Brian talks about Guanacaste Costa Rica and criticizes the bougie spiritual journey trips where privileged folks use vacation spaces to do their healing. But he also talks about how he went to Costa Rica to do something similar. Is he being hypocritical? Or is it a nuanced type of discussion?
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Honolulu strikes the perfect harmony of a tropical pristine aesthetic and straight up commercialism. After a day of sun and relaxation, I could walk over to my choice of familiar corporate managed establishments. The moment we landed on Oahu, I knew I’d love it.
It’s been awhile but I’m back with a podcast about how to navigate the California wine country.-It helps to be be semi-sober. But do what you can and be safe! I catch you up on what I’ve been up to and speak (only briefly) about Covid and travel-to do or not to do?
Brian talks about the city that made him fall in love with international travel: Buenos Aires. He muses about all the things he loved about his experience there: the food, it’s verve, and the passion of the Portenos (Buenos Aires residents).
Season 3 Opener! B. Hoop muses about his thoughts about the state of travel and Covid. He talks about their trip to Amelia Island, Florida last month. Auckland is the primary destination for today’s podcast. It’s a physically breathtaking place that feels peaceful and easy.
Dr. Vincent (and fellow Morehouse brother class of ‘03) and I discuss his travels to Ghana and South Africa. He broadened my perspective regarding the beauty, the complexities, and challenges of modern South Africa. May of these complexities and challenges aren’t different from the ones in the United States.
I continue this special series with Mr. Flowers about his connection to nature and his impressions of Pompeii, Italy. We shared a few laughs and mutual adoration for this fascinating ancient Italian city.
We were seduced by visions of white sand beaches, azure colored water, and the Caribbean sun. But no one told us about the 50 minute boat ride of terror. I will tell you all about our harrowing experience on the Caribbean high seas.
I talk to David about how he ended up in Tokyo and what lead him and his wife to open the only Soul Food Restaurant in Tokyo-Soul Food House. He talks about how soul food has been received there and what it’s like to be a black American ex pat. He and his wife have been featured on the popular Netflix show, Ugly Delicious and host a cooking show on a Japanese network. The Whitakers’ hustle, drive, and fearlessness is something we can all admire.
My dad just passed away. This one is for you, Dad. We go to his birthplace on this episode. I am gonna set you up for the ultimate Mississippi Delta adventure. People want authenticity and cultural richness. Well, this is it, y’all.
In the season opener, I talk with Mr. Omari Bashir talks about what motivates him to travel, inspiring other black men to travel, the global impact of black American culture, spreading his mother’s ashes in King Tut’s tomb, and that time we saw Babyface in the mall.
We couldn’t get everything into one episode, so I invited Eve Kim back to record another podcast. We mused about the virus that has shut down China, more about the culture of perfection in S. Korea, and more about teaching English there.
In my first podcast interview, I talk with my friend/high school classmate about how she navigated South Korea. Her experience was wasn’t all peaches and cream. It was hard work. It was life changing. It was stressful. But it changed her life.
I survived skiing. And I’m not sure if it is my favorite thing. But I like the vibe in Salt Lake City. Yeah, and I’m surprised by that. It’s an outdoorsy kinda place that is surrounded by snow capped mountains. I begin the episode talking about the brush fires in Australia (it’s bad y’all)and President Trump’s unilateral decision to kill an Iranian official (God help us).
Me musing about the glorious Amalfi Coast and it’s obsession with lemons. It’s fancier than me. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. Thoughts about Ghana and the return. And how Afrochella was both a boom and a bust-(that’s what I heard)
Brian talks about one of his favorite cities in the world he has been visiting for twenty years. It’s the breathtakingly gorgeous city that was the back drop for his wedding day. Learn where ti eat, what to do and where to stay in Savannah.7
I call Boston an “open air museum,” because really that’s what it is. History lives on every single corner of this All-American town. It has a way with being pretentious and folksy at the same time. Oh and I finally got into Harvard!
New Orleans is a life experience full of flavor, rhythm, and verve. It is what happens when you blend France, Spain, and West Africa. Lucky for you, I’ll tell you where to eat (beignets are messy)what to do (spend the least amount of time on Bourbon Street) and where to go (don’t forget to use the street car).
My detailed account about my moving experience at the NMAAHC. Tips on how to effectively navigate this space that celebrates and curates the African American experience. Hear my shock and surprise when I was told the museum cafeteria serves fried chicken but doesn’t do dark meat.
This is me saying hello to you all and telling you a bit about myself and how travel has transformed my life. And how travel has even saved me and has lifted me out of some dark places. Travel is an act of self-care. I talk about Cuba and the new Trump Administration policy changes and what it means for us. Also, I talk about my top five favorite places I have been.