International

London, England – March 2020

London, England March 5-9, 2020 Jolly old England!  It has been over 20 years since I last stepped on British soil.  During that long period of time, I have become increasingly intrigued with revisiting England and making new memories as an adult.  I literally immersed myself in the English culture during my trip and made sure to visit London’s number one tourist attraction, Harry Potter.  Get ready to dive into

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Cartagena, Colombia – October 2019

Cartagena, Colombia October 7-11, 2019 In the past, Colombia had an undesirable reputation but now I’m glad to say that Cartagena is safe and economical city.  This jewel is rich with hospitality and African culture. Even Will Smith saw the beauty in this city, because it was one of the locations were they shot the film, Gemini.   I was first enticed to go to Colombia when I saw an

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Jacksonville, FL – August 2019

Jacksonville, FL August 11-16, 2019 This trip was my first time to Jacksonville and I made it a point to avoid the beaches and explore the local establishments that make Jax the city where it’s easier.  Let’s get ready to learn, see, do.   LEARN: Kingsley Plantation:  This is a National Park Service protected piece of history in the greater Jacksonville area.  Located less than an hour from the city

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Firenze, Italia – June 2019

Firenze, Italia May 31 – June 1, 2019 Firenze is known for all things artistic expression from fashion to renaissance era art. This is a great city to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty as well as the welcoming nature of the Florentine people.  Get ready to learn, see and do… LEARN: Galleria Dell’ Accademia di Firenze:  This city is filled with picturesque views and beautiful churches.  But the

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San Giuliano Terme, Italia – May 2019

San Giuliano Terme, Italia May 29-31, 2019 As I traveled down the heart of Italia from Venezia, my base camp for my next stop was the community of San Giuliano Terme which is located in Pisa province. I stayed at the five star resort, Bagni di Pisa that is steeped in royal history.  From San Giuliano Terme my tour group branched out to see the Cinque Terre, Lucca and Pisa

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Venezia, Italia – May 2019

Venezia, Italia May 26-29, 2019 Bourjourno Italia! It has been over 20 years since I have laid foot in this beautiful country.  As a child, our yearly school trip was to go to Venezia and learn about the culture and history of the city.  To be honest, since I had gone there so many times in the past it became one of my least favorite cities to visit. Now as

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Austin, TX – April 2019

Austin, TX April 14-20, 2019 Austin, TX can no longer be classified as weird. As the new city slogan, #TrueAustin implies this capitol has more to offer than BBQ and 6th street.  Austin is becoming a more metropolitan by the day and embracing all forms of culture, food and experiences. By venturing a little further out of the city center I got to experience the different neighborhoods and attractions that

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Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL – January 2019

Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL January 14-16, 2019 Florida is known as the state of beaches, sunshine and all things warm.  However, my mission was to take a planned detour and try the great food and dive into the African American culture of Tampa and St. Petersburg.  Let’s get ready to Learn, See, Do… LEARN: Carter G. Woodson African American Museum:  Located on the African American Heritage Trail in St.

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Barstow, CA – December 2018

Barstow – The Desert Town December 3-5, 2018 A short work trip took me to the small town of Barstow.  This town sits right in the middle of route 66 and is in easy commuting distance to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Mostly know as a military town, there are a few hidden gems worth checking out in the surrounding areas. LEARN: Ontario, California:  This small airport is a viable

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Thanksgiving in NYC – November 2018

  ThanksgivingNew York City, NY November 21-24, 2018 There’s nothing like New York City during the holiday season. After watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for years on television, my ultimate dream finally came true this year.  I was going to see the parade live and in person! It wouldn’t be a a New York trip if I didn’t do a little shopping and try out one of the great