One Bag Packing for a Wedding

In June, I was a bridesmaid for one of my dear sister friend’s wedding. I was also one of the photographers. One would think that this meant that I would have packed like an average person with a carryon and a personal item since I had both my camera and a floor-length bridesmaid dress. But […]

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BlerDCon or Blerd Family Reunion

Washington, DC. Now listen, Linda. I’m mad at everyone who DID NOT tell me that there was a convention for the black and nerdy. My people. MY. PEOPLE. Y’all fake. In July I went to DC to attend BlerDCon and LIVED. Do you hear me? I. Lived. BlerDCon is in its 3rd year and is […]

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How I Travel So Much: Country Hopping

One of the comments I get the most is *lip smack* “Sharde’, you just be out here TRAVV-ELIN’, and living your best life.” The suggestion here is that I just got money. Let me stop you there, ma’am. She doesn’t have cash flow like that (yet). She don’t get flewed out either. She flies herself […]

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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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Learning to Slow Down

Lisbon, Portugal One of the things that is quite different in Europe that the US is the leisurely pace with which meals are taken, Especially dinners. When in places like Spain and France, dinners can last for hours and are usually taken with wine then coffee. You are supposed to slow down and enjoy the […]

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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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Should Black people go to Africa?

Nairobi, Kenya I have read quite a few things about why African Americans do or do not travel to the continent. Some of it I can totally jive with like Glo from the Blog Abroad’s perspective here. As an African American who has  been to continent twice (going again next year) I have been asked about […]

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Destination Impact: A Retrospective

It has taken me more time than I’d like to admit to sit down and compose a review of my experience with Destination Teach (now Destination Impact) for a couple of reasons: One: I had to jump back into life making this post pretty low on my content list. Two: I wanted to be intentional […]

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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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