• Do you remember your 1st flight?

    Welcome…Welcome!   I have one question for you…. Do you remember your first flight.. or even vacation?? Well… I equate flying to those memorable moments like: first riding a bike or driving your first car; you never forget your first flight and where you went. For me, my first flight I…

  • Visiting New Orleans: Things to See, Do, & Eat

    For this year’s anniversary, aka my 33rd birthday, the family and I had just about enough with the quarantining. Determined not to spend my birthday and the end of summer vacation at home, we looked for (in our opinion) some “social distance” friendly places to visit. We figured if we picked…

  • Stepping Back in Time: A Trip to Whitney Plantation

    I heard about the Whitney Plantation the first time the family and I visited New Orleans, NOLA – A Family Guide . We wanted to see and do everything when we arrived, but if you’ve ever been, you know that’s impossible. So unfortunately, we didn’t get to make it. I promised…

  • Urban Nostalgia

    Books were always in my house. Growing up as the only child, you find out early how to entertain yourself. For me, I had my books. Even better, I grew up in an era when Pizza Hut offered free personal pan pizzas as a reading reward. In 7th grade, my friends…

  • How Debt was Destroying “My American Dream”

    The “American Dream” defined is the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved. Have you thought about your own lately? Despite what the world may want you to believe it’s achievable, whatever that Dream may be. I realized…

  • “Stocked w/ Essentials” – Lessons for New Investors

    In 2018, my husband and I visited Amsterdam for Operation 31 Euro (My 31st Anniversary aka Bday). While waiting on our hotel room, we met a guy from Tennessee, who ironically gave us a small lesson in the stock market. This conversation turned out to be a game changer.  I can…

  • Shatera’s Six Soulful Stops In Memphis

    If Memphis is not on your radar it definitely should be. It’s richness in culture and history, matched with some of the best restaurants around, is not to be passed over. The city just speaks vibes honestly. I got to experience it a while back (Memphis, MLK & Yo Gotti ) but…

  • Women Lift Economies

    Something happens when you’re placed in a room with a group of black women: uplifting each other, rooting for each other, complimenting each other. If you pictured it, I’m sure you felt it in your spirit. In a world where reality TV just has to be real, and coming together to…

  • Jamaica is Back in Business Post COVID-19

    In an effort to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the corona-virus, we saw borders around the world close. As we began to settle into our new quarantine and social distancing rules, we had to find new ways to spend our time. If you’re reading this, I’m going to…

  • Mind Travel- 10 Quotes to Refill Your Wanderlust Blues

    Okay… so… I think I speak for us all when I say “I can’t believe we’re here.” I mean seriously, just 2 months ago I was celebrating my 2nd year in business, on a cruise I hosted in the Bahamas. Now I’m adjusting to what I feel may be our “new”…

  • Year 7: Tokyo, Japan – A Guide for 1st Time Visitors

    Juggling jobs, children, and whatever else life throws at a marriage… can be tough. One of the ways my husband and I reconnect is through Travel. Studies have shown couples who travel together have a better sex life and more romance. So yea we travel lol. Last year for our 7th…