I decided to host a Periscope Q&A #AskMeAnything about my trip to Cuba. Here is Part 1 where I discuss getting there, visas and finding a volunteer organization!
Now it’s time to focus on that other question that induces a headache this time a year, “What are we doing for New Years?” I say, take a trip! Here are my top 10 instagram-envy inducing locales selected from our ‘N A Perfect World travels of 2015.
Most people in the US have never heard of him, but every Cuban knows and celebrates his name. Fidel called him “el cubano de verdad,” meaning the true Cuban, a man of the people. People were simply drawn to him and I understand: I was too.
With eyes wide with excitement, one of the first things people always ask me when I tell them I went to Havana recently, is “How did [I] do it?” I got to share it with a large audience this week on Fathom Away We Go! Check out the article below about how my mother and I set up our own volunteer trip to Havana, Cuba and be sure to check out the video of me breaking it down to Mambu & Company!
On my recent trip to Cuba, one of the places I had to visit was the hotel Habana Riviera. Simply called the Riviera, overlooking the famed Malecón in Vedado, this hotel is the stuff of Havana legend and is still a throwback to the 1950s, when it was built.
In perfect timing with the Cuba craze Porter magazine heads down to Havana to shoot stunning model Achok Majak in the hottest looks from the Fall 2015 runway. Instead of just using Havana and it’s people as a backdrop, photographer Mikael Jansson captures some beautiful portraits and scenes of Havana’s local creative class.
I honestly can’t tell you where or how I met our latest ‘Nomad, Ola Abayomi. Every time I see Ola’s bright smile, I think to myself, “I need to hang out with her more.” We cross paths a lot — from random events to working in the same building at one point — my crystal healer would say that Ola is definitely on my frequency map. Recently, I saw Ola’s instagram posts about a trip to Cuba. As Cuba is the number one place I’m dying to go, I knew I had to find out more. When I reached out, I was happy to hear that this renaissance, well-travelled woman was not just an ad exec by day: she had started an accessories line, Dual Citizen! Check it below, we dual citizens* 😉 dish on Cuba, being black while traveling and of course the label, Dual Citizen. ’N: Where are you from? Ola: I was born in Boston but grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. I’m first generation Nigerian-American. ’N: Where do you live now? Ola: I …