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
How I Edit My Pictures

How I Edit My Pictures

This blog post has been highly requested so here I am giving the people what they want. Today I will be spilling alllll the details on how I edit my pictures. A huge part of the picture taking process isn't actually taking the picture, it's editing it. Editing can turn a crappy picture into a beautiful one--trust me, I've witnessed in many times. There's various ways to edit pictures. You can use photoshop if you're really fancy or if you're like me and want...Read More
My Favorite Art That I Saw Abroad

My Favorite Art That I Saw Abroad

I've always been a fan of art. I love looking at art, interpreting it, and studying it. So, I knew that when I chose to study abroad and travel around Europe, I would be able to see so much art because unlike North Carolina, Europe is filled with amazing art pieces and is home to most of the greatest masterpieces in the entire world. So you could say I was excited to visit some of the most famous art museums in the world. While...Read More
Last Days in Santander

Last Days in Santander

I haven’t been updating my blog regularly because I wanted to really enjoy my last days in Spain. Also, every time I thought about how these were my last days, I’d get sad and not want to right about it. So these posts are coming from the United States. I’m home now and I’ve never been more sad about it. The last days in Spain were some of the best and with the next few blog posts you’ll see why leaving on April 25...Read More
Let’s Talk: Planning Trips While Studying Abroad

Let’s Talk: Planning Trips While Studying Abroad

One of the best parts about studying abroad is that you get to travel to different countries in ways you wouldn't be able to while living in the United States. It's extremely cheap to travel in between different European countries, hostels are huge in Europe and a lot cheaper than hotels, and a lot of tourist attractions and museums have student discounts. During my semester in Spain, I traveled to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, and Berlin. I would often get asked many questions like...Read More