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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Reset before you jet

Nairobi Kenya After eight long days of travel, seeing, and serving, it was finally time to come back to the US. So tired. SO TIRED. And to boot, my flight didn’t leave until four the next morning (gif). I had two options: rush to Kisumu to Nairobi and possibly miss my flight, or get 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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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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Travel Hack: Taking the Layover

Recently I posted on Facebook that I purchased all of my plane tickets to my upcoming trip to Asia for a total of $736. That is a steal. You could easily spend $700 dollars just getting to Singapore, or Tokyo, or to Bangkok from here in Houston. Many of my Facebook friends asked for my […]

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