Flying in “Style”

One of my favorite subjects to discuss especially with female travelers is airplane attire. It has taken some time personally for me to find my perfect airplane attire. There's many pieces of information to think about before figuring what to wear to fly: 1) The departing city's weather: there's no need to freeze or sweat … Continue reading Flying in “Style”

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Boo I am pooped! Woke up early (but not hungover), got breakfast and went to class. We did an ice breaker so I definitely know everyone’s name. Our class was boring but will learn a lot I hope. It’s just in a  lounge in the hotel lobby. SOCI/CRUJU: Crime and HIV/AIDS in South Africa is … Continue reading Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What I hate about road trips…

I am a well rounded traveler. When I say that I mean that I will go by foot, car, bus, train, plane, boat, whatever! All of it is a new adventure. Now, I don't love walking (I have an ankle that needs a second surgery, and sometimes I'm lazy), but it is driving that causes … Continue reading What I hate about road trips…

Home Sweet Home Part 3: New Jersey

Before I even get into this post….IF YOU ARE A NEW JERSEY HATER, JUST SKIP THIS POST. Just don’t even bother. I do not understand the hate. I don’t understand the jealousy. I don’t understand the distrust. HOWEVER, this article is a love letter to New Jersey so just go away if you don’t agree. … Continue reading Home Sweet Home Part 3: New Jersey

Where is home? (Part 1)

A Drifter must start somewhere... I realize that in a blog about travel and life, people want to get to know the blogger. And no matter where I travel to, there is obviously a place I call home. Now a wise man reminded me “Home is where the heart is”. For me, home has been … Continue reading Where is home? (Part 1)

The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 3

So at this point, I’ve taken the risk of buying a 2 piece. My mind just kept saying, you’ll be in foreign country. Why not?!?! And in typical JP style, I continued to shop. I figured that a spent a good amount of money on the first bikini, let’s see if stores sell plus size … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 3

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

Today was a full day. Woke up early for breakfast then jumped on the bus for a tour of Pretoria (the town we’re staying in). It’s a BEAUTIFUL place. Big, rich houses (the white people), old Black communities, mountains, hills…ugh just beautiful! I took lots of pictures and had a good time. I started to … Continue reading Tuesday, January 6, 2009 – South Africa

The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 2

For all my fellow chubby travelers, we know the stress and pressure of finding a good bathing suit. Particularly one that is best for laying out, absorbing the sun and as I like to call it: “Collecting all the melanin I can”. This year, I decided to go out in a limb. In the new … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Part 2

The Perfect Bathing Suit: Story 1

Now this is a topic that many, many women I know fret about leading into a vacation. The hardest thing is finding a bathing suit that is flattering but also practical for what you are doing. Are you swimming in the ocean? Make sure you boobs don’t fall out! Are you laying out to tan? … Continue reading The Perfect Bathing Suit: Story 1

January 4, 2009 – South Africa

Today I left the U.S. It felt wrong. I felt like I should stay, be with my friends and family, specifically [my oldest brother. I watch movies when they say “they would have wanted you to go” but it is COMPLETELY different when it’s your real life. Every time I closed my eyes on the … Continue reading January 4, 2009 – South Africa