Cairo, Egypt Winter 2023 The lure of Egypt has been calling me for years and I finally made the trip deposit to embark on a journey of a lifetime. This milestone birthday trip was booked through Gate 1 Travel and led me on a 10 day adventure to Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. I experienced everything from the awe inspiring pyramids to cruising down the Nile river. After three years of
Montgomery, Alabama United States Civil Rights Trail Fall 2022 Alabama is a state that has been on my radar for quite awhile due to its historical significance and being the mecca of the civil rights movement. In October of 2022, I had the great fortune to be awarded a scholarship from the Alexandria, Virginia Community Remembrance Project to be one of 165 people to participate in this once in a
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina Fall 2022 Asheville, North Carolina is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC. Don’t let the small town vibes fool you. There are tons of food options and quaint shops abound. In this travel guide you will get a heavy dose of African American history, food and culture. Get ready to learn, see and do all things in Asheville, North Carolina.
O’ahu, Hawaii Spring 2022 There’s no better way to jump out of my travel hiatus due to the pandemic than by hopping on my first plane ride in two years and head to the 50th state in union. The Aloha state is known for their amazing weather, beautiful beaches and Dole pineapples but on this trip I wanted to dive deeper into the soul of the culture by exploring and
Rhode Island Summer 2022 The Ocean State is known for its seafood, stately mansions and beautiful waterways. I spent my college years in this lovely state and this travel guide will show you the townies perspective with a little bit of history mixed in. Highlighted are attractions in Providence, Warwick and Portsmouth that will capture your attention and immediately trigger you to book your next vacation to the area.
Bucks County, PA
Bucks County, PA Spring 2022 Bucks County, PA is the perfect weekend getaway for metro Washington DC residents that are looking for a low key vibe that will allow you to explore the area at your own pace. In a reasonable 3.5 hours you can reach the quaint town of New Hope and start your vacation at a local restaurant to try the cuisine. I would like to thank the
Orange County, VA
Orange County, VA Spring 2022 Orange County, VA is located right smack in the middle of Fredericksburg and Charlottesville, VA. After doing some genealogy research and learning about where my ancestors migrated from, I had to jump in my car and explore the land of my fore-fathers and fore-mothers. In this travel guide, I visited the towns of Unionville, Freetown, Gordonsville and Orange to experience the laid back demeanor and
West Virginia Fall 2021 West Virginia has been calling my name for some time, so I finally packed up my saddle and drove the 1.5 hours from the Washington DC metro area to see where these country roads would take me. I was initially intrigued to visit West Virginia from the show and novel The Good Lord Bird which is a dramatic historical interpretation of John Brown’s Raid that occurred
Charlottesville, VA Pack Up & Go July 30 – August 1, 2021 This was the first time in 18 months that I actually went on bonafide vacation since the pandemic, so I enlisted the services of the Pack Up & Go travel agency to get me back in the groove of traveling. Pack Up & Go specializes in creating surprise trips that combine your budget, the length of your trip
Fredericksburg, VA Summer 2021 Anybody that has taken a road trip thru Virginia on the interstate 95 corridor probably has experienced gridlock around the Fredericksburg area. I like to think of Fredericksburg as the city that welcomes visitors to the Northern Virginia region and all the great food and attractions in the area. Known for being the third most authentically colonial town in the United States, I wanted to explore