#MelanatedNomad

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Sent via @planoly The focus of my meditations last night was gratitude. Gratitude and letting go of trying to figure out how. When you are diligent with your habits and connect with source things happen. I woke up this morning, more meditating and at the very end received a text that resolved one situation. The feeling of gratitude I am experiencing right now is AMAZEBALLS!! Stop asking how and be grateful for what you have and see how things start to look different. From major to minor, be grateful. "G-d has not promised me sunshine That's not the way it's going to be But a little rain mixed with G-d's sunshine A little pain makes me appreciate the good times Be GRATEFUL" - Walter Hawkins - old school gospel . . #planoly #gratitude #begrateful #thankyou #enough #youhavewhatyouneed #mornings #meditate #routine #abundance #manifest #consciousliving #holisticlife #balance #connecttosource #alignment #universallaw #lawofattraction #lifecoach #mobilehealing #mobilecoach #melanatednomad #learnyou #loveyou #liveyou #justchooseyou
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Check out these 2 shirts from my brand. I love tshirts. The link is in my bio as well. Grab one .. or both 😁 πŸ•‰πŸ’œ https://teespring.com/stores/just-choose-you-2 . . #mybrand #balancedlife #mobilecoaching #mobilelife #vanlife #freedom #manifest #abundance #travel #letsgo #dope #tshirts #selflove #wellness #selfcare #melanatednomad #positivevibesonly #learnyou #loveyou #liveyou #justchooseyou
You requested and I listened! Check out my new video on how I packed light for my overnight road trip. The link is in my bio. #NoDyzOff #TravelVlogger #BlackYouTuber #SavvyTraveler #Travelista #MelanatedNomad
This is your friendly neighborhood savvy travelista wishing you a happy Friday! Be safe this weekend. I have a little road trip coming. Stay tuned to my instastories! #NoDyzOff #SavvyTraveler #MelanatedNomad #BlackGirlTraveler #BlackTravelVlogger #ShesANerdThough
There was that time I got caught in a random snowstorm in Tokyo. It was pretty cool even though I almost busted my but in the wrong shoes. #TBT #Tokyo #Nakano #Japan #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #BlackYouTuber
Many things in life are out to destroy you but every day you must choose the radical and reckless pursuit of your best and highest good. #Wild #LiveMore #SelfLove #SelfCare #Wellness #TravelVlogger #MelanatedNomad #Indonesia #Bali
Coffee houses are my weakness... Especially out of the country. #TBT #ShesANerdThough #TravelVlogger #Travelista #MelanatedNomad #Tokyo #Japan #IntroverTravelChronicles
Would you believe this is in the AIRPORT?! #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #Singapore #ButterflyGarden #Travelista
My spirit lives in bathing suits, reads on the beach, and loves getting kissed by the sun. #IntrovertTravelChronicles #FloridaGirl #Bali #Seminyak #Poolside #SelfCare #Wellness #31 #MelanatedNomad #MelaninPoppin #Travelista #TravelVlogger #NoDyzOff
I'm proud to say that I have been looking forward to turning thirty without much anxiety. I'm not where I'd like to be or where I thought I would be at this point. I see plenty of people that have and are doing more than I am but it is important not to despise small beginnings. I look forward to the next phase of life with a lot of hope rejoicing for what is to come. #BirthdayBehavior #TeamTaurus #Wiser #Older #Photographer #3rdEye #MyOwnSubject #Bali #Indonesia #Travelista #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff
Traveling with @kiyadapyrho has been amazing smattering of adventure, cackling, and being held accountable for my wellness. We've been dreaming, scheming, and finding ways to avoid peopling πŸ˜‚. I'm beyond grateful for my friends letting me drag them around the world with me. #TheRealFaceOfTravel #ImperfectTravel #TheseAreTheMemories #Blerds #WeLiveHereNow #Canggu #Bali #Indonesia #30in30 #31 #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #StampGang #IntrovertTravelChronicles #ExpatLife #ThisIs30
30 eve. Went to dinner instead of the club. I did my makeup for pizza. This is why I need @sunkistdancer to keep me accountable to the turn up πŸ˜‚. #IntrovertTravelChronicles #MelanatedNomad #ThisIs30 #TaurusGang #GoldenBirthday #30in30 #BaliNights #430 #31 #Bali #Seminyak #Travelista #BirthdayIsComing #TurnUp #GoldenGirl
I made it. 30 years, 30 countries. Technically 31 countries in 29 years and 18 new countries in 3 years. #30 #Singapore #SEAsia #BlackYouTuber #BlackTraveler #BudgetTraveler #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #Boom
