Nomadic Diva: How to Travel Light and Look Good

Munich Tour

Ladies, Luggage, and LipstickRecently, I presented on this topic at the inaugural Ladies, Luggage and Lipstick conference in Nashville, Tennessee. It was a phenomenal experience! I was shocked by the number of attendees who had an interest in my specific topic. Normally, I’m presenting on topics like strategic planning, personal branding, monitoring, and evaluation, or some other rather heavy topic. However, this conference was targeted at preparing women of color who might be thinking about traveling abroad to take the plunge.

I’ve been stuck one too many times having to carry my luggage all by myself great distances and up and down flights of stairs. There have been times when I’ve had to turn down last-minute treks because I had too many things to carry. There have also been times when I didn’t have the right items in my luggage. Either, I had too much of the wrong things or not enough of the right things.

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Memories, M&M’s, and Me

Liberty Green

Pink, yellow, blue, green candy-coated chocolate drops!!! Yes, yes, yes. That’s what you get at the M&M’s Store in Times Square. Since I was a child I have always loved M&M’s candies. I remember sitting with my bag trying to figure out which color was my favorite. I usually chose green, since it was my favorite color as a child. Ironically, green is now my son’s favorite color while mine is now pink. Funny how tastes change. But, one thing that has remained is my love of chocolate and my love for tiny poppable treats. There aren’t much simpler pleasures than M&M’s. They are simple, old-fashioned, goodness that has an appeal the world over.

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