London in Luxury: Sweet Inn Review

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As a full-time travel blogger, there are certain aspects of accommodation that I’ve come to appreciate. While life on the road has me changing beds every 3 days, you can imagine that feeling a sense of home where I lay my head, has become a luxury.

So on my recent visit to London to attend World Travel Market, I was excited to try out a new type of accommodation that seemed like the perfect intersection of the luxury of hotels with the comfort of homes.…

If you take a local’s photo while traveling, do you owe them a tip?

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If you take a local’s photo, do you owe them a tip? Short answer: usually. Long answer: read on.

There are certain contextual components you can use to decide whether someone’s participation in your photo warrants your coins or not.

The fact of the matter is, the answer is entirely situational and contingent upon several factors.…

Tipping While Black: Dismantling Stereotypes in the U.S. and Abroad

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If you’re a non-POC about to read this blog post, thank you.

Thank you for making an effort to learn about the plight and subconscious struggles of Black people, because while this may not apply to your lives directly, you’ll gain perspective when you listen to our collective truths.

Black people and POC, feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments, because this post only summarizes the perspectives shared with me on Instagram, and I know there are several more to add to the conversation.…

The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of influencer marketing

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There’s only one of three reasons why you clicked this article: either you’re an influencer, you’re a brand, or you’re just really nosey. Ha! I humbly welcome the audience of all three, because with all the negative press the influencer industry has been getting lately, I thought I’d chime in with some thoughts to hopefully balance out the conversation and add some perspective to both sides.…

Trover: The Best Photo & Tip-Sharing App For Travelers!

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For years, the Trover app has been around serving the travel community as a way to not only connect with fellow travel enthusiasts, but to share your best photos, location-specific tips, and GPS coordinates of all your best adventures.

I actually first registered on the network back in 2015, so I’ve long known about this app, and I’m excited to get active on it again as their June Ambassador!…

Visiting Memphis: The Heart & Soul of the South

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Visiting Memphis is like a religious experience, whether you believe in a higher power or not. It’s impossible to come here and not feel like this city is giving you a big, warm hug.

The character of the U.S. lies in the south, and Memphis might be the leading star. Whether you travel here for the food, the music, or the people — you’ll get a well-rounded combination and experience with all three.…

Top 10 Ways to Gain Weight While You Travel – Results Guaranteed!

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Let’s be real, calories are just glorified souvenirs, and after successfully mastering multiple (read: every) way to gain weight while traveling the last five years, I thought I’d share all my secrets in case any of you somehow struggle with this seemingly effortless task!

I have to put a disclaimer though, as our bodies are all different, some of you will succeed more efficiently and likely faster than others.…

The Ultimate Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey | Hot Air Balloon Heaven

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Hot Air Balloon Heaven aka Cappadocia, Turkey is one of the few places in the world where the real-life version looks better than the photos.

This Turkish town has blown up in the last decade thanks to Instagram, and though you may come here for the photos and picturesque scenery, you’ll end up leaving with friends, fun memories, and a newfound appreciation for Turkish culture.…

Why Egypt Should Move to the Top of Your Bucket List

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If your idea of what Egypt is like stops at the image of the Pyramids of Giza, then you are greatly mistaken about the layers of history and beauty that’s waiting to be found in this country.

Egypt is a country that’s been on my mind for a while, and it’s a place many of my friends have expressed the desire to travel to, but they’re typically hesitant about doing it alone.…

Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

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5.2 billion dollars — that’s how much travelers are spending every year on fraudulent and misleading online booking transactions.

That’s why the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) are launching a “Search Smarter” education and awareness campaign this summer to educate travelers on the benefits of booking directly through company websites.

While I’m an optimist at heart and believe the world is made up of innately good people, the reality is that there are a few sour apples both in person and online with ulterior motives to mislead travelers that could cost them money.…

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