24 Hours in Vegas

A trip to Vegas seems like a right of passage for American travelers.  It's like the introduction into traveling around the country.  My first few visits happened in my early twenties and I thought it was EVERYTHING.  Ten years have passed since my last visit to Vegas, but once I heard that Silk Sonic would be performing a residency in Vegas, I knew it was time for my return!  I have long referred to Vegas as a weekend city and initially planned to make it a weekend trip for the concert. Before I could book, my friend said Erika we [...]

By |2022-05-19T16:21:32-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Hoorae takes DC

Made a trip to one of my favorite cities, Washington DC, for an event created by Issa Rae's production company Hoorae.  Hosted at the Kennedy Center, the event centered around connecting with other creators.  Here is a brief recap of what we ate and saw during Hoorae Takes DC. The Cherry Blossoms While we were there for the Hoorae event, the organizers just happened to pick a weekend that fell during cherry blossom season. Despite all of my visits to DC, I had never caught the cherry blossoms in full bloom which apparently lasts about two weeks.  It felt odd [...]

By |2022-04-02T14:45:01-05:00April 2nd, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Where Black People Live in Houston

Let's talk about Where Black People Live in Houston.  Years ago I created a neighborhood guide with the intended audience being fellow Houstonians or recent transplants.  I never finished part two (my fault), but part one showed my favorite spots in some of the quintessential neighborhoods in Houston.  Google searches are interesting particularly with my blog including the word "Black" in it.  As such, black people who were looking to move to Houston found my blog when trying to find the best neighborhoods for Black families.  So I started getting emails asking me "where should I live" and whew THE [...]

By |2022-03-18T11:29:53-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Tips and Tricks|14 Comments

Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Work brought me to Raleigh at the perfect time, the week of Charleston Wine & Food, so I made an executive decision to make the four drive to Charleston to partake.  Not a single a regret.  This would be my third trip to Charleston (recapped the first trip here and the second one here), but with the festival activities this trip was a tad different.  I lucked up and got media for the event which gave me access to some of the cool signature events, plus I learned more details on navigating the event for future visits  Here is my [...]

By |2022-03-17T18:18:37-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Visiting Shreveport-Bossier for Mardi Gras

A few weeks back I accepted an invite from Visit Shreveport - Bossier to visit their area for Mardi Gras weekend.  I am always down to visit a new city so I excitedly accepted the offer.  While I was familiar with elements of Mardi Gras, I was not too familiar with Shreveport-Bossier, but entered this trip with a blank slate open to see what the area had to offer.  Through the weekend, I got a taste of so many elements of the city and had a great time.  Here is a recap of Visiting Shreveport-Bossier for Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras [...]

By |2022-03-12T19:30:45-06:00March 12th, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Guide to Mexico City

Hey friends!  Mexico City has been top of my travel wish list for many years and thankfully it was on my sister's too.   She's been studying Spanish and really wanted an opportunity to test out her skills.  I of course was along for the food and culture.  With both of us aligned on the destination, we booked our trip to Mexico City for mid January flying AeroMexico.   It was a short weekend trip so we did not get to see it all.  I do however intend on going back soon, but in the meantime here is my Guide to Mexico [...]

By |2022-01-22T14:55:30-06:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Blackity Black Events for 2022

Listen, I will travel to just about anywhere for any type of event if it has good food, people and fun activities.   But, events that cater to black folks hold a special place in my heart and will shoot right to the top of my “must visit” list.  After visiting events like Essence Festival several times, the inaugural Family Reunion or a good ole HBCU football classic, I started thinking about what are the quintessential black events.  I polled my audience and did some googling as well.  Here are some of the events I came up i.e. Blackity Black [...]

By |2022-03-20T13:23:30-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Traveling Foodie|7 Comments

Weekend in Memphis

This year has been a year of travel, making up for 2020.  As you probably can tell, I love a weekend trip especially when traveling domestically.  Earlier this year my friend recommended a weekend trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the Southern Heritage Classic.  This game would match up Jackson State University coached by Deion Sanders and Tennessee State University coached by Eddie George.  Considering that I have family in Memphis, had never been AND Southwest had cheap flights?! This seemed like an easy yes for a Weekend in Memphis. Where to Stay For this trip we opted to stay at [...]

By |2021-09-17T12:52:37-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

10 Takeaways from the Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort.   Hosted by Sheila Johnson and Chef Kwame Onwuachi the event aimed to celebrate the black culinary and hospitality world while taking the form of a traditional black folks family reunion.  With chefs from all over the world, panels of experts and a great crowd of "cousins" this may be one of the best events I have ever attended as a food blogger.  As you can imagine, I have lots of thoughts to share in this recap so lets get in to the 10 Takeaways [...]

By |2021-08-30T21:43:36-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Why is Everyone Visiting Houston?

Let me start with two things about me.  The first is, I love to travel, domestic and international.  The second is that I LOVE my hometown of Houston, heck I basically dedicated a whole blog to it.  I truly cannot see myself living anywhere else.  I love the culture of Houston, the diversity, the size, the people, the opportunities and so much more.  Well when you combine these two things, one would think I would get the appeal for tourists visiting my hometown.  Well... I am still a bit confused as are many other Houstonians.  We really are asking ourselves... [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:33:28-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|1 Comment
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