I spent a few hours in Seoul both to and from Japan. Check out the latest vlog for a cute hotel review. I also slid through Beijing because I believe in maximizing the number of stamps in my trips. #30in30 #28 #29 #TravelVlogger #Travelista #BubbleTea #Korea #Beijing #BlackYouTuber #BlackTraveler #NoDyzOff #Layovers #MelanatedNomad #FBF
Tokyo is my kind of city. It is beautiful, bustling, and an overwhelming cocophany of sights and sounds. It is also one of the few places I've traveled to wherey blackness wasn't a neon sign. Can't wait to go back. #AnalogueGirl #DigitalWorld #TravelVlogger #Travelista #30in30 #Photographer #BlackYouTuber #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #27 #Japan #Tokyo
Some of my travels have been slightly unplanned. By that I mean, certain places were not on my radar but opportunities opened up and I just decided to jump on them and I'm so glad I did. #Cuba #Denmark #Iceland #30in30 #TravelVlogger #Travelista #StampGang #BlackYouTuber #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #24 #25 #26
Nothing but trouble. @kiyadapyrho and I saw our fave @tankandthebangas when they came to Houston. Check out the vlog on YouTube (Link in bio) Now we out this thang! #BirthdayBehavior #30in30 #MelanatedNomad #BirthdayIsComing #Travelista #StampGang #CatchMeIfYouCan #Jetsetter #NoDyzOff #BlackGirlsTravelToo #BlackYoutuber #blackandblerdee #Blerds #Introverts #ButWereFun
My friends travel with me aka let me drag them half way across the world πŸ˜‚. Some of my best memories have been on trips with my woes; there is always a shenanigan lurking and a story for the archives. I'm super humbled that many of them got their first stamps with me and continue to have faith in my planning. Thanks for trusting me y'all. And another thing: you should always count your home country in your stamp count because there is so much to see right where you are. I've been to about 29 states and there are still more on my list. #TBT #Travelista #TheYachtWeek #Croatia #Jamaica #Haiti #US #30in30 #TravelMore #RidingThroughTheWorldWithMyWoes #StampGang #MelanatedNomad #TravelVlogger #BlackYouTuber #NoDyzOff #17 #18 #19 #20
I get a lot of my travel bug from my parents. Both have wandering spirits and love to go. I count myself super blessed to have a mom that is my best friend. Probably because we are almost the same person. I have always had the "cool mom", who i know as "5'1" of terror" because she doesnt play around. We road tripped from Connecticut up to Montreal in #2015 and it was a fun, hot mess. I can always count of Elaina for pretty sage wisdom, dramatics, great conversation, and a lot of shenanigans. Love you @studioe24. #16 #Canada #Vineyards #Wine #Montreal #MommyAndMe #TaurusGang #RoadTrips #Jetsetter #StampGang #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff
Picture it: Guatemala, 2013. I was in my last year of seminary and went on this trip on a bit of a whim but Guatemala was so beautiful and refreshed my spirit. I did service and learned about ministry in the country. I boated, road on the back of a pickup truck and zip lined through part of the amazon. #15 #30in30 #2013 #Guatemala #SeeMore #ActiveMinistry #Ministry #Seminary #CentralAmerica #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #Travelista
Going to Ghana has been the most transformative, necessary, and amazing experiences I've had in my life. Being deeply connected to my blackness, I've always felt a gap inside from not knowing my connection to the Continent but seeing seas of beautiful black people, and being hearing "welcome home", and being embraced by so many of the people that I met still makes me emotional. I preached, learned, danced in the street with children, went on safari, got adopted by Ghanaian family, but more importantly I connected with part of my history. Being in Elmina Castle and taking in the door of no return made me sob in pain because of all of the enslaved Africans that were torn from home, and at the same time my ancestors survived that for me to be here. You could feel the oppression. Everyone should aspire to make the trip back home. The beauty, the poverty, the hustle, the joy, the pain of mother Africa was definitely a salve that made me more whole. #14 #30in30 #Ghana #Accra #Kumasi #TheVoltaRegion #Mama #ReturningHome #Travelista #BlackTraveler #MelanatedNomad #Sankofa #NikonD50 #2012
I love the beach and islands. It's engrained in my DNA. I'm glad to have been able to take my best girl to #GrandCayman and #Mexico then I went back to Mexico with my amazing friends. Oh and let's not forget #PuertoRico . #30in30 #Travelista #Islands #Tulum #Tours #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #Aguadilla #11 #12 #13
