Destinations

Fashiongasms & Hidden Treasure: Jo’burg Market on Main

Johannesburg’s Central Business District (CBD), as the name implies, was once South Africa’s economic pulse, home to all big business during apartheid when it was classified as a Whites only area. When the Group Areas Act that prevented Blacks from stepping foot into the neighborhood was abolished in the 1990’s, the interest of White-owned businesses followed suit, fleeing the area. The CBD’s pearly veneer was lost to unemployment and overcrowding, allowing criminal activity to take center stage. […]

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The Mother Collector

FAQ of the Year: Why are you starting your Round the World Fare in South Africa? Aren’t you from Texas?   This is a tough question to answer without saying, “I love it here, end of story.” In the early stages of planning this trip from home a few months ago I wasn’t  ready to commit to ending my journey in Texas. I’m not  so sure I’ll want this trip to end in a years […]

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Photo Essay: South American Tour

  Upon landing in Bogota after a night bus from Dallas to Houston and two flights the next day I was tired, hungry, and downright grumpy. My mood quickly changed when this delicious meal came into the picture. Complete with tostones, arepas, sausages, steak , potatoes, and fried yuka, a girl couldn’t be happier. As if living on a comfy bungalow above the finca (coffee farm) at the Plantation House in Salento wasn’t enough, the […]

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The Route: South American Tour

For those of you who are new to my travels, this journey actually began in South America last year with the only round-trip ticket I intend to buy for the next year. After parting ways with my old job, I flew to Bogota, Colombia and made my way south along the Pan-American highway, covering Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.  I looped back to Colombia via the Amazon Jungle to catch my return flight in December to be home […]

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