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Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Road Trip: Tomb of the Unknown Slave (Louisiana)

  It is unsurprising to find such a monument in New Orleans; not because it was home to slavery, because this no more true than any of the other southern states. It is because New Orleans probably had one of the most unique relationships with slavery.  Yes, it had slavery in exactly the way one might expect; […]

On Being Black in…

 In a time when there is a black president this shouldn’t even be a continuing topic of conversation… yet it is. To some people Mike Brown and Ferguson are old news, at least they are hoping that it becomes old news soon. But as I celebrate Labor Day among friends I find that the conversation […]

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I AM…

So one of my journeys this year has involved a large amount of personal growth, and one of the most profound things I learned about was the power of the words “I Am”; at least it was profound to me. If you are a person of faith, I imagine that I don’t have to tell you […]

Where's Waldo? He's everywhere and everyone.

Word on the Street (The Bay Area)

There are three things about the book, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, that I absolutely adore: (1) all of the travel, which was a feast for the part of me that consumes adventure like it is truly my last great meal, (2) the notion of “il dolce far niente” which are the perfect words (in Italian – no […]

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Home at Last…

It’s been a while… again. But this time I have an incredible excuse. About a month ago my laptop died and somehow blogging seems less sexy when on the small screen of my iPhone. Oh, and I am settling into my new job and figuring out this casual carpool scenario. Oh, and I hit my […]

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The Hardest Break-Up

I have been having a love affair with India for over a decade, let’s be honest it is one of my longest lived relationships to date. I have spent many an hour staring out of a window dreaming about the day that I would get to stand in front of the Taj Mahal, listen to […]

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Perhaps…

    “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”   – Maya Angelou          

24hr Layover in San Francisco

I have only been in SF for a few hours now. I am sitting at the bar of one of my favorite restaurants, it’s a chain which would make all my Bay Area peeps turn over in their proverbial graves. Except they are all very much alive, so I can’t bring myself to feel any […]

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Thoughts On Becoming Unbound

A lot of the people out there travel blogging seem to be mid-twenty somethings with a pack on their back and $5 in their pocket. I admire the people that graduated from college and instead of joining the corporate rat race packed a bag and left to see the world. The fact that most of […]

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Not Goodbye Friends

…but a see your sexy asses later!!!  :) “You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.” -Miriam Adeney This isn’t my first move, and in all the places where […]

Blog: All the Many Layers

I hope that it isn’t bad form to publish someone else’s words, I mean literally word for word. If it is, then I owe the author an apology.  I had thought about paraphrasing what I had read, but didn’t find any words that would convey any better the emotions that overwhelmed me when I read this piece.  I […]

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The Voyage…

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

Everywhere

Why I Travel…

Everyone has something that they love, but I am not exactly certain how I came to love travel. You see my family aren’t travelers, for a myriad of reasons, but most especially because they just don’t like it. The few vacations I remember from my childhood almost all turned out bad. We would come home exhausted of […]

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We Travel…

  For me there is nothing better than the feeling of being entirely surrounded by the unfamiliar, instead of feeling lost I feel exhilarated. Granted I have moved a bit in my life (maybe in pursuit of that feeling?), but it is still familiar at the end of the day because it is still America. […]

Travel is like…

“Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one’s own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you live…in our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation.” -Elisabeth Eaves

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Splendor is…

“Splendid to arrive alone in a foreign country and feel the assault of difference. Here they are all along, busy with living; they don’t talk or look like me. The rhythm of their day is entirely different; I am foreign. ” ―     Frances Mayes

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