Fun Facts From Valencia

I was talking to Ally about our travels and decided to share a few fun facts with you all. For those of you that do not know, Alyssa a.k.a “Ally” is my 20 year-old college junior that I have been exploring Spain with. People often refer to her as my mini me. Ally’s top travelContinue reading “Fun Facts From Valencia”

Self Reflection in Spain

In addition to being fascinated by exploring new places, I enjoy travel because it gives me time for self-reflection. It is so easy when you are in the midst of your day to day routine to lose sight of the basic things that are necessary for a healthy existence. My self-reflection on this trip beganContinue reading “Self Reflection in Spain”

Mommy Daughter Travel Adventures in Barcelona, Spain

Hi guys! Ally and I are really enjoying our adventures in Spain! Tomorrow we are hopping on the train and headed to the city of Valencia for a couple of days to hang out with our family. But, before we leave Barcelona, I wanted to share some of the highlights from our stay here. WhenContinue reading “Mommy Daughter Travel Adventures in Barcelona, Spain”

Phoenix, Arizona Forged a Place in My Heart: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

When I walked through the streets of downtown Phoenix, I felt like I belonged. I felt free. I felt as though I had finally found my landing spot (I felt this feeling when I was surfing in Maui many years ago too! LOL!). Anywho enough about my deep feelings for Phoenix. I wanted to takeContinue reading “Phoenix, Arizona Forged a Place in My Heart: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

Miami! Miami!: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

Miami will definitely be seeing me again and again! What a great vibe! The most challenging part of planning this trip was deciding where to stay. I was initially determined to try to recreate my Airbnb Atlanta experience but had no luck finding an affordable, beautiful space such as the one I stayed at inContinue reading “Miami! Miami!: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

Montgomery, Alabama: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

In my recent column for the Bertie Ledger-Advance, I wrote about my travels to Montgomery, Alabama, to visit The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, and, The National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This was such an inspiring trip that I decided to share my journey with you. As an African-American woman and mother,Continue reading “Montgomery, Alabama: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

January is coming- Birthday Shenanigans

Hi all! It is almost time to celebrate year 48 for me. I am so excited about my upcoming birthday travels. Last year my then boyfriend recommended we celebrate our birthdays in Cabo San Lucas. This was my first trip to Mexico and I had a blast (when my boyfriend and I were not bickering).Continue reading “January is coming- Birthday Shenanigans”

Thanksgiving in Cape May, NJ: Tonza’s Travel Adventures

I was hoping to convince my family to return to New York for another fun-filled vacation, so when my mother suggested we spend Thanksgiving in Cape May, New Jersey, I was less than thrilled. It had been years since I traveled to Cape May and, there was nothing in my memory bank that made meContinue reading “Thanksgiving in Cape May, NJ: Tonza’s Travel Adventures”

NOLA! NOLA! – “Mecation” adventures

As I boarded the plane to begin my trip to NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana) I was so excited. I was going to spend the next several days doing exactly what I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted. Some of my family and friends questioned whether or not I had gone off the deep endContinue reading “NOLA! NOLA! – “Mecation” adventures”