I’m Black, So I’m Kind of a Big Deal in China

We didn’t speak the same language, but the look in her eye told me everything I needed to know. She thought I was someone famous. I was black in China. So, obviously, I had to be Beyoncé. I boarded the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel train for a trip over to the land of odd-looking...

Nomadic Fever: 20 Signs That You’re A Travel Addict

When your every move is about getting your next "travel fix," nomadic fever may be at the root. Here are 20 signs that you are becoming a travel addict.

American Latino Expedition To Olympic National Park

In a few weeks, we're headed to Olympic National Park as part of the @American_Latino 2013 Expedition. Here's why this news is so exciting for us and for other travelers of color.

Cuba Travel: Did Jay & Bey Do Something Wrong?

Everyone's weighing in on Beyonce & JayZ's recent trip to Cuba. Having been myself, I understand the travel process and wanted to examine what's going on here.

Ode To International Friendship

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.

Travel Etiquette: Our Top 5+ Travel Pet Peeves

This week, the Traveling Brown Girls Blog Carnival will be buzzing about travel etiquette, with an emphasis on pet peeves. Check out our top 5+ list, then tell us yours!

Cultural Curosities: New Love for Korean Dramas

Travel is about cultivating the spirit of cultural curiosity for another locale. My latest cultural affection? Korean soap operas! Here's why.

Reflecting on Race: Munich

Mark Twain was right. "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." My experience in Munich reminded me of this truth.

Relaunching BrownGirlsFly!

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!

I Trusted That Ticket Stealing Grandma

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.

Wanderlust & Window Seats: Ms Badu Gets It

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.

Pimpin Ain’t Easy (And Neither Is Blogging) …

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...