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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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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Resetting at the Harbor

College Park, MD Fun Fact: I lived in Virginia some years ago and spent a healthy amount of time in the DC/DMV area visiting friends that were PharmD students at Howard while I was in seminary. I have not been back to DC since I left Richmond over five years ago. Luckily I was able […]

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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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Launching Sharde’ Searches

Y’all, it’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you. But life has been happening and my website came off of the table for a minute. I think part of the issue has been that I was doing the absolute mostest. Trying to do YouTube videos twice a week and then do blogs twice […]

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7 Things Travel Taught Me in 2017

For the last two years I have been traveling a lot. As much as I did while I was in Seminary; sometimes I’m gone for 2-3 weekends out of a given month. As I have been trying to complete my 30 countries I have enjoyed journeying out of the country multiple times a year instead […]

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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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Hotel Review: Riu Negril

Location: Negril, Jamaica Picture it: Girls Trip 2016. No, not the movie. Me and two of my sorority sisters ended up going to Jamaica in September 2016 for a 4-day/3-night getaway. We stayed at the Riu Negril, which cost $449 per person for a double occupancy room plus round trip airport transfer. We booked this […]

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Hotel Review: The Excalibur Hotel and Casino

Location: Las Vegas, NV It all started with a bribe. If you watched my first Las Vegas vlog (or check it HERE) then you know about my experience with time-share tours. One of the incentives that the man and I received was a 3-day, 2 night stay in Vegas. We had to use it within […]

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