Eating Vegetarian in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Bring vegetarian when you are traveling can be a total mixed bag, especially if you are in a city whose cuisine is largely meat and starches based. However, never fear! I have offered up 3 restaurants that offer vegetarian (and vegan) options. Time Out Market This one is touristy, to be sure. Time […]

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5 Must-Dos in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon was not supposed to be my first stop on this installment of “Sharde’ does the most when she is traveling.” Initially, I was supposed to be going to Morocco then to Lisbon with some of my loved ones on a group trip. I kid you not, the day after I score a […]

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Inspiration Play List

I am a total music lover. I am totally one of those weird people that acts like my life is a movie with a soundtrack as I walk around in the grocery store or to class. I’ll turn on my music and bop along as I move through my day-to-day life. That said, I ran […]

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How I Pack Extra Minimally at Home

I love going home; not just because I love my family and being in a familiar space, but when I travel back to Florida, I pack even less. I am already a minimal packer but I look for more ways to not pack a lot when I go home. Here are a few things you […]

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Saving Money as You Travel

Y’all know me, I love to save a coint. Mostly, because I have minimal coints to spend. That Patrick from Spongebob meme? That me. However, my small finances have not really stopped me from traveling, but that is because there are things that I do to cut down my costs as I travel. 1.) Set […]

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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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Goals for 2019

Happy New Year family! I do hope that you enjoyed your NYE and you’re feeling good about the possibilities that 2019 are offering. I’m not a big fan of resolutions but I do always think about the things that I would like to accomplish in a year.  When I think about 2019, my theme is […]

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What 2018 Taught Me

2018. My, my, my. There is a lot that I can say of this year. It has been difficult but also very full of good things. If you have been rocking with me for the last year, you know that 2017 was extremely difficult for me. With the loss of my grandmother and taking my […]

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The Art of the Staycation

Houston, TX. Sometimes I think people get caught up in traveling being “away” in the sense that you have to travel state lines, get in a vehicle of some sort, or stamp your passport. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these things. There is no greater feeling to me than putting distance between […]

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Surviving HBCU Homecoming

Prarie View, TX. Let me start by saying that I have not attended an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) at any point in my collegiate career. I’m on my fourth degree from a predominantly white institution (PWI). However, I have been attending HBCU homecomings for years because I am in a historically black sorority. […]

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