New article I wrote for Condé Nast Traveler
As black people much maligned for our hair, even this crown is political.
It’s been a bit. I took a full month off of blogging here on NAPerfectWorld.com.
I lent my travel expertise to the 43 Cheapest Places to Travel in 2020 write up, contributing THREE locations: Bergamo, Italy, Guadeloupe, French West Indies and Zihuatenejo, Mexico.
Michele mused, “Chinese Buddha must have been black!” it was on this level!
“yes, this woman is calling airport police, or is she weaponizing. Is it being weaponized against me as a foreigner, or as a black American?”
My notes on being a black American in Paris. Would I be following in the footsteps of other creative who sought refuge there during troubled American times á la Miles Davis or Josephine Baker? Or would I occupy a strange in between space?
I’m taking you into the hidden peaks and values just beyond your favorite tourist destinations to escape the crowds and have a travel experience all your own.
Sure, I’m an advocate for traveling solo but there really is nothing like seeing many of these incredible places with a loved one and who’s more of a day one than your mom?
There’s nothing like a girl’s night with my crew. Spicy margaritas, lots of wine, lots of laughs, advice, lots of shade. It’s such a cathartic experience. And when you get a whole vacation of it? Now that’s a treat!