Travel Dad Blog #1

Well… I’m back… I haven’t had the time or made the time since Myspace to blog, but I figured now’s a good time to crank it back up!  Let’s skip the 13 year gap and jump right in though!So why am I making my comeback?  Well, I’m getting old,...

Cheap flights with UEG and SkyScanner!

We are announcing a new partnership with Skyscanner and the largest African American travel group in the US, Urban Events Global!  Click on one of the below links to download the Skyscanner App to your phone, and start booking cheap flights today!  Simply download, and test it out to...

Uber vs. Lyft!?

Uber vs. Lyft… First of all, both companies are offering discounts and/or free rides to voting booths, so please don’t let transportation stop you from hitting the polls!  Second of all, after you vote, the Urban Events Global take on it is simple; pick the cheapest one for your trip...

Travel Insurance is key!

Covered Reasons for Travel Insurance! OneTrip – Protect your next journey with single-trip travel insurance. For an international trip, consider plans that include emergency medical and emergency medical transportation benefits. To protect your financial investment in travel, choose a plan with trip cancellation/interruption benefits. – Trip Cancellation Reimburses your prepaid,...

Florence Italy

ITALIA So from Monaco, we traveled by taxi back to Nice, where we flew from Cote D’Azur Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. We had a 3 hour lay-over then off to Firenze-Peretola Airport in Florence. Italy was a totally different scene than Monaco especially with the...

How to travel without breaking the bank (Part 2 via air)

If you prefer to fly, I also have some other tools that might help you save money. A. Google flights When I want to travel right away, but don’t really know where to go, I like to use google flight’s “Explore Map”. All you have to do is select...

How to travel without breaking the bank (Part 1 via road)

I travel a lot and everyone always asks me how I do it. I will be sharing the tools I use when planning my trips in two blog posts. Part 1 will cover the tools I use when traveling via road, and then Part 2 will list the tools...

Island-hopping: Barbados & Trinidad

Last Thanksgiving, Hubster and I went to the Caribbean for a whole week! We island hopped between Barbados & Trinidad, and it was so beautiful that I took tons of pictures. Enjoy! Barbados Trinidad I would like to take a second to thank each and everyone for supporting the...

10 Ways to Explore Lisbon in 48 Hours

When one hears Portugal, one immediately thinks of Lisbon (known as Lisboa by the Portuguese). This makes sense considering that it is the capital of Portugal. Lisbon was the last place I visited in Portugal on my 10 day tour. However, as a result of having explored more of...

14 Reasons Why Portugal Deserves Its Own Trip

Has Portugal ever been on your travel bucket list? If not, you are not alone! The reality is that the majority of people travel to Portugal either as a layover or as a joint trip with Spain and/or Morocco. Portugal, in many ways is Spain’s little brother (or sister,...

#TravelHappy The Mobile Passport App!

“FORGET YO LINE SUCKA!” I literally scream this as I run towards the screening agent at the exit of customs (internally of course cause.. I’m not that crazy) If you ever get the chance to witness it, it’s more of a smirk and a skip as I saunter past...

Fat Girl Travel Tips

Some of you may have never noticed this about me, and I completely understand because my awesomeness is overwhelming but.. I’m fat! Save your ‘what the health’ comments because all it does is make me want bacon and then YOU become part of the problem. This post isn’t about...

Oh snap! Bangkok, Thailand!

Close your eyes with me. ( I know, I know, you’re reading so not literally) Now… Close your eyes with me. Picture large rusted buildings. See the colorful Broadway type signs. Imagine tall polls wrapped haphazardly with hundreds of electrical wires. Now look at the street. It’s dirty. Newspapers...

Urban Events Global Latest Newsletter!

Urban Events Global July 6th, 2018 Good afternoon! We have a lot of great news to share… The summer edition of Urban Camp Weekend 2018 is in the books, and the Fall event tickets are on sale now! In August/September, we’re heading to Barbados… are you ready for Labor Day...

All about Jamaica

Apr 04, 2018 by Bill Collins in Blacks Who Travel Jamaica is a destination that most people have heard of.  It has beautiful beaches, excellent food and is rich in culture. It is a proud Country with black roots and is one of the top Caribbean destinations.  People already know that you can...

A Map Of Wireless Passwords From Airports And Lounges Around The World (Updated Regularly)

Finding an open wireless connection in many airports isn’t always easy, or possible, without a password (or local phone number which is stupid). The difficulty of getting online is why I asked you for and created an always-up-to-date list of airport wireless passwords around the world. You’ve been sending me your tips...

24 Hours In Mykonos

by Anisa Biggs Dear Diary, Welcome to Mykonos! Mykonos is known as the party island. I knew I was in party zone based off the souvenir shops. Everything screamed, “Spring breakers come here”. Shirts said: “save a lollipop suck a ****” “good girls go to heaven, bad girls go to...

FIRST COUPLE’S TRIP: 10 TIPS TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST BAECATION

FIRST COUPLE’S TRIP: 10 TIPS TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST BAECATION Estimated Reading Time: 10 Minutes It’s official! Your relationship has advanced to the next level.  Your partner has finally uttered those three magical words–“let’s travel together.” You’re initially excited about the idea of venturing off to an exotic country...

The Krewe of Orleans Mardi Gras Ball 2018

The Krewe of Orleans Mardi Gras Ball 2018   THE PREAMBLE As Seabrum “Breeze” Richardson exits Nate’s Seafood (https://www.natesseafood.com) on the Northern side of the Dallas Fort Worth area on a gloomy, humid Sunday afternoon, he gently cuddles something swaddled in wrapping tissue as if it were the newest...

