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Blogger of the Month | Girl Gone Travel

I have always traveled. As a young teen traveling with my father, I spent most of my time people-watching and not really interacting with the world. As I got older and started traveling on my own, I realized that the people were what I most enjoye... Read More...

Hemingway’s Cuba

Who among my generation hasn’t been influenced by Hemingway? The man, the legend, the prolific writer. He was famous at twenty-five years old and a celebrated w... Read More...

Karen Village | The Mecca of African Art

Enter a world where a mixture of Art, Culture, and African Heritage is nurtured and grown to full maturity for all the world to see. Located southwest of Nairobi city center hosts a city by the name of Karen. The location was named after t... Read More...

EX FILES | Dr. Rafael Montalvo | Cuba

FACES OF EXPATRIATION –  CUBA Born in Germany as an “Air Force Brat,” Rafael Don Q. Montalvo moved to Colorado and was raised in a very diverse community within the Denver/Aurora areas. After the untimely death of his mother at 16 years old, he was ... Read More...

Hip Hop Está Vivo en Cuba

Hip Hop is Alive in Cuba There is a saying in Cuba, “Hip Hop didn’t die, it just went to learn Spanish.” Hip Hop in Cuba is not only very much alive, for those... Read More...

The Joy Spence Appleton Rum Experience

Jamaica’s South Coast is home to the iconic Appleton Estate. Nestled in the Nassau Valley, it is surrounded by winding roads, fields of sugar cane as far as the eye can see, and laying at the feet of majestic mountains. Located in the parish of St. E... Read More...

Blogger of the Month | StampedTribe

How long does it take you to plan a trip? In 2015, Expedia found that consumers visit on average 38 websites before booking a trip. A study by Susan Ho found that, “The average vacation takes around 10 to 20 hours to plan, and even more if you are t... Read More...

Cachaça… I Found My New Drank!

Hey Griots Family! It’s me again, your favorite Nappy Expat, Heather. The last time we spoke, I gave you some insight into Omani cuisine. Well, I’m back with a new “New Love”… Cachaça ("ka-sha-sa"), Brazil’s official national spirit! Like I mentioned... Read More...