5 Easy Ways to Have a Great Vacation in Bad Weather

Posted On Friday, February 17th, 2017
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

My trip to the Bahamas last month was an adventure to say the least. It was originally scheduled for last November {thanks to an awesome deal on JetBlue}, but Hurricane Matthew came along and slammed the Bahamas hard. Once the island recovered I was happy to finally make my trip and stay at the Riu Palace Paradise Island. But just as I was prepping for my getaway, the forecast predicted windy weather and cooler than average temps.
However, I still managed to have an awesome trip. Whether it’s wind, rain or choppy waters, here’s how to have a good trip, even with bad weather.

Traveling with Natural Hair – The Only Products You Need for Your Carry On

Posted On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

Traveling with Natural Hair - Must Haves for Your Carry On Bag
Traveling with natural hair can feel like a burden, especially if you love to pack light but are used to a ton of products. You want to keep your mane in tact but don’t want to bring the creams, leave-ins, oil, edge control and other items with you. So what’s a girl to do?
You really only need a few items to keep your natural hair looking great throughout your vacation in any climate.

What’s In My Bag – On the Go Travel Must Haves

Posted On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Travel on a Dime

This post is sponsored by Dove and Simply Stylist. All opinions are my own {but you know that by now!}. 

What's In My Bag - On the Go Travel Must Haves

Sigh, I was supposed to be on a beach in the Bahamas, but Hurricane Matthew postponed that trip. However, being the anal retentive person I am, my bag was already packed a week ago. You know I’m the queen of the I-don’t-do-checked-bags! 

And since I only do carry-on, that means every item in my bag has to count, especially when it comes to my beauty routine.  

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How I Broke a Travel “Rule” and Saved Over $400 on a Flight

Posted On Monday, September 12th, 2016
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

How I Broke a Travel “Rule” and Saved Over $400 on a Flight
I’m going to the Bahamas!!! Ok, sorry for the exclamation points. But I’m super excited. It’s a belated birthday trip, blogiversary celebration and girlfriends getaway all in one.

Initially I delayed booking the flight because I refused to pay $500 for one way. Yikes! But being flexible by one day, I was able to save almost $500. And all because I broke a travel “rule.”

How to Pack A Carry-On Like a Pro {7 Looks, 3 Pairs of Shoes & More!}

Posted On Monday, July 25th, 2016
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime

How to Pack A Carry-On Like a Pro {7 Looks, 3 Pairs of Shoes & More!}
Packing a carry-on bag is a skill. Seriously, it’s a major skill to pack several outfits for several occasions in a single bag that can fit in the overhead compartment on a plane.

Though I consider myself the queen of carry-on, I know others who look at packing as a major challenge. And that’s why I teamed up with ESSENCE Live {Essence magazine’s weekly online show} to demonstrate exactly how to master the carry-on life.