“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain
I got a lot of weird looks and interesting questions when I talked to friends, family, coworkers, etc. about my plans to vacation in Thailand. There was a lot of “Why are you going there?”, “Black people don’t visit places like that.” and “What would you possibly want to see and do there?”. I’ve come to realize that traveling and exploring the world is not for everyone. A lot of people barely make it outside of their home state, so venturing outside of the States to Asia is beyond comprehension for some. While the Mr. and I got weird looks when discussing our travel plans, we chuckled on the inside and realized that our minds’ curiosity stretched far beyond our birth place, the neighboring cities and partying in Vegas every chance we get. The desire to explore, experience different people and cultures, and see some world outside of our “norm” is far more intriguing and satisfying….and we are “a okay” with that. 🙂
Thailand has so much to offer! I’d done a good amount of research prior to our trip and was adamant about planning a few excursions outside of the city. I really wanted to experience some of the great things that Thailand had to offer outside of Bangkok. There’s so much to do and see, and while I wanted to do and see everything, time just wouldn’t allow it. We decided on a full day tour that included the floating market, a tour of the war cemetery and bridge over the River Kwai, Tiger Temple and the elephant park. Continue reading
I have a serious love affair with traveling. I boarded a plane headed to Kenya, Africa a few months after graduating college and never looked back. I took a job as an auditor at a black-owned Accounting firm in Washington, D.C. and had no clue that this job would ignite a traveling bug in me that I never knew existed. If you would have asked me if I was interested in traveling the world prior to graduating college, I’m sure I would have replied with a simple “Nah…not really”. But after taking my first job and connecting with several other auditors/avid travelers and hearing their travel stories, I was ready to hit the road…and I did just that. Continue reading
I know…I know…It’s been forever since I’ve updated my blog! I got a little caught up with work and just life in general, and I completely fell off of with my blogging. Well, I’m back! I must say that I’ve definitely missed talking hair, style, food and whatever the hell else I find myself rambling about on here. That’s what I love most about blogging; it gives you a platform to share the things you love and your experiences with the world. With that said, let’s talk hair. 🙂
The Roots Picnic in Philly was the move this past weekend. My two P.I.C’s (Partners in Crime) and I decided to hop on the highway and head to Philly for the weekend to take in some good music, good vibes and authentic cheese steaks (I wasn’t too impressed *shrugs*). The weather was perfect…not too hot…not too chilly.
The Roots Picnic had an awesome lineup; however, it was crazy PACKED. This didn’t stop us, or any other festival goers, from rocking out to Action Bronson, Jhene Aiko, Janelle Monae, The Roots, Snoop Dog and many more. I also had the opportunity to connect with my Bestie and favorite New Yorker who drove down to the festival as well. On Sunday we decided to explore South Street and its eclectic and funky crowd. All and all…a good time was had this past weekend.
We were in need of a break from reality. The everyday hustle and bustle of our nation’s capital, the sometimes lengthy commutes and vigorous corporate hustle had us eagerly anticipating a vacation…a quick getaway to relax, regroup and recoup to continue on our journey to the top. *hehehe* I’m a bit of a control freak, so I thoroughly enjoy taking the reigns and mapping out our excursions. I’m convinced HE loves it as just as much, since he always has a huge smile from ear to ear once we reach our final destination…our living quarters that I’ve arranged for the next 4-5 days.
After battling this winter’s polar vortex, several crippling snow storms, unbearably cold temperatures and endless layers of clothing, I am ecstatic about spring! *INSERT HAPPY DANCE HERE* I’m pretty sure just about everyone can agree that this winter was an extremely brutal one, and the warm temps are a breath of fresh air. Bring on the sundresses, sandals and sunshine! Continue reading