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How to Travel for the LOW

More than anything I want everyone especially black women to experience the joys of traveling far and wide!  Before I actually started traveling, I had misconceptions on the actual costs involved.  Once I stepped into the reality of my own budget, I found that the vacations that I dreamed of were within reach.  I am a firm believer in sharing the wealth, so I drafted a LONG list of tips on cutting costs while traveling.   Get into this "How to Travel for the Low" post now and be sure to comment with your own tips! Flight Deals If I could [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Black Girls Who Brunch Guide to Rome

Hey friends! I took a vacation from my vacation and rested up before heading back to work.  As typical with any part time bloggers, a vacation from my day job means time to dedicate to my blog!  I spent the last few days creating all of my blog posts for Rome with information about where I stayed, what I saw and of course what I ate! All of these posts came together to create, The Black Girls Who Bruch Guide to Rome! If you want to know all about my Rome trip, start here. Enjoy :). The Must Knows Going to [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

The Bricks Rome Hostel

People, NOT ME, think that I may be a bit high maintenance.  So when I told them that we stayed in a hostel in Rome mouths dropped.  Look, high maintenance aside, I really thought I was on the wrong side of 30 to be staying at a hostel in Europe.  Plus, the idea of shared space and shared bathrooms really was not my idea of a good time!  So I was pretty shut off to the idea of a hostel until I discovered The Bricks Rome Hostel! Finding It When I search for hotels, I use websites like Expedia.  I [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

New Year’s Eve in Rome!

Our last full day in Rome just so happened to be the last full day of 2017!  We spent weeks trying to find things to do for New Year's Eve researching online about public fireworks displays, concerts and Rome traditions.  Once in Rome we asked around for good NYE options and finally settled on a NYE Pub Crawl which was suggested by one of our tour guides.  Here is quick run down of our New Year's Eve in Rome! Before I jump into NYE, here is a quick note about Christmas.  Do not go to Rome on Christmas.  As I [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Getting Around Rome

My sister and I spent a week in Rome and managed to use a lot of modes of transportation during our visit.  Here is my takes on the options as well as some tips for Getting Around Rome! Metro/Subway There are signs everywhere directing you towards the train. By the end of our trip, we had using the subway down!  This was by far the cheapest and most convenient way to travel around Rome.  I should note though that the subway line is not that expansive, so if you want to use the subway be sure to book [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

The Food in Rome

The main reason Rome has remained at the top of my bucket list for years? THE FOOD! I wanted to dine on all of the pasta, pizza and gelato that my stomach could contain! Here are all of the details on the Food in Rome, starting with  my favorite restaurants and ending with a few things I noticed while dining in Rome. Caico De Pepe I added the Caico De Pepe restaurant to my "must try lists" on the recommendation of a fellow Houston blogger.  Then I saw that it received the stamp of approval from Anthony Bourdain so I [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Day Trip to Amalfi Coast

*Cues Upgrade You by Beyonce*  Look, I have wanted to visit the Amalfi Coast ever since Jay-Z mentioned it in his verse on Upgrade You a decade ago.  Over the years images of the beautiful coastal cities on Instagram and Pinterest only heightened my desire to go.   So once my trip to Rome was booked, I knew I would have to travel south one way or another just to see the Amalfi Coast in person.  So check out this quick post about our Day Trip to Amalfi Coast. Getting There We stopped on the side of the windy highways [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Day Trip to Pompeii

I spent the days before heading to Rome finalizing our activities for the trip including day trips.   I shot my sister a text message and asked, "Hey do we need to go to Pompeii?"  She responded, "What is Pompeii."   I was flabbergasted! Apparently my sister slept through that part of World History, so I spent the next thirty minutes explaining how the ancient city of Pompeii was destroyed and covered in ash after a volcano eruption in 79 AD, only to be discovered centuries later.  Now intrigued, she spent the next hour learning everything she could about Pompeii and hours later [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Day Trip to Frascati Italy

Remember when I told you all that blogs are THE best way to research for trips? Let me share with you this win, I got thanks to the blog An American in Rome.  A quick google search lead me to this blog which as the name implies, is curated by an ex-pat living in Rome.  I of course spent hours digging through her content for ideas and found this really cool wine tour through Airbnb Experiences!  The tour would take us to a family owned winery called Merumalia Winery in the town of Frascati for a wine tasting.  Check out [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

12 Must See Attractions in Rome

Happy New Year! I am back from an amazing vacation to Rome and of course the first thing I want to do is share ALL of the details.  Rome has been at the top of my bucket list since the term "bucket list" became a thing.  When my sister and I found a flight deal to Rome during the Christmas and New Year holidays we jumped at the opportunity!  After seven nights in Rome, I have SO much to share.   This is the first of many posts, but lets start out with the 12 Must See Attractions in Rome! Even [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments