Yes, This Is Africa Too

Yes, This Is Africa Too

Let’s face it. If you rely on Western media to teach you about Africa you’ll walk away thinking the entire continent is just one big clusterf*ck of HIV, Ebola, poverty, war, famine, and lions…lots and lots of lions. And while Africa has its...
17 Reasons to Use Your Vacation Time This Year!

17 Reasons to Use Your Vacation Time This Year!

Unlike many Americans, I’ve never had a problem taking vacation days. As a matter of fact, when I was a part of the 9-5 set, I’d use ALL of my sick, personal, and vacation days (and then some) when I needed a break or wanted to take a short excursion because…well, why...
The Side of Africa You NEVER See

The Side of Africa You NEVER See

I belong to a slew of Facebook groups, a few of which are travel related. One group, Rare Customs, is planning a trip to Kenya early next year, and like a woman struck by a sudden and permanent case of wanderlust, I WANT TO GO. Like…badly. *long heavy sigh*...

Story Trippin': Champagne Johnny, Part 2

{The ‘Champagne Johnny’ stories led me to write my first novel, Turn It Loose. Missed part one of the short story? Catch up here.} Sweat poured from Jaylah’s head as she and Jourdan shook and shimmied on the dance floor. Faceless partners came and went,...