A little behind so I'm going to combine some of my countries. Did you know Vatican city was it's own country? It is a city state with its own postal code! I absolutely loved my visit to St. Peter's basilica and the Vatican. I have no words for seeing the Sistine Chapel. I also traveled to Switzerland and took an overnight train to Italy, sang the sound of music in Austria, ate waffles in Belgium, and rode on the Autobaun. #7 #8 #9 #10 #MelanatedNomad #EuropeanStudies #FBF #2009 #Switzerland #VaticanCity #Austria #Innsbrook #Brugges #Belgium #NoDyzOff #TheUltimateRoadTrip #30in30 #Jetsetter #Travelista #BlackTraveler #BlackGirlTraveler #Undergrad
Germany was another country that I appreciated more when went later in life. My first experience was good but not amazing. I enjoyed cities like #Colmar and #Nordlingen My second trip was a milestone because it was my first conference presenting an academic paper as a PhD Student and my first international solo trip. I was so nervous to be going that far on my own but it was probably the best thing I could do for myself. When you travel alone you have to do all of the leg work as well as really being aware of your surroundings. I was so proud to navigate a city alone, use public transit, and then present my work as the only person that studied religion. Fun fact, the keynote speaker for the conference was on my panel and complimented my work. I definitely died a bit. So if you are thinking about solo travel, do it. #6 #Germany #WesternEurope #Berlin #SoloTravel #Travelista #BlackTraveler #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #30in30
Italy has to be one of my favorite foodie and art countries. I ate gelato almost daily, relic hunted in basilicas, got caught in a rain storm in Tuscany, took a boat bus, and was denied pictures with monks by my friendsπŸ˜€. It was a crazy experience of sights, sounds, and tastes. Next year may warrant a second visit. #EuropeanStudies #5 #Italy #Rome #Florence #Venice #Siena #Padua #BlackTraveler #30in30 #Travelista #AroundTheWorld #StudyAbroad #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff
21 years old, first unsupervised international trip. Where did I go? Madrid. It was my first time going to a country where I had to rely on my Spanish skills alone because my travel companion spoke no Spanish and I did good! I navigated the city well and went on a little adventure to find out the meaning of the bear in the tree. I not only conquered semi-solo travel but I completely fell in love with Spain. #4 #30in30 #Travelista #Spain #Madrid #BlackTraveler #BlackGirlsTravelToo #MelanatedNomad #EuropeanStudies #AdventureTime
My first trip to Paris, I did not want to be there. I went with my mom pissed because I'd be there 2 weeks later with my classmates. My third trip, seven years later gave me a deep appreciation for the City of Lights. One of my fondest memories of France is picking grapes at a vineyard and taking in the Moses well in Beaune. Not to mention watching classmates roll down a hill at the most perfect impromptu picnic behind Chartres cathedral. #MagicMoments #3 #30in30 #France #Paris #Chartres #Beaune #Jetsetter #MelanatedNomad #EuropeanStudies #NotreDame #Rewind #ForeverFriends #NoDyzOff #Travelista
Fun fact. I'm an Oxford educated girl. My study abroad took me to my first 9 countries; England will always be like a second home to me. Studying art history made me so much more sophisticated and worldly. The Florida girl raised near the hood was at Stonehenge, Hadrian's Wall, Lindisfarne, Oxford Garden parties, and giving Latin prayers at high table dinner. I am grateful for the skills and experiences that came from my study abroad. It literally opened the world to me. If you are a college student: Study Abroad. This is a gift you must give to yourself. #2 #England #Oxford #LincolnCollege #Stonehenge #Lindisfarne #London #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #Travelista #30in30 #GoFarther
It is April! This month I will complete my goal of hitting 30 countries by my 30th birthday! In honor of that I am going to take a trip back down memory lane to share my memories and experiences from my travels. So we're starting in Scotland in 2009. On Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh. My first day out of the US alone and studying abroad. I was 21 and one of two African American students doing European Studies. I was both excited and nervous, I had no idea what this experience would offer me... Like meeting drunk Scottish boys on a hike. But here we are. This brings me to my #TuesdayTravelTip : Go with the flow! Some of the most random things make for the best memories! #MelanatedNomad #EuropeanStudies #Scotland #Edinbrugh #MenInKilts #BlackGirlsTravelToo #Aprilbaby #30in30
