Wanderlust Wednesday: Traveling On A Budget

As the end of winter nears, many of you are chomping at the bit to start your Spring travel. You probably have destinations in mind, a group of friends you want to travel with, and  may have even purchased your plane tickets already. Planning and paying for a trip can leave you mentally tired and financially exhausted. And ain’t nobody got time for that so I’m here to help. Continue reading

Utopia in Hawaii


Iolani Luahihe inspired the rebirth of Hawaii’s ancient art of dancing, Hula Kahiko.

Last month I had the privilege to visit one the of most beautiful places on earth, Honolulu, Hawaii. Before visiting, I’d always thought about Hawaii in terms of postcard-like scenery and luau celebrations. What I was surprised by was the obsession that Hawaiians have with President Obama, street art, and all things SPAM.  Continue reading

Vacation Recovery


My lovely Cole Haan toiletry kit that I got from flying business class with American Airlines!

How many times have you come home from a trip and felt as if you never went on vacation to begin with? Times where the trip itself was amazing but all of the travel, airports, climate changes and time zones left you SPENT? If I’m being truthful, this happens to me often. I come home exhausted and want nothing to do with other humans or anything else for that matter. These are the times that I go into Vacation Recovery. Continue reading

From Paris With Love


Even before I dubbed myself “The Urban Carrie”, I had long dreamt of the day that I would visit Paris, France. It has been on my bucket list for forever so when my friend Chase invited me, I could not turn him down. Chase had friends living in the city so I got more of a local experience and had a blast!

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Hotel Sorella Holiday Staycation!


During the first weekend of July, I had the amazing experience of attending the Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA. I had been to the festival before but this time I went as an assistant to the senior editor of a very popular celebrity news blog. It was a great experience but my body needed tons of rest when I got back to Houston. Luckily my friend in fashion, Shasie of Live Life in Style, invited me to a relaxing stay at Hotel Sorella City Centre for the Go Houston Blogger Staycation. Continue reading