Black Girls Traveling: Break Some Ice In Iceland

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  Break Some Ice in Iceland As I am always encouraging black women to explore the world outside the United States, I finally get to discuss … [Read more...]

Calling All Geeks! Comic Con 2014!!

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  Anyone going to Comic Con in 2014? Chris attended last year’s San Diego convention and the Swirling after-party seemed like it was a blast … [Read more...]

Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The Caged Bird and the Free Bird


The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far … [Read more...]

Review: The SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills…For A Taste of ‘New Hollywood’


The Hubster and I decided that we'd spend the weekend in his old haunt, Beverly Hills, for his birthday last weekend and decided to throw caution to … [Read more...]

Eating in Dublin and Swirling

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  I spent a wonderful four days in Dublin, after 14 months teaching English in S. Korea. So far almost 2 weeks after leaving Mumbai, India and … [Read more...]

New POF Survey Supports What I’ve Been Saying: Where You Live Can Determine Your Love-Life Success


If you live in California, turns out that living near the water gives you better relationship prospects than living inland, according to a survey by … [Read more...]

Film Review: The Sapphires


Did you know the U.S. Army hired entertainers for the troops during the Vietnam War? Did you know one such group of singers – The Sapphires – hailed … [Read more...]

Go East, Young Woman: Coping With Pre-Travel Abroad Jitters

This is an unusual post for me because it involves talking about my life plans. Outside of rare circumstances, I don't usually do so on this site. But … [Read more...]

Get Your Ten-Guy Quota in One Night at The Standard Hotel


Did you get the challenge I posted on our fan page to push yourself to talk to at least 10 new guys a week? Here's how you can do it in one … [Read more...]

Why I am considering moving to New Zealand

The world is becoming more globally connected, and as an American black woman I want to get with it and I suggest those of you who are willing to do … [Read more...]