My self care was on point in #Tokyo . Be kind to yourselves beloveds. #SelfCare #Journaling #NoName #Wellness #NoDyzOff #Japan #MelanatedNomad #Travelista
What happens when you stick two black folks in a Japanese grocery store? Check out my latest YouTube video. Link in bio! #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #BudgetGroceries #Japan #Tokyo #BlackYouTuber #BlackTravel #Travelista #BudgetTraveler #Subscribe
In a new city? Go off the beaten path a bit. You never know what you'll discover. While docked at the marina in Hvar, we took a bit of a hike and spent some time at this beautiful little beach that was part of a small resort. #TuesdayTravelTip #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #Croatia #Hvar #TheYachtWeek #Beachin #Explore #BlackTraveler #BlackYouTuber #SmallYouTuber
Everyone has places that help them feel more whole and at ease. As a Florida native, the beach is my forever happy place (beside the library 😊). So much so that I have to visit the beach multiple times a year to maintain my balance. Make time to go to your happy place, for wellness sake. #Travel #Wellness #SelfCare #Florida #FloridaGirl #BeachBaby #CocoaBeach #MelanatedNomad #GoWithYourHeart
Seoul had the most delicious drink I've ever put on my palette. I spent a few hours bopping around the city on a long layover. Check out what I did in my last vlog! Link in bio. #Subscribe #SeoulSearching #Seoul #SouthKorea #BlackTraveler #BlackYouTuber #SmallYouTuber #MelanatedNomad #TheRealFaceOfTravel #Wanderer #NoDyzOff #Jetsetter #BudgetTravel #Travelista
Dressing simply is the easiest way to pack less. Neutrals and monochromes are your friend. You can alter or change an outfit with accessories which also take up less room in your bag. #TuesdayTravelTip #TeamPersonalItem #OneBagShawty #MinimalPacker #BudgetTravel #CheapTravel #Travelista #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #Amsterdam #Netherlands #TravelVlogger #BlackYouTuber #SmallYouTuber #Subscribe
Thankful in this moment for laughter and shenanigans with my sisters. #Brunch #SGRho #mysisterskeeper #ATX #MelanatedNomad #RoadTrip #Saturday #Adulting #Wellness #SelfCare #SupportSystem
Traveling alone is one of my greatest joys. I always learn something about others, myself, and the world around me. If you are thinking of going somewhere, go. #SunVoyager #Reykjavik #Iceland #SoloTravel #BlackGirlsTravelAlone #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #BlackTravel #BlackYouTuber #SmallYouTuber #TravelVlogger #TBT
Have you checked out the last vlog? Here is a snippet. Link in bio! #SelfSunday #SelfCare #SpiritualLessons #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #Wellness #PersonalGrowth #Anger
Make the most out of an international trip by considering long layovers. Here I took a long layover in Copenhagen so that I could get to Iceland more cheaply. If you're trying to get those stamps this is the way to sneak in a "free" country. #TuesdayTravelTip #BudgetTravel #CheapTrips #melanatednomad #NoDyzOff #BlueLagoon #Reykjavik #Iceland #Copenhagen #JetSetter #BlackYouTuber #SmallYouTuber
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." ~Audrey Hepburn #Flourish #Flowers #Growing #MelaninPoppin #melanatednomad #NoDyzOff #Traveler #SelfCare
Today's travel tip is to go your own way. It is east to get caught up in glamorous travel photos. But travel is full of mishaps and you have to have YOUR own experience. The messiness makes some of the best memories. #TuesdayTravelTip #BudgetTravel #CheapTrips #BePresent #Disney #melanatednomad #FloridaGirl #NoDyzOff #TravelVlogger #SmallYouTubers #BlackYouTuber
Don't forget to stop and take in things around you. I believe that this is the most important part of my travels: be present and let the world inspire you. #HappyFriday #BeInspired #SeeTheWorld #melanatednomad #Flora #Florida #NoDyzOff
I am a planner. I need to know the details which means that I worry a lot when I'm preparing to travel. I'm learning to let go and enjoy myself. So don't trip about having every detail. Be in that new place and open your eyes, see what you can and let the magic happen. #TuesdayTravelTip #Travel #BeAdventurous #WorryLess #MelanatedNomad
When you pour yourself out make sure you pour back into yourself. After a successful retreat I spent the afternoon at the beach with my mom reading and bumming. #SelfCare #Sunday #BeachBum #FloridaGirl #Wellness #melanatednomad #NoDyzOff #HomeSweetHome #TakeCare
