Solo Travel in Tokyo During Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Season

Tokyo drifting!  After more than a decade of procrastination, finally booked that trip to Tokyo, Japan. Yes, folks thought I was crazy traveling so far by...

Sightseeing in Osaka, Japan

As a solo female traveler, I enjoy getting off the beaten path (i.e. tourist path) when traveling abroad. So, when I planned my trip...

Candle + Spa Subscription Box Review

Hey Traveling Pearls! I just returned “home” after nine months straight on the road. I actually gave up my apartment last year and spent my...

Kampala Walking Tour + Things to Do

A Day in Kampala + Slum Tour My morning started off with a walking tour of the Kisenyi Slums. Immersing myself in local culture is always...

Walters Boda Boda Tours (Video + Review)

Walters Boda Boda Tours made my time in Kampala unforgettable!  If you want to see all of Kampala, riding on the back of a motorcycle...

Uganda Travel: Sipi Falls Things to Do

Making fresh coffee in Sipi Falls, Uganda Time to get away from the city and explore the mountainside. So, I headed to Eastern Uganda for...

YouTube Travel Videos

https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js YouTube travel videos highlighting my travel journey! Velassaru Maldives Water Villa Fresh off a month long birthday vacation in Maldives and the Velassaru Maldives villa exceeded...

Post-trip debrief: Uganda Missionary Trip

Reflections of mission trip in Uganda I volunteered in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa! The opportunity to serve the community and vacate appealed to me. I...

Lake Mburo Safari National Park + Saso Gorilla Tours Review

Lake Mburo Safari National Park If you're down for a day trip and a long scenic ride, then you'll want to check out Lake Mburo...

5 Tips for Finding the Right Mission Trip to Support

Pray about your mission trip A mission trip is different from other humanitarian work. Often faith-based. So, a good practice is to start, end, and...

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport – Hotel Review

Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport exceeded expectations My international flight into Bali landed in the middle of the night. It was hot and...

Solo Female Travel in Kyoto (and Osaka + Tokyo)

Outside of cherry blossom viewing, my solo travel to Kyoto included a flexible itinerary. Yearning to see as much as I could, I narrowed my...

How you can legally travel to Cuba + Trump’s Cuba Policy...

With travel rules to Cuba constantly changing, many confused American travelers are unaware of how to legally travel to Cuba. In this post, I explain...

Martha’s Vineyard Girls Trip 2017

Musings from Martha's Vineyard! It's my first time on the Vineyard. While my excitement to bond with my sorority sisters was enough, the ultimate experience would...

7 Travel Hairstyles for Natural Hair + Locs

99 problems, don't let hair be one! Traveling is stressful when you think about packing the right number of outfits, for every possible scenario, and the shoes...

Uganda Mission Trip 2017 (Trip Planning)

I’ve always had a philanthropic heart. Helping others at home or abroad brings me joy. And, I don’t serve for accolades. Being blessed to...

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo: a luxury garden oasis (hotel review)

During my vacation to Tokyo, Japan to see cherry blossoms up close and personal, I stayed at luxurious Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, a luxury garden...

Simple Hiking Tips for Every Season

There are several good hiking tips in the blogosphere. In this post, I focus on seasonal hiking tips:  Seasonal Hiking Tips for Summer Hike before...

10 Hiking Tips for Your Next Trip

Planning ahead before hiking is essential for success. Spare yourself drama and consider these 10 hiking tips on your next trip. Water. No brainer,...

Exploring Grand Canyon South Rim

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated hosted our leadership conference this year in Las Vegas! While taking time to serve the Nevada community and develop additional...