The "ATL"

In 1999 when I packed my bags (actually now that I think of it I really did not do much packing. My family was so mad when they came to move me because they kept telling me to have my ish together.) and said goodbye to Atlanta I did not experience an overwhelming sense of […]

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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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