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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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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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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Hip Hop Vintage Market

Every first Sunday of the month the ReMax lot on Leeland turns into Generation X/Early Millennial’s whole vibe. Started by vintage shop Resale Folds and BgirlCity to bring the city of Houston the only vintage market that is purely dedicated to the nostalgia of hip-hop fashion and culture. The Hip-Hop Vintage Market started last summer […]

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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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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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Elephants, and Giraffes, and Warthogs, oh my.

Nairobi, Kenya Getting back into Nairobi was a welcome change, if for no other reason than the roads were smoother. We were in town for two days then heading out to Kisumu which was in the opposite direction of Masai Mara. While in Nairobi were scheduled to do some pretty cool cultural activities which were […]

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Visiting a Masai Village

Masai Mara, Kenya I was super jazzed about traveling to Masai Mara for one main reason: To have the opportunity to encounter the Masai people personally. The Masai are a semi-nomadic indegenous community in East Africa. They settled mostly in Kenya and northern Tanzania. My travel companions and I asked our guide Joshua about whether […]

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