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Itโ€™s thankful Thursday ๐Ÿ˜€! This week has felt long. I feel exhausted and I canโ€™t wait til Friday BUT to be honest I canโ€™t take the smile off my face because I am soooo incredibly grateful for the life Iโ€™ve been blessed to live and the choices I have made thus far. Iโ€™ve had amazing experiences, I feel secure in myself ,surrounded by wonderful friends and family, great health, stability and the sun is shinning ! The road wasnโ€™t always easy but Iโ€™m grateful for all of the big to little and current to future blessings in my life. Sending out gratitude and good vibes. Remember tough times donโ€™t last but tough people do. . . . . . . . #blessed #lifeisgreat #grateful #greatfulheart #selfcare #loveyourself #loveothers #feelthelove #happiness #thankful #thankfulthursday #gratitude #choosehappiness #glassishalffull #positivevibes #positivity #smilemore #smile #itsallgood #fridayseve #yay #lifeisgood #issavibe #mood #allsmiles

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Tryna learn how to Smize ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ“ท: @_legally_black . . . . . . . . . #naturallyshesdope #detroit #detroitgirl #naturalhairrules #naturalhairdaily #rockyourglory #smize

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Just add 3 letters to Paris and you have PARADISE ๐Ÿ˜Š . 3 things I โค๏ธ about Paris . What are some of your favorite things?๐Ÿ˜Š . 1 My Initial reaction in story lol . . 2 The Eiffel Tower lights up at night and it looks absolutely beautiful and has an amazing view of the entire city from the top! . . 3 One Word - Macaroons- To die for ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ˜‹ . . . . #paris #france #eiffeltower #eiffel #eiffeltoweratnight #parisbynight #sparkle #sunset #travel #travelgram #citylights #traveldiaries #views #melaninonthego #seetheworld #mustseeplaces #tourist #travelmore #girlonthego #paris๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท #cityoflove #romance #paradise #latergram #happyplace #travelblogger #traveller at Paris, France

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Happy Motherโ€™s Day ! To all the mommas, aunties , church Moms and guardians may you always have all the goodies in youโ€™re bag for us to steal ! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š #happymothersday #mothersday #moms #mompurse #whatyougotinthatbag at Stanley Park

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Did you know it rains 161 days out of the year in Vancouver!? So obviously everyone and their momma and pup ๐Ÿ• comes out to play for the 33 mins of โ˜€๏ธ! . . .Check link in bio for more on Vancouver . . . . . . . . . . #englishbay #sunshine #sunshine_and_shorelines #sunnyday #moments #travelblogger #browngirlbloggers #funinthesun #vancouver #vancouverbc #canada at English Bay

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Detroit โœˆ๏ธ British Columbia. A good friend listens to your adventures. A best friend makes them with you. Almost 15yrs and 6 countries later, Iโ€™m lucky enough to have friends that do both. Go blue ใ€ฝ๏ธ . Whoseโ€™s your travel buddy ? . . Read latest blog on our adventure! . . . . . . . . . . #friends #friendship #friendshipgoals #vancouver #englishbay #canada #travelbuddies #travelbuddy #travelbuddiesforlife #traveliseverything #travelblogger #thosewhowander #travel #travelholic #travelmore #wegotoo #seetheworld #allsmiles #goodtimes #wegowayback #melanin #blackandabroad #blacktraveljourney #detroit #blacktravelgram #millennials #themelanintravelclub #goblue #rainraingoaway #blacktraveler at English Bay

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Whatโ€™s your favorite airline? . . One of the most stressful parts of traveling is looking for the perfect flight . Iโ€™m ALWAYS looking for a good deal and the flight can be one of the most expensive parts of traveling but depending on your destination , time of year or amount of luggage some airlines are better than others . Southwest - is pretty inexpensive and allows you to 2 free checked bags , but their destinations are limited . . Spirit / Frontier- both of these airlines will sell you a cheap flight but EVERYTHING costs. Youโ€™ll pay a separate cost for your seat ๐Ÿ’บ and baggage ๐Ÿ™„. Frontier doesnโ€™t fly as many places as Spirit but if you are looking for a quick get away and feel comfortable traveling with a single carry on these may be your best bet. Great for a short getaway . American - they have a good frequent flier program, decent prices and travel EVERYWHERE . The planes โœˆ๏ธ are a little more worn from my experience but I really like American ๐Ÿ˜Š . United- Trash . Delta- โœˆ๏ธ to most domestic and international destination and in my experience has been the most hospitable. The prices can be a little โฌ†๏ธ but overall good airline . . . . Whatโ€™s your favorite airline and where have you found the best deals ??? . . . . . . . . #catchflightsnotfeelings #flight #flightschool #bestairline #favoriteairline #savemoney #cheapflights #cheap #saver #travel #travelholic #travelproblems #travellingthroughtheworld #destination #passportlife #travelmore #seetheworld #melaninonthego #kissmypassport

