Back in May 2016 (which feels like a lifetime ago), I traveled alone in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula region. When I looked back on this trip, I could hardly find any evidence! After ten days alone in Mexico, I had only a handful of pictures, no emails home or angsty journal entries, and a couple sparse…… Continue reading The Yucatán Peninsula: Isla Holbox
It’s one of travel’s great unanswered questions: Is it possible to have consistently good hair while traveling (or, God forbid, camping)? Having curly hair complicates things even further. So many travel blogs feature (white) women with long, shiny, straight hair and provide travel hair tips like using shampoo bars, limiting yourself to a tiny bottle…… Continue reading Travel Tips for Curly Hair
When I’m planning a trip, my mom is the first person I call. I try to casually hint at the idea of traveling solo (again!), but she always cuts in to inevitably ask, “Is it safe?” I will reply, “Of course!” And I’ll laugh and say something along the lines of: “I know how to…… Continue reading How To Convince Your Mom (and Yourself!) That You Won’t Die on a Solo Trip
Heads up: I’m not a doctor or dermatologist, so the views in this post are based on my personal experience and research. Like many other brown and black people, I very rarely get sunburned. In fact, I never had a sun burn until I stayed out all day at an amusement park senior year of…… Continue reading Brown Girl’s Guide to Sun
I’m a planner. That means before I board a plane or hop in the car, I research the location, gear, route, and everything else into oblivion. I’ve been down the rabbit holes of everything from “is it better to use a gas stove or make one out of an empty can of cat food?” to…… Continue reading Why Start a “Travel Blog” in 2020?