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You Deserve to Travel – and it doesn’t have to be expensive!

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As hard working as we all are, we often think travel is something out of reach. Travel is often seen as expensive and an item low on the priority list. Americans leave 52% of unused vacation time at their jobs according to a study conducted by Project: Time Off. Can you imagine yourself sitting on…

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Ola’s Travel Diary: CUBA

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I’m fortunate to be part of a family that places value on travel and exploring other cultures. As a Nigerian American, I got my first taste of international travel from summer long excursions to Lagos to spend time with my grandparents and extended family. From those trips grew a curiosity to see and explore more,…

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The Rise of The Black Travel Movement

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I encourage you to do a little experiment. Go to our trusted Google, search ” travel ” and click on images. Notice anything? See a certain commonality? No. People. Of. Color. Anywhere. Sadly, in 2017, this is the reality and because of this, about 2 years ago, a crop of niche online communities started to…

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3 Powerful Things that Traveling the Globe Taught Me

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I spun the globe around as quickly as I could. With the confidence of a fourth grader, I pointed to each continent and said, “One day I am going there.” My teacher overheard me and reassuring replied, “I believe that you will, Tyra.” My fascination and desire to travel actually began because of my introduction…

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#SHOPPE NAIJA: The Black and Bourgie Shoppe Black Experience in Lagos

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I’ve wanted to attend Social Media Week Lagos for the last five years, ever since my girl Ngozi Odita founded it with a group of fellow Nigerians. The largest innovation and technology convening on the Continent, SMW Lagos is definitely a Nigerian hot spot for the cool girls and guys representing innovation in Africa across industries.…

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How to Negotiate The Ultimate Vacation with your Employer

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In many areas of the world, work is only a part of life with enough time off to actually enjoy the money you earn. In fact, Europeans are among the least-deprived vacationers with some nations across the pond offering up to 30 days off. T-H-I-R-T-Y! Meanwhile here in the US, the average worker gets 15…

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Do Lagos Like This During Social Media Week

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Lagos City The Centre of Excellence. The beating pulse of Africa’s most populous nation. Located in the southwestern point of Nigeria, Lagos is home to approximately 18 million people. The city has a relentless energy that hardly ever disappoints. From February 27 to March 8, Lagos will host Social Media Week and an influx of…

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