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May is Mental Health awareness Month. The stress of work and daily demands can distract us from what we find to be actually meaningful and interesting. Traveling drastically helped reduce my stress and anxiety and made me a better @blackrolemodel for others . Just before I committed to traveling full time I was feeling lost, uninspired , depressed, trapped by my past, and lonely yet always taking care of everyone else. I needed to find my center. Traveling made me feel more connected to the world and connected to myself . A few lessons traveling and being exposed to different people taught me...... . (1) To see the humanity in others , which allowed me to forgive others. Which brings me to my second point... . (2)Forgiveness is something you do for yourself , no one else. Holding on to the past is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to get hurt. . . (3)Leaving an environment does NOT guarantee change . You have to be willing to change your MINDSET and accept the journey YOU are on . (4)Done is better than perfect. I was so worried about doing everything the โ€œrightโ€ way that Iโ€™d get stuck and never get started. The first step gives the confidence for the next . (5)We are all struggling with our own personal battles, donโ€™t be afraid to be vulnerable . We rise by lifting others . (6)Your aptitude toward gratitude is everything. Everyday I wake up saying โ€œtoday will be amazing โ€œ and you know what 90% of the time it is ! ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . #detroit #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #curlsforthegirls #travel #travelmore #curls #blackmentalhealthmatters #blackmentalhealth #takecareofyourself #wonderfulwednesday #stress #stressrelief #selfcare #lessonlearned #forgiveness #humanity #gratitude #mindfulness #positivevibes #positivity #blackrolemodels #rolemodel #traveldiaries #travelgram #traveltips #thetravelwomen #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentor #educator at Detroit, Michigan

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There is really nothing very significant about this bridge. It was built in 1828 and is the narrowest road bridge in Paris. The attraction it holds is purely romantic! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉโค๏ธโค๏ธ The small, cheap, usually quite unremarkable padlocks acquire emotional value for millions of travelers each year. Lovers from all over the world come here to commemorate a date and bind their love for all time. Lol well at least until it gets crowded and they cut them off but you get what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ . . . Tag a romantic ! ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ . . . . . . . . . #love #lovelockbridge #lovelocks #paris #iloveyou #iloveyouall #travelguide #travel #travelblogger #explore #romance #romanticplace #endlesslove #france #travelstory #wanderlust #travelnow #traveljunkie #thetravelwomen #blacktravelfeed #blacktraveljourney #blacktourist #blackandabroad #millennials #blackgirlstraveltoo #curlyhair #curls #naturalwanderlust #unconditionedroots #curlsabroad at Love Lock Bridge, Pont De L'archeveche Paris

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โ€œThe most precious gift we can offer someone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love , they bloom like flowersโ€ ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ Always make sure to take care of the ones you love. You donโ€™t need the love of everyone just a few really great people. ๐Ÿ˜Š May not have it all but donโ€™t forget to smile when you find youโ€™ve stumbled into a beautiful moment . . . . . . . . . #gratitude #family #attention #dontforgettosmile #smelltheroses #seaofflowers #family #sisters #love #gifts #blessings #blessing #mindfulness #takecare #takecareofeachother #beauty #belleisle #nature #smile #detroit #detroitisbeautiful #melaninmagic #sisterlylove #moments #investinwomen #choosehappiness #lovemore #๐ŸŒผ #terrifictuesday #homeiswheretheheartis #beautyinyourownbackyard at Belle Isle Park 2

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Flashback 4/20: I remember this day like it was yesterday . I arrived in Amsterdam and immediately learned two things . . . 1. There are more bikes ๐Ÿšฒ in Amsterdam than cars ๐Ÿš— . 2. I ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ out of a smoke shop with a โ€œbrownieโ€ . As soon as I stepped out I walked right into a police officer . ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ. I was so scared . To my surprise he asked to share . So oddly enough I on 4/20 I broke bread with the ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. NEVER in a million did I think that would happen! . . . . . Anyone have a funny 4/20 or Amsterdam story ? ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚ please share ! . . . . . . . . #amsterdam #netherlands #420 #lit #fbf #travelguide #travelmore #traveldeeper #traveliseverything #femaletravelbloggers #instadiary #travelstories #seetheworld #wanderlust #browngirlbloggers #blogger #europe #youngblacktravelers #millennials #freedom #youngwildandfree #theflytravelers #blackwomenarepoppin #funny #wheninrome at Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Sun came out today and now I donโ€™t know how to act ! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ . . . . . . . . . #friday #mood #sunsout #sunsoutgunsout #selfie #โ˜€๏ธ #happiness #allsmiles #ohhappyday #girlonthego #melanin #curls #curlspoppin #naturalhair #blackgirlmagic #unconditionedroots #natural #run #joy #blackandwhite #travel #travelblogger #curlyhairdontcare #curlyhairnetwork

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Current mood. Anybody else ?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ lol . . . . . #lazysunday #elephants #rainydays #done #sundaymood #sundaychills #nahfam #letmesleep

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I loved Vancouver ๐Ÿ˜Š. I met some of the nicest people EVER. Even the babies are friendly! Even Babies waved , said high to every single person and blew me kisses! How cute is that! โ˜บ๏ธ I was surrounded by what felt like all the cutest puppies in the world ! Like everyone has a dog! ๐Ÿ˜‚Itโ€™s a beautiful place if you can handle a little rain โ˜”๏ธ. . . . Blog post coming soon on my time in Vancouver, British Columbia. ๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . . . . #vancouver #britishcolumbia #canada #aircanada #travelguide #traveldeeper #travelblogger #femaletravelbloggers #catchflights #bekind #besos #bestplacestogo #melaninonthego #traveldiaries #traveladdict #globetrotter #seetheworld #girlonthego #wanderlust #beautifuldestinations #allsmiles #ilovetravel #feelinginspired #vacation #instagood #instagood #goodvibes #blacktraveljourney at Vancouver, British Columbia

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