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Beautiful Skies in Houston, Texas *Bey-Bay*

I have to be really honest, and just get this out of the way. Houston is not what I imagined. I’ve heard so many songs shouting out Houston, and it just didn’t live up to that. The place is really spread out, so it’s hard to figure out where are the hot spots besides touristy places. As far as the social scene goes, it doesn’t live up to the hype--at least not for this trip. But, I still got what I needed from my stay.


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NOLA, Do you love me?

I had the “Girls Trip” I always wanted.

I fell in love with New Orleans on the first day of my first trip there in 2016. It’s the only place other than Bermuda and Mexico that I plan to visit EVERY year. It is indeed my favorite place on Earth, and it cannot be topped. If Black American culture was a place, it would be New Orleans.

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Featured, PlacesShavon Greene
What I Learned After Visiting “Home” Again

My last visit home ended in a full circle moment.

There is a running joke in my town of Barnwell, South Carolina, that was on a meme I saw once: “you know y’all are really dating when you take them to Walmart.” Y’all because it’s South Cak. And, Walmart because it’s the most interesting place in my town. Well, at least I thought until my last trip there this past August.

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Featured, PlacesShavon Greene
I Turned 30 in Mexico City, Mexico

I am a birthday person. I call my birthday: "my new year." I get excited about other people's birthdays, too. So, if you were ever important in my life (even slightly) I still remember your birthday. I plan my birthday months in advance. Making it to 30 is a milestone, so I wanted to do something major. I was planning a family dinner, but then decided almost last minute that I wanted to travel to a place I've never been alone.  A writer I follow on Instagram was sharing her experience in Mexico City.

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Halloween 2017: Paying Homage to Frida Kahlo

I "rediscovered" something about myself: I love Halloween. Halloween was a favorite as a child. The dressing up and going out into the community with the other kids just to say "trick or treat" and be rewarded with candy. My favorite memory includes almost losing all of my favorite lollipops and candy corn running from a madman dressed like the serial killer in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

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I Got My Gumbo in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans has been on my wish list for years. So, when my sister next work assignment was there, I booked my tickets to invade her space the following week. The first night we were killing some time by the rooftop pool when we heard a band playing. We ran down to the street and a local high school band all the way down near Bourbon Street. That's what I love about New Orleans.

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Harriet Tubman's Home in Auburn, NY (2016)

H A R R I E T   T U B M A N is my hero.

Last April, I finally visited T H E   H A R R I E T    H O M E  in Auburn, NY.

The tour guide told us stories about Tubman's life from start until her death. (Some facts I didn't know. I don't want to spill here because I strongly suggest you go for yourself.) After that, we went into the nursing home, which she had built for the elderly. We saw photographs of her and her family members, the actual bed she slept in, her bible and everyday household things she used. Her house, which is at the front of the property is still being renovating.

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