Who Would Have Known That Phoenix, Arizona Would Forge a Place in My Heart

When I walked through the streets of downtown Phoenix I felt like I belonged. I felt free. I felt as though I had finally found my landing spot (I felt this feeling when I was surfing in Maui many years ago too! LOL!). Anywho enough about my deep feelings for Phoenix. I wanted to take […]

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Charleston, SC – “Traveling Thanksgiving” Adventures

As we walked through the historic district in Charleston, South Carolina, admiring the beautiful homes, I could just imagine myself sitting on the front porch sipping a mint julep. Spending Thanksgiving with the “Original Divas” was a blast. If you enjoy food, history, and beautiful homes, you need to add Charleston, South Carolina to your […]

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Miami! Miami!

Miami will definitely be seeing me again and again! What a great vibe! The most difficult part of planning this trip was deciding where to stay. I was initially determined to try to recreate my Airbnb Atlanta experience but had no luck finding an affordable, beautiful space such as the one I stayed at in […]

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Montgomery, Alabama

In my recent column for the Bertie Ledger-Advance I wrote about my travels to Montgomery, Alabama to visit The Legacy Museum:From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, and, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This was such an inspiring trip that I decided to share my journey with you, my SouthernmomJD readers. As an African-American woman […]

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My Favorite Travel Apps

HOPPER I swear by the Hopper app. Finding that app made all of my dreams of frequent travel come true. I am so sad that it took me so long to find it.   This wonderful app allows you to find deeply discounted prices on flights to anywhere. I recently purchased two round trip tickets […]

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January is coming- Birthday Shenanigans

Hi all! It is almost time to celebrate year 48 for me. I am so excited about my upcoming birthday travels. Last year my then boyfriend recommended we celebrate our birthdays in Cabo San Lucas. This was my first trip to Mexico and I had a blast (when my boyfriend and I were not bickering). […]

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Cape May, New Jersey -Family Time

I was hoping to convince my family to return to New York for another fun-filled vacation, so when my mother suggested we spend Thanksgiving in Cape May, New Jersey I was less than thrilled. It had been years since I traveled to Cape May and there was nothing in my memory bank that made me […]

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New York! New York! – “Wecation” adventures

Wanting to spend a little mommy/daughter time with my youngest daughter, I planned a mini “wecation” for us to wonderful New York City. Having Gabby stuck in the car with me for 7 plus hours was just as exciting as everything we did while we were in New York…at least for me! I had a […]

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NOLA! NOLA! – “Mecation” adventures

As I boarded the plane to begin my trip to NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) I was so excited. I was going to spend the next several days doing exactly what I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted. Some of my family and friends questioned whether or not I had gone off the deep end […]

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