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Things to do in New York in the summer

We all know New York is the city that never sleeps. This statement in even truer summertime. The temperatures are higher and the locals are out, enjoying life and the numerous activities in the city. The city really comes alive and this is when you realize there are numerous things to do in New York […]

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Visit to la piscine museum in Roubaix

As I was visiting Lille, I often heard about an unmissable, a place I had to see called la piscine (the swimming pool in French). “What, you’re telling I have to go to a swimming pool!? But… Why? What’s so special about this swimming pool?” Then someone explained that it’s not a swimming pool, but […]

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Things to do in Lille

Visiting Lille wasn’t my first priority on my list of places to visit. I’m actually wondering why. Lille is only one hour away by train from Paris (where I live) and less than three hours away by car. Moreover, Lille is located between Paris, Brussels, London, and Amsterdam so it’s easy to get there. You […]

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Must read black history books for black history month

The black lives matter movement put the spotlight on the struggles of black people in the USA and all over the world. Consequently, people started reading books written by black authors, and anti-racist books sales soared following the death of George Floyd. Looking for some of the best black history books written by black authors? […]

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Things to do in spring in Toronto

Toronto is a beautiful city and most people who go there love it. But wintry days are freezing and the locals tend to hibernate. Fortunately the weather is much nicer in spring. Yes, spring in Toronto means you’ll finally able to enjoy all the green spaces, farmers’ markets and numerous festivals! Thinking about going there? […]

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Things to do in Chicago in spring

Wintry days in Chicago are really cold. No wonder locals and tourists are eagerly awaiting spring! Yes spring in Chicago means enjoying green spaces, farmer’s markets, plenty of events and festivals and cocktails on a fancy rooftop! Are you wondering what are the things to do in Chicago in spring? Check out this guide! Get […]

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Black travelers bucket list

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. With the pandemic paralyzing the planet, it’s complicated to travel. You have to look back on your past previous getaways, or dream about future holidays far from home. While we wait […]

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Do it for the gram: thoughts about instagrammable places listicles

I’ve been blogging for several years now and more and more often, I see a new phenomenon, which wasn’t existing not that long ago: articles listing the most instagrammable places in a given city. Meaning, the visually breathtaking places which will wow your Instagram followers and garner tons of likes and comments. To me, these […]

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What’s the difference between an expatriate and an immigrant

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. I still remember vividly what this conversation I had with this French guy I met in Chiang Mai. He was talking about one of his friends, another French guy “He loves […]

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Best ways to provide proof of onward travel

Long term travelers all face this problem at some point, and I’m including myself. I’m talking about traveling peacefully with no onward ticket. For instance, if you’re Canadian and you take a week off to visit New York for the first time, you don’t have this problem. You get to the NYC airport, you show […]

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Things to do in New York in the summer

williamsburg hotel new york

We all know New York is the city that never sleeps. This statement in even truer summertime. The temperatures are higher and the locals are out, enjoying life and the numerous activities in the city. The city really comes alive and this is when you realize there are numerous things to do in New York […]

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Visit to la piscine museum in Roubaix

la piscine museum roubaix

As I was visiting Lille, I often heard about an unmissable, a place I had to see called la piscine (the swimming pool in French). “What, you’re telling I have to go to a swimming pool!? But… Why? What’s so special about this swimming pool?” Then someone explained that it’s not a swimming pool, but […]

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Things to do in Lille

grand'place lille

Visiting Lille wasn’t my first priority on my list of places to visit. I’m actually wondering why. Lille is only one hour away by train from Paris (where I live) and less than three hours away by car. Moreover, Lille is located between Paris, Brussels, London, and Amsterdam so it’s easy to get there. You […]

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Must read black history books for black history month

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The black lives matter movement put the spotlight on the struggles of black people in the USA and all over the world. Consequently, people started reading books written by black authors, and anti-racist books sales soared following the death of George Floyd. Looking for some of the best black history books written by black authors? […]

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Things to do in spring in Toronto

toronto islands

Toronto is a beautiful city and most people who go there love it. But wintry days are freezing and the locals tend to hibernate. Fortunately the weather is much nicer in spring. Yes, spring in Toronto means you’ll finally able to enjoy all the green spaces, farmers’ markets and numerous festivals! Thinking about going there? […]

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Things to do in Chicago in spring

chicago park

Wintry days in Chicago are really cold. No wonder locals and tourists are eagerly awaiting spring! Yes spring in Chicago means enjoying green spaces, farmer’s markets, plenty of events and festivals and cocktails on a fancy rooftop! Are you wondering what are the things to do in Chicago in spring? Check out this guide! Get […]

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Black travelers bucket list

great blue hole belize

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. With the pandemic paralyzing the planet, it’s complicated to travel. You have to look back on your past previous getaways, or dream about future holidays far from home. While we wait […]

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Do it for the gram: thoughts about instagrammable places listicles

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I’ve been blogging for several years now and more and more often, I see a new phenomenon, which wasn’t existing not that long ago: articles listing the most instagrammable places in a given city. Meaning, the visually breathtaking places which will wow your Instagram followers and garner tons of likes and comments. To me, these […]

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What’s the difference between an expatriate and an immigrant

world peace

Before reading the article, be aware that I wrote a 200+ pages book about traveling as a black person. Click here for more info. I still remember vividly what this conversation I had with this French guy I met in Chiang Mai. He was talking about one of his friends, another French guy “He loves […]

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Best ways to provide proof of onward travel

proof of onward travel

Long term travelers all face this problem at some point, and I’m including myself. I’m talking about traveling peacefully with no onward ticket. For instance, if you’re Canadian and you take a week off to visit New York for the first time, you don’t have this problem. You get to the NYC airport, you show […]

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