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Highlights of a World Traveler

I have been fortunate to be able to travel to various parts of the world. Traveling awakens many dormant areas in our imagination. It is liberating. It aids in self discovery. It is necessary. To date, I have uncovered 11 countries. Some of them multiple times. I have been to Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Africa, The… Continue reading Highlights of a World Traveler

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Conversations with a Front Line Nurse

My dear friend makes a sacrificial decision to care for the ill each shift. Her grit, compassion, and passion for her vocation inspires me and others for sure. Not to mention, she beat breast cancer like a soldier. Kedly Desliens is a travel Intensive Care nurse currently contracted in San Jose, CA. I decided it… Continue reading Conversations with a Front Line Nurse

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Tandem Skydiving in Chattanooga, TN

What's a better way to conquer one's fear of heights than to go tandem skydiving? I made that commitment a few summers ago and it was an exhilarating feat! Juston and I purchased a Groupon for a two-person tandem skydiving experience at the Chattanooga Skydiving Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The deal even included a video. Tandem skydiving… Continue reading Tandem Skydiving in Chattanooga, TN

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MIA in MIA

Miami, Florida is one of the most unique tourist destinations in the world! Its tropical weather, stupendous beaches, picturesque night scene, and international ambiance add to its pristine character. My friend, Anica, is getting married so I decided to make a weekend getaway out of going to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Anica's other girlfriends and… Continue reading MIA in MIA

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How to Prepare for a Trip

Some pre-planning before traveling can make your trip go seamlessly. When planning for a trip, several weeks before, make a list of what you will need to travel with. Government Documentation/ID Ensure your personal documents (passport, visa, driver's license, etc) are in order.  It is ideal to make photocopies of your passport, visa, personal ID, and… Continue reading How to Prepare for a Trip

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My Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

What is a Spiritual Retreat? A spiritual retreat is what one makes of it but it is designed to be an intentional time one spends connecting with God. A spiritual retreat can be executed near or far. Even in one’s home. Why Go on a Spiritual Retreat? God is omnipresent, right? Yes. God is. Going… Continue reading My Hawaiian Spiritual Retreat

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Haiti: The Unknown

Haiti has an undeserving reputation of being a destitute and unwelcoming country. The Haitian culture is rich. Rich of natural resources such as coffee and sugar. Rich of sculpted mountain ranges. Rich of beautiful and resilient people. To be rich is not just about its financial connotation. Richness is abundance. I am a Haitian-born immigrant. I was… Continue reading Haiti: The Unknown

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How to Travel on a Budget

Traveling in the new epoch is no longer considered a luxury.  There are many ways to travel for cheap or even free. I have been fortunate enough to travel domestically and to various parts of the world. Traveling is a necessity. It broadens our horizon while exposing the mind, body, and spirit to novel adventures.… Continue reading How to Travel on a Budget