Reposting a Travel Noire Article for Reasons.

Cartagena , Colombia , Costa Rica , Egypt , Ghana , Greece , Indonesia , Italy , Jamaica , Kenya , Maldives , Tulum , Mexico , Morocco , Portugal , San Juan , Puerto Rico , St Lucia , Tanzania , Thailand , Turkey , Dubai , United Arab Emirates…

Guadalajara, Two Pueblos.

It seems a little nuts that it’s already September. But the proof is in the trees already changing colors and the nights that need blankets and a quick shiver before crawling into bed. Plus all the Virgo birthdays! This past weekend was the first one where I didn’t have urgent deadlines, so the bae and…

Provence, (Marseille) Day 1

On the road, I wake up early. Not sure why, it’s just a thing that happens. My eyes open at 5 something and I can’t go back to sleep. I was so excited that the bakery a few steps from our Airbnb opened at six. I got dressed and brushed my teeth extra slow to…

Tasting Spain – Part Two (Down in the Deltebre)

An unexpected trip to southeastern Spain (at least that’s what I’m calling it) ended with the most disgusting thing I’ve ever had in my mouth on purpose. Sea nettles done paella style in rice. In the Deltebre, I thought I’d be adventurous and try a dish specific to the area. Something with rice. At this…

Bucharest, not Budapest

So my BFF (and travel partner) and I have been running around Romania this month. Last week was Bucharest – where Michael Jackson apparently made the faux pas of enthusiastically shouting “Hello, Budapest!” to thousands of gathered fans. Sadly, it appears to be a common mistake. Admittedly, before coming here, I did want to visit…

Holiday Hate, Holiday Love (and Madrid)

I used to hate Christmas and the holiday season in general. Every time November rolled around and that damn turkey came out, I turned into the Grinch, Grumpy Cat, and Maleficent all rolled into one. Obviously, without the cool outfits. I know the exact reason too. I’m nothing if not aware of my own traumas…

Spain – a little ahead of myself.

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with driving. The love, MY love, is mostly about and for Z. Alice Cooper, my Ice Blue Mini Cooper 2-door Hardtop. She’s sleek and pretty and goes 100 miles an hour without you feeling it. Sitting in her number one seat with the radio blasting, the windows down, the…

Cuba on the Fly

For me, Havana was an interesting mixture of the vibrant now and haunting remnants of a glorious past.