Project Jet Away was featured in Parlour Magazine “an online destination for Black women in search of the ever better travel life. From planning her next trip, to creating the hottest itinerary and arriving in style, the editors and contributors of Parlour work in earnest to make sure that we are providing the very best in a manner that no one else is. We know she lives between many worlds, and no matter where she is — we’re right there with her.”
Here are a few of my travel related responses from that "Travel Seven" feature:
The top lesson I’ve learned while traveling is...I learned how to be gentle with myself. I think that sometimes we get caught up on where we are in life and where we would like to be and forget how to just be. It’s ok to be still. Being still doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It’s good for the spirit and gives me a chance to come back refreshed and filled with new ideas upon my return home.
My dream destination or vacation is... A trip to Africa! Accra, Ghana to be exact! I cannot wait to make a trip to the motherland. I cannot wait to experience such rich traditions and culture and to see people like me as the majority for once in my life. Another reason Africa is my dream destination is because I want to share my experience with others here in the U.S. You have no idea how many African and Caribbean Americans are either afraid or have no desire to travel there. I hope by traveling there I can change their minds.
When I’m on the road, I absolutely hate… Planning every second of my trip once I arrive. I used to be an event planner so I’m really good at pre-planning. I create lists, emails with links and pictures. However, once I’m there I don’t want to plan a thing. I just want to go with the flow during the entire trip.
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