! The buildings on the street look hand painted, the people were friendly, gelato ice cream stands were on every street corner, and the weather was just amazing!

This city taught me how to appreciate being different, and sticking out. As a black woman, I do this already in America, but my experience was definitely intensified while I was abroad. People were staring at me, but I felt as though their stares were admiring me as a person and that they were truly curious about my blackness. I became comfortable, in the fact that Continue reading “My Top 5 International Cities So Far, What They Have Taught Me”