Lessons from Lionesses: Hold ‘em, Fold ‘em, and Slay

Masai Mara, Kenya Leave it to me to be on safari and have a whole deep moment. As I was observing three lionesses hunt a warthog (which they call a Pumba in Kenya and I lived), a few things struck me. Struck me in a way that I literally had my wig snatched. So of […]

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The Circle of Life: 3 day Safari in Masai Mara

Masai Mara, Kenya The last time I went on safari I was traveling through Ghana. It was a short trek through the savannah but still amazing, at least the parts I can recall. One thing that drew me to take this trip to Kenya was that I would get to go on a safari again. […]

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Black Girl in the Wild: A Glamping Experience

Masai Mara, Kenya First of all: I did not know that I was going to be glamping. Maybe it was on the itinerary that was in my email, but I had only skimmed it in the last few weeks. I easily could have missed that detail. There were two reasons that I was excited to […]

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Semi-Solo in Mombasa

Mombasa, Kenya There are some places that you travel to that just feel right. They feel like home. For the last week, I had been admittedly tripping out about leaving. I was feeling more anxiety about going to Kenya than I had felt about going abroad in a while Don’t get me wrong I was […]

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But does it travel? Langly Simple Camera Bag Review

I have watched a lot of YouTube reviews on the best camera bag. The thing that I noticed is that the assumption is that if you travel, you will have your camera equipment in one bag and then a carry-on. This is never the case for your friendly neighborhood Master Packer. I almost always only […]

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3 Quirky (Valentine’s) Date Ideas

I have never been much of a Valentine’s day kind of person. For one, up until about four years ago, I had always been single on and around the month of February. I celebrated Single’s Awareness day, doing things for myself and hanging out with my other single girlfriends. So maybe I celebrated a little. […]

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Juada Garden Villa Review

Seminyak, Bali One of the most amazing reasons to visit Bali (and to me there are many) is that you can ball out on a budget. As a 2/3 world country, by American standards, many things in Bali are extremely reasonable. I think there is no other way to stay in Bali, then finding a […]

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How I survive flying Spirit Airlines

I fly Spirit Airlines a lot. Like, A LOT. There is something very seductive about getting a non-stop flight to LA or home to Orlando for under $100, especially when you’re on a paltry Ph.D. student living. But a budget has not stopped me from traveling. Unlike many people, I am not bothered by flying […]

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Snap 151 Review

It started with an Instagram post from one of my fellow Texas bloggers, Kandiewanderlust, who mentioned the opening of a pop up studio in Fort Worth. It was super cute looking and totally set my photographer heart into excited palpitations.   Snap 151 is running through the month of January and located in the Westbend […]

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But Does it Travel? Nomatic Bag Review

Hey there family! We are squarely situated in 2019 and in the spirit of what I do around here I wanted to bring you my first bag review of the year! I have yet to find THE bag, so I guess I am a little bit of a bag accumulator. But here is the thing, […]

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