Despite my passion for travel and a second hat as a travel journalist, Greece hadn’t yet made its way on my ‘been there, done that’ list. Prior to this trip my nearest connection to the host country of the first modern-day Olympics back in 1896, was a short-lived stay on Greek Street (London). 15 years... Continue Reading →
Travelmaking Kai & Shay’s Day Out at Somerset House, London
My niece Shay is my special guest blogger, sharing her experience at "Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers!" in her own words... With the help of her friend (a cartoon character I created), TravelmakingKai!
Bogotá Highlights: Galería African Diaspora Opens to Showcases Afro-Colombian and African artists
My first introduction to Black culture in Colombia, having arrived fresh off the plane in Bogota, was a visit downtown for the opening of Galería African Diaspora... The irony of the gallery name and my mission to connect African-diaspora stories, didn't go unnoticed! Looking for Travel accommodation? Get £25 off Your First Airbnb booking or £9 off an Airbnb... Continue Reading →
How Kai Got Her #MoJo Back in Brazil!
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is one of my all-time favourite films! On many levels I can relate to Stella (played by the amazing Angela Bassett); a forty-something, highly successful corporate black woman from San Francisco who is persuaded by her friend to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica in an attempt... Continue Reading →
Ojire Moda Afro: Jewellery of the Ancestry
Beautiful hand crafted jewellery created by Ojire, a Brazilian artisan jewellery designer who's work centres around the cowry shell; a symbol used in connection of African and AfroBrazilian culture.
What I Learnt (and what I really didn’t want to hear) from my recent Blog Audit
One of the key frustrations of being a life-style blogger has to be the lack of eyes on your blog (blog traffic). After all, is there much point in writing a blog if no-one's even reading your content?... And how can people read your blog if they can't even find it (here's where SEO -... Continue Reading →
The Year Of Return: Why Ghana is set to be the #1 African Destination for Africans in the Diaspora
2019 – The Year of Return
“In the year 2019, we open our arms even wider to welcome home our brothers and sisters in what will become a birthright journey home for the global African family.” - President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana.
6 Paulistas and São Paulo-Based Influencers That Will Change Your Perception Of Brazil’s Largest City
São Paulo is home to 12.2 million people, with a total of 21.6 million living in its metropolitan area - this city defines the meaning of 'a concrete jungle'! Here are 6 influencers who made me feel less of a stranger and more at home than I could have ever expected...
Tabom No Brasil: Arriving in Salvador da Bahia
I arrived in Salvador da Bahia, the land my Tabom ancestors left close to 200 years ago for their freedom in West Africa, more specifically Accra Ghana (then the Gold Coast). I almost didn't include Salvador in this Brazil trip after flight prices sky rocketed due to the holidays, and my credit card suddenly not... Continue Reading →
Innclusive or Airbnb? This post might help you decide on the home-sharing platform to use when booking your next trip!
When it comes to travel, deciding where to stay is almost as important as planning your trip itself! Safety, comfort, accessibility - these are just a few key factors to bare in mind. If you've decided to opt-out of staying in hostel or hotel for a more local feel - Innclusive and Airbnb offer just... Continue Reading →