Bologna was the last stop on our two-week jaunt through Italy and we had limited time to explore it. In such a short time, we fell in love with the city. Here are 8 of our fave things to do in Bologna in 36 hours.
When I stumbled on this picture today, it reminded me of my friend Nic and what I consider to be my most international friendship. I thought I'd share our story which spans 8 countries and 3 continents.
My fabulous evening reveling in the afterglow of fireworks, great music and local cuisine suddenly turned horribly ugly. Racial slurs, a death threat and a physical altercation left me questioning my once-favorite Italian city.
It's a great day for BrownGirlsFly! For one, We just passed the 1-year anniversary of our blogging adventures and we have so much to be thankful for. To celebrate the milestone, we've redesigned the site. Hope you like it!
She smiled. She comforted. She stole. That ticket-knabbing Grandma on my train across Italy made me reflect on the complexities of trust on the road. Here are some tips for how to find a balance between travel safety & relationship building.
One of our missions is to encourage women of color around the world to spread their wings and fly. So it was painful for us to see this video about the inflated value of men in some cultures and the consequences for women who don't bare a male child.
For someone like me who's been obsessed with the window seat for as long as I can remember, I was excited to hear Erykah Badu's ode to wanderlust, escapism and return. Indulge me as I muse about her "Window Seat" lyrics and what they say to my traveler's soul.
Despite an excited start, the BrownGirlsFly chicas have been quiet for the past couple months. The daily grind and family commitments pilfered some of our spare time, leaving us little head space for blogging. And, our own lull in globetrotting left us lacking some internal...
Globally, it seems that many of the abuses against women are masked as cultural practices. How do we find the balance between protecting an individual's rights and respecting a culture? There are more questions than answers, but the resolution begins with dialogue and desire to...
Though I'm on the lighter end of the color spectrum, one glance at my stature, my facial structure, hair texture, eye shape, and you'd never for one second think I was of Asian descent. So, how did I get my newest nickname "Korean Girl"? Now that's an interesting story.
Though he's no longer with us, our father is the inspiration that fuels BrownGirlsFly. He introduced us to the joys of international travel, the frequent flier mile game, and the culture awaiting us in the world. Thanks for giving us our first taste of wanderlust!
We're Chelle & Crystal Roberts, two sisters with a melanin-infused perspective on travel. Our passion for travel, cultural connections, languages & great deals is insatiable. And, our mission is to inspire others, particularly women like us, to travel more frequently and further outside their comfort zones. Learn more about us.