I hate taking pictures but the most valuable bit of travel advice I received is to make sure you take pictures of yourself on your trips. You want to have the places but also you in those places in your memories. #SeoulSearching #SouthKorea #MelanatedNomad #Travelista #travelisthenewclub #BlackYouTuber #blackvoyageurs #Grapeade #BeSilly #MilkTea #Seoul #NoDyzOff
When going to Shinjuku the best coarse of action is to just kind of get lost. It is large and bustling. You can run into some cool things. #TuesdayTravelTip #Tokyo #Japan #FromTheFuture #NoDyzOff #TravelBlogger #TravelVlogger #MelanatedNomad
Pho in Seoul. It was heavenly. Keep up with me on my Instastories! #Seoul #SeoulSearching #ICN #NoDyzOff #NeverLiveABoringLife #BlackTravel #TravelVlogger #BlackYouTuber #MelanatedNomad
#TBT to Road trip Austin 2015 to see Lianne La Havas with @andiesvibes. Giving you podcast vibes and snatched brows Lol. #2DopeBlerds #BFF #BirthdayTwins #Austin #Texas #NeverLiveABoringLife #NoDyzOff #TravelBlogger #TravelVlogger #BlackYouTuber #MelanatedNomad
#TuesdayTravelTip Carrying a small tripod can take your photos to the next level and be major if you're traveling alone. I bought this one on eBay for about $13 and the legs bend to wrap around things. You can buy one specifically for your cell phone to help you take more artsy shots or to just make sure you're in your memories, and they don't take up much space! #PhotoHacks #TravelHacks #Tripod #NeverLiveABoringLife #JetSetter #BlackTraveler #Travel #Traveler #TravelVlogger #Subscribe #FollowTrain #Vlogger #Lifestyle #BudgetTraveler #BudgetTravel #LifestyleVlogger #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #YouTube #YouTuber
According to IG I had a hell of a year. I did though. I loved, lost, laughed, and traipsed. Y'all rocked with ya girl and we grew. If you ain't subscribed, hit it! If you are, thank you for supporting me. If we arent friends yet, lets be friends. If we connected in 2017, I'll see you soon. Let's go! #2017bestnine #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #TravelHacks #BudgetTravel #BudgetTraveler #CheapTrips #CheapTravel #BlackYouTuber #Blogger #TravelBlogger #travelista #TravelGuru #NeverLiveABoringLife #JetSetter #BlackTraveler #Travel #Traveler #TravelVlogger #Subscribe #FollowTrain #Vlogger #Lifestyle #BudgetTraveler #LifestyleVlogger #YouTube
I am so glad that I got to slide into Havana in June. I took my mom and cousin with me and they hung with the pro! I absolutely loved Havana's old world charm, lovely people, and creativity. One day Mama Cuba will see me again. #YearInReview #grafitti #HabanaCentro #HabanaViejo #Havana #Cuba #23 #StampGang #NeverLiveABoringLife #JetSetter #BlackTraveler #Travel #Traveler #TravelVlogger #Subscribe #FollowTrain #Vlogger #Lifestyle #BudgetTraveler #BudgetTravel #LifestyleVlogger #MelanatedNomad #NoDyzOff #YouTube #YouTuber
One of my goals next year is more collaborations! I love meeting new friends on my travels, guest bloggers, and new friendships. I've been in contact with beautiful people this year and want to nurture those connections next year. Let's support one another #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad s#BlackGirlBlogger #TravelHacks #BudgetTravel #BudgetTraveler #CheapTrips #CheapTravel #BlackYouTuber #Blogger #TravelBlogger #travelista #TravelGuru #NeverLiveABoringLife #JetSetter #BlackTraveler #Travel #Traveler #TravelVlogger #Subscribe #FollowTrain #Vlogger #Lifestyle #BudgetTraveler #LifestyleVlogger #YouTube #Support
Ocean Beach, San Francisco |Alentejo, Portugal ✨ ...tryna split my pants in boomerangs since 2016
Watch out there now! Sometimes you have to gas yourself up. I'm super proud of my skin and taking care of it so I can be out here looking the same 10 years from now. Oh yea: fresh face , red lip. #SkinCare #SelfCare #Cheerleader #GasMeUp #Wellness #BabyFace #NoMakeup #FourEyes #ShesANerdThough #FentyBeauty #StunnaLipPaint #Siren #LowKeyFine #MyOwnSubject #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #ComplexSimplicity #MonaLisaSmile
This week I talked about how to take advantage long layovers as a way to make the most of your plane tickets. @andiesvibes took a long layover in #Istanbul and loved it. Our host Yavuz was amazing. Check out the new vlog on my YouTube channel. Link in bio. #TravelHacks #NoDyzOff #MelanatedNomad #LongLayovers #BlackGirlBlogger #TravelHacks #BudgetTravel #BudgetTraveler #CheapTrips #CheapTravel #BlackYouTuber #Blogger #TravelBlogger #travelista #TravelGuru #NeverLiveABoringLife #JetSetter #BlackTraveler #Travel #Traveler #TravelVlogger #Subscribe #FollowTrain #Vlogger #Lifestyle #BudgetTraveler #LifestyleVlogger #YouTube #Support
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