Budget Traveling

Do you want to travel the world, but are low on funds? Ever been on social media and wonder how people are traveling to all these amazing places? Well here are a few tips, that will enable you to travel, just as much as that famous travel blogger you follow on your social media! Know before you go! Are you wanting to go somewhere fun and exciting, but not too sure on where to go? Planning a trip to a particular place, but want to know the best places to eat and explore while there? We highly recommend Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor provides you reviews from recent travelers, ratings, and more to help ensure your trip is nothing short of amazing! So make sure you know before you go! Put your 9-5 to use! One way to travel on a budget is to plan your trips around your pay dates! This method is great, as you are able to “count” your coins! If you’re planning well in advance, planning around your pay dates allow you to purchase things one at a time – all while still buying what you need. Need a payment plan? You can utilize the following sites to plan and pay for your trip on a payment plan: Airfordable Bookit Funjet Vacations Do you have a side hustle? Looking for a payday TODAY?! Sign up for ride-share platforms such as Uber and Lyft! Did you know that […]

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The Traveling Nurse

Do you have dreams to travel and see the world? Want to travel, but unsure if you can handle traveling alone? Wanting to plan a nice getaway or experience some amazing culture? Well we spoke with a true BOSS who makes traveling a priority! Born and raised in Southern California, Minci Sekou Stenson is a Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse. […]

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Sister and Suitcases

Do you have a passport, but no stamps? Ever dreamed about seeing the world? Ever become inspired to travel, based on photos and videos seen on social media? Well Boss Up Magazine interviewed Tamaya Walker McClendon, Founder of Sisters and Suitcases, who is changing the game for Women of Color and Travel! (Get those passports ready NOW!) Originally from Little Rock, AR and now residing in Washington, DC, Tamaya Walker McClendon is a wanderlust, educator, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel influencer. (BOSS Status!) Tamaya is the Founder/CEO of Sisters and Suitcases, LLC, as well as the onsite host to all the company’s global experiences. (Dope Right?!) Did you know that due to socioeconomics, lack of general opportunities, resources, or fear of the unknown, when it comes to African American students studying abroad, it doesn’t happen at the rate of other groups of students? Did you know that African American Students make up less than six percent of studying abroad in the United States? Tamaya is currently working on an initiative that will play a role in increasing the number of students of color that study abroad! (You Go Girl!) Sisters and Suitcases was registered and founded in 2013, with operation beginning in 2016. Tamaya tells us that Sisters and Suitcases was founded from her own personal interest in traveling, as well as her desire to see more girls of color travel and be exposed to varies cultures and experiences at […]

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The Travelnista

Traveling around the world is a dream of many, but a reality of few! Well we spoke with the lovely Louise Ngcamu, who is living the reality of traveling around the world!! Currently residing in Boston, MA, Louise is originally from Johannesburg South Africa, and works as a Nurse’s Aide and she is continuing her education! (Such a BOSS!) Louise yearns to live a full life and not be consumed with the materials of this world or work, work, work! Driven by the precious time spent with her family and friends, Louise loves traveling to places near and far, getting to know people from different backgrounds, exploring nature, and trying new foods. Louise states that all of those things really drives her and most importantly brings her closer to God. (AMEN!) Louise told us that when she travels, she usually travels alone. Since living in the U.S, she has made a ton of friends who are now like family to her. She has done some local trips with friends, but says those are hard to plan. She has had the joy of traveling with her Mom, who Louise says is a great travel partner (So sweet), however Louise tell us that she travels alone because it is easier. Louise stated, “I get to plan exactly what I want and once I’ve committed to the plan, I do whatever it takes to see it through.” Boss Up Magazine asked Louise about […]

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The Motherland

If you could go on your dream vacation, where would you go? Jamaica? Bahamas? Africa? That’s right, the Motherland! Ashley Lowe went to South Africa!!! Born in Peoria, IL, currently residing in the DMV area. Ashley is a mother, first, a licensed social worker, a published author, and an entrepreneur (Hustle! Hustle! Hustle Real Hard!!!) As long as Ashley can remember, she has always had the dream of traveling to Africa. Not only is Africa the Motherland but it is the mother of all nations. Ashley’s trip was to Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. It took a total of 11 days including travel to and from. Ashley’s most unforgettable moment was her visit to Constitution Hill. (So amazing!) Constitutional Hill is where various political groups meet to fight for various causes. It is also the site of their courthouse, where various cases are tried and it is the site where the jail used to be located. The jail is now a historical site, where hundreds of tourists come yearly to visit. Ashley was able to see and hear stories about the mistreatment of the detainees and it was heart breaking. Furthermore, Ashley learned that many of these detainees had not really committed crimes. (This is so terrible!) During the tour, she visited the solitary confinement section of the jail, which SUDDENLY shifted her mood. At that moment, Ashley stated that she literally felt the spirits of those that experienced the […]

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