3 Travel Tips for 2018

3 Travel Tips for 2018 Let’s kick off 2018 with my top 3 travel tips: Tip 1: BECOME #TEAMCARRYON There’s countless reason why you should become #Teamcarryon here’s a few.  Avoiding Baggage fees! Airlines charge upwards of $35 for the 1st checked bag and more for additional pieces. Being team...

Backpacking Across South America: M0ner0

The type of place you bring the woman you want to impress. #noryauyos #vilca #huancaya #lima #peru Backpacking Across South America: MOnerO July 13th, 2017 One of the greatest things about social media is that you get to e-meet people that you probably would’ve never met in “real” life....

Philly In Less Than 24Hrs.

It was on a Friday afternoon, I was sitting at work, fake busy and just counting down the hours until it was time to go, when out of nowhere, I just decided that I wanted to book a flight and go somewhere the next day, and I didn’t care...

Gap Year

Gap Year 1-1 Are you Chicken?? Published by Lawrence On October 19, 2017 We all have different opportunities presented to us at numerous times in our lives but you know what, sometimes we are just too chicken to take advantage of them.  Yeah I said it. You, me, us, we just get...

BARBADOS WAS SO GOOD TO ME!

First I want to say HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY BARBADOS!! Barbados was a TIME! I’m almost speechless about my experience. First of all, you know I’m greedy so let’s talk about the food first. I was having so much fun that I didn’t even get to REALLY experience the food...

URBAN EXCURSION WEEKEND: ST. THOMAS

I found out about Urban Excursion Weekend from some friends I visited when I was in Tampa. They travel all the time and knew that I did too. Everyone thought it would be a dope idea if we all go together and THAT it was! Urban Excursion Weekend is...

10 DAYS IN CUBA

I was fresh off the plan from Puerto Rico and a week later I was off to Cuba. My mom called me one day and just basically told me I was going to Cuba. I was resistant at first because I wanted to focus on some other things but eventually,...

Cheap flight strategies please!

HOW TO BOOK AN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT FOR $400 OR LESS ““The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. ””— SAINT AUGUSTINE Sydney, Australia | RT Ticket $390 Secrets don’t last long in this town, and I’m about to reveal the biggest one of...

10 Signs You’ve Found the Right Travel Buddy

     Finding the right travel buddy can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack. The person you travel with can literally make or break the trip sometimes. Many people prefer to travel solo. I’ve traveled solo before and although it’s very liberating, I still enjoy sharing my experiences...

Cheap Flights!?

How to Strategically Book Flights at the Lowest Fares   If you’re anything like me then, you’re constantly in search of the best deals. I used to spend hours, days, weeks stalking airfares and doing price comparisons for trips until I finally learned to utilize tools, points, booking engines, cash...

My Athens, Greece Bucket List

Dear Diary, Welcome to Athens, Greece! Athens has a mix of breathtaking views, history, shopping and a variety of entertainment that travelers must explore. I am challenging you to check out my favorite things to do while in Athens.1-ACROPOLIS: If you’re visiting Athens, you’re probably visiting Acropolis and a few...

WHEN BLACK, GROWN AND SEXY MEETS CAMPING: URBAN CAMP WEEKEND

August 15, 2017 WHEN BLACK, GROWN AND SEXY MEETS CAMPING: URBAN CAMP WEEKEND by Ashlee Harris They say Black people don’t camp. Obviously, they haven’t been to Urban Camp Weekend. Now, yes, traditionally, outdoor enthusiast’s demographics in the U.S. are mostly White. Some suggest that is because minorities overall may not...

Bahamas – Urban Excursion Weekend 2017 Press Release

(Bahamas Press Release) LARGEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TRAVEL GROUP HEADS TO THE BAHAMAS URBAN EXCURSION WEEKEND 2017 The largest African-American travel group is set to visit the Bahamas on September 1st – 4th, 2017 – Labor Day Weekend. Urban Events Global is an adventure traveling group with annual events hosted around...

FDBK Ep. 138 – The Black Travel Experience with Kevin Knight from Urban Events Global

FDBK Ep. 138 – The Black Travel Experience with Kevin Knight from Urban Events Global Skiing, camping, and world travel are activities not often associated with the African American community. Kevin Knight, founder of Urban Events Global, aims to change this mindset by providing an avenue through the barriers of...

Death at the Grand Canyon?

I visited the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas, Nevada through GC Tours. It’s a bus tour that picks you up from your hotel, takes you to the Hoover Dam, Route 66, and allows for three hours at the Grand Canyon. I chose the South Rim tour and only paid...

London, England

 I was afforded the opportunity to visit Europe again and next on the list was London! Finally, I could visit a country and not have to worry about the language barrier. Yes, an accent, but at least I could understand what was said if I listened closely. London...

AO in Tokyo!

I’ve never been to the far West – no not California – but so far West that it became East, as in Asia! So a couple of my friends and I decided to celebrate our birthdays in Tokyo, Japan! It’s always been a dream and I was excited to...

When In Rome

I got the opportunity to visit the oldest city in the World and a place of great significance for Christianity! It was amazing to walk among the same streets as people in the Bible days and see the amazing architecture and beautiful art around the city. Rome is six...

Fun in the Sun…but at what cost? Maui, HI

Guess where I went for my next trip? One of my dream spots to visit – Hawaii! I’ve always dreamed of visiting Hawaii and imagined it as an exotic tropical paradise. To my pleasure, I had the opportunity to travel there in March.  It was just as beautiful as...

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