More Than Just a Spring Break: 6 Days in Montego Bay

More Than Just a Spring Break: 6 Days in Montego Bay

I haven’t taken a big trip since I got back from studying abroad almost a year ago and I’ve been inching to go somewhere. Jamaica for Spring Break with my friends was what I had been looking for since we booked the trip in November. My friend said this was more than just a spring break and I couldn’t agree more. For all 3 of us, this was the trip we took that we paid for on our own. We were by ourselves—no family,...Read More
Young, Black, and Abroad: Meet DeVanté

Young, Black, and Abroad: Meet DeVanté

DeVanté Thomas-Pittman is a great friend of mine who, like me, loves to travel. I have been wanting to feature him on my blog for the longest and the time has finally come! Continue to reading to learn about his summer in France and how he afforded to go abroad with a scholarship. I applied for as many scholarships as I could, once I made the decision to go abroad. It was through these scholarships that I was even able to afford my program....Read More
Moving to Malaga for the Summer to be an Au Pair???

Moving to Malaga for the Summer to be an Au Pair???

If you know me or you've just been following this blog then you'll know I love traveling. And I can never stay in one place for too long. So it's no surprise that I put my mind to being abroad this summer, made it happen, and will be spending the summer in MALAGA, SPAIN. my new home as of June 2019 I knew I wanted to be in Europe this summer but I also knew that I wanted to save money for the BIG...Read More
Gap Year Chronicles: Teaching in Spain for a Year

Gap Year Chronicles: Teaching in Spain for a Year

It didn't take long for me to realize that I wanted to take a gap year before attending law school. Undergrad was... a lot. And law school is going to be... a lot. And I want to take a mental break before going through the most rigorous schooling of my life. I knew that I wanted my gap year to be spent traveling and doing something meaningful which is why I decided to teach abroad, specifically in Spain. Being a native English speaker opens...Read More
The Black Traveler Series: Meet Sasha

The Black Traveler Series: Meet Sasha

When I created YoungBlackandAbroad, I originally thought I would use my platform as a way to document my study abroad trip and share my personal travel experiences. As I began creating social media sites for my blog, I realized how many other black people were also abroad and I became curious about their experiences. I started The Black Traveler Series to document the journeys of black travelers all around the world. These are their stories; these are their experiences. Meet Sasha. Sasha is a...Read More
#YoungBlackandLocal: 36 Hours in Asheville

#YoungBlackandLocal: 36 Hours in Asheville

I've lived in North Carolina my entire life and I've never been to Asheville. I know, I'm shocked and disappointed in myself too. But, all of that ends now! My mom and I planned an overnight trip to Asheville and I wanted to do as much as I could in 36 hours in what I've heard is an absolutely beautiful city. Obviously, you could spend way more than 36 hours here and not run out of things to do, but if you're short on...Read More
What They Don’t Tell You About Study Abroad: Being Broke Post Study Abroad

What They Don’t Tell You About Study Abroad: Being Broke Post Study Abroad

Studying abroad is arguably one of the best decisions I've made in my college career to date. I got to spend 3 months living in Spain, learning the Spanish language, experiencing a different culture, and traveling around Europe. I would do it all over again, and maybe for even longer, if I could. Before I left for Spain, I read so many blogs and articles about studying abroad. I thought I was prepared--and to an extent, I was. However, what I wasn't prepared for...Read More
Black Traveler Series: Meet Paige

Black Traveler Series: Meet Paige

When I created YoungBlackandAbroad, I originally thought I would use my platform as a way to document my study abroad trip and share my personal travel experiences. As I began creating social media sites for my blog, I realized how many other black people were also abroad and I became curious about their experiences. I started The Black Traveler Series to document the journeys of black travelers all around the world. These are their stories; these are their experiences. Meet Paige Andrew (Lah Hay)....Read More
Black Traveler Series: Meet Joanne

Black Traveler Series: Meet Joanne

When I created YoungBlackandAbroad, I originally thought I would use my platform as a way to document my study abroad trip and share my personal travel experiences. As I began creating social media sites for my blog, I realized how many other black people were also abroad and I became curious about their experiences. I started The Black Traveler Series to document the journeys of black travelers all around the world. These are their stories; these are their experiences. Meet Joanne Joanne describes herself...Read More
What You Absolutely Need to Pack vs. What You Don’t (Europe Travel)

What You Absolutely Need to Pack vs. What You Don’t (Europe Travel)

When I was packing for my trip, I read so many blogs about what to pack and what not to pack. Now that I'm back, I realized I didn't need or use half the stuff on my lists so I decided to create my own blog post about what to pack vs what to leave at home. These are the essential items (aside from the typical lists) that I think you should absolutely bring with you! WHAT YOU NEED: PopSocket: Okay, here me out. I...Read More