Do Not Disturb my Hotel Room

Don’t disturb means… I don’t want NOOOOOO Body in my  hotel room when I’m away.  I also don’t want anyone in I  my apartment when I’m away.  You will never find my place on airbnb or the likes when I’m out of town….   ‘Preciate those who do. I often will rent an apartment or house… Just not my thing. I have trust issues. I mean I [might] have 1 or 2 things at home that no one needs to know about. This is also the case on vacation. And I like my things right where I left them. Like the pineapple that came with my drink. I saved it… Read More

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Vacation Food vs. My Waistline

The year was 2012. I was 30 pounds lighter than the year before,  battling a thyroid issue I didn’t know about.. hitting the gym and eating clean. HOW CLEAN? No pork, red meat, very, very little starch, nothing fried. Yeap, I was bringing sexy back!   Ladies and gentlemen, I was getting ready for carnival and the lack of coverage provided by my costume.  Since I would be looking so good 😏 I also book a trip to Barbados and a Mediterranean cruise. Time to take advantage of this new found bikini body. …my tastebuds filed a lawsuit against me for neglect. But it was my first real cruise… …(another… Read More

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Blogtober for Travelers and its so exciting!

What is Blogtober? Blogtober is essentially where bloggers post a new blog post for every day of the month of October. Yes,  every single day.  So tune in for some stay fly tips from Executive Travel Assistant team and some laughs. Why take part? Because this is the time of year when everyone starts to assess their year in review. What were my resolutions?… Oh yeah not doing that one.   BUT that, yeeeessssss let’s do it. And many people also start vacation planning for next year. So this is the best time to share as much information as possible. And finally,  because I’ve missed you! Stay tuned for some good… Read More

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My first trip to Asia: I was Robbed

The beauty of Asia is not something you learn about in the public schools of America. There may be a chapter that you get through quickly or possibly skip…. But, this is information that you can find if you go looking… so I went looking. My first stop was Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. 2 friends found a great flight deal to the region and I decided to go along with a few other ladies!  So why do I have so many solo pictures?  I planned to get to town 2 days earlier to add to my 40 countries by 40 mission of course!  AND they had a ~24-hour delay…No Fun.… Read More

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Non-Swimmer Dives in Grand Cayman Island

What To Do in The Cayman?? My cousin asked for advice about visiting Cayman Islands and the responses she received were dismal (and wrong): First response: “It’s nice. I didn’t think it was a lot to do.” CM The Cayman Islands are 3 separate playgrounds with some of the clearest waters in the Caribbean.  Grand Cayman is known to be The Best Diving Site in the world. People come from all over the world to visit the North Wall which is over 6000 feet deep… yeap that’s deep, deep. Then there is Stingray City which you have the option of diving with stingrays or wading waste deep in water with… Read More

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Children fly free this summer…

Yes. Seriously! And yes, yes,  there are rules you this… British airways wants to compete with Europes low cost airlines so they are throwing us a bone.  And like Sheree Whitfield said on Real Houswives of Atlanta: I’m the bone carrier Time frame: Qualifying flights for June through the end of October, 2017 from London Heathrow airport to: Belfast, Northern Ireland Edinburgh, capitol of  Scottland Inverness, largest city in Scotland Leeds, an hours drive from Manchester, UK Newcastle, capitol of North East UK Billund, Denmark the home of Legoland This only applies to: children under 12 years old  the first 2 children Children with an accompanying adult ticket holder (1… Read More

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Don’t ahh front on Doha, Qatar

Some have described Doha as the most boring place to be stuck in. I disagree. Not only is Doha the capital of Janet Jackson’s ex-husband’s native land, Doha is a beautiful blend of diversity in a way that you won’t find in the US or most of the western hemisphere. Me being in love with skylines, Doha did not disappoint.  There is 1 building that shows up blurry in every day-time shot but at night lights up in an amazing way! Qatar has a mix of modern and traditional culture AND is the richest country on earth. That’s right- the small landmass of Qatar is sitting on a oil mine so… Read More

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Part 2- The Mothers in My Village

Yes,  I’ve collected many mothers since I did not grow up with mine. So I know you don’t have to give birth to a child to be a “mom”. I just want to thank everyone who put children above your own wants and desires. We call you Mom, aunty, momma, ma’am, step mom, foster mother, the one who raised me and many times Grandma.  My village of moms has become a group of friends that I love and depend on.  But let’s finish talking about my travels through the state’s and how it inspired me to travel abroad so often. I hope most will find this trip down memory lane… Read More

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Mother’s Day Reflection and Why I Travel

As a woman raised by a man, I have a deep appreciation for women and men and the roles they play.  In my eyes (traditionally), women bring nurture and comfort, while men bring discipline. Well nothing about the world we live in is traditional. And while relationships and family structures continue to evolve, both of these roles are critical in developing a person. As a single parent, my dad played both roles.  However, he didn’t do it alone.  He had a village of  men and women, his mother, sisters, cousin’s, neighbors, friends and girlfriend, to name a few. What does any of this have to do with travel?  Well, my village seems… Read More

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Loving the Fly Life

I’m on a mission… to visit 40 countries by 40. Yeap! And since announcing my lofty goal I’ve met 2 separate people who have both been to over 100 countries…yeah??! For a few moments I thought: Daaaaannng girl, step your game up. Then I realized that this is my life. My life goals. I’ve been to 28 countries so far, and I’m loving every bit of it. Here’s how conversations go in my world. Me.       Where are you going next? Friend. We found a flight to Athens for $210 round trip… Me.        👀 what?? Friend.  …non-stop… Me.        Ok,  I’m in… But… Read More

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