I was steadfast in my belief that there must be a location on the planet where I could live without fear.
Egypt’s Mena House Hotel Offers Views of the Pyramids of Giza From Your Balcony.
The New Ned Hotel Just Opened in Doha With 7 Restaurants, an Olympic-size Pool, and Views of the City's Most Stunning Buildings.
This Website Makes It Easier to Find and Book Black-Owned Airbnbs in the U.S.
What Black travelers are looking for — from hotels, tour operators, and destinations — and how that's shaping the travel industry.
Traveling to a Muslim Country During Ramadan? Here’s What You Need to Know.
The Rosewood Mayakoba Is the Perfect Mix of Luxury and Wellness Near Playa Del Carmen.
Why I Moved to Cairo on a Whim
My time in Egypt shaped how I travel now.
World traveler Imani Bashir shares her tips and tricks for getting around the motherland for the first time.
At This Sustainable Yucatán Retreat, Self Care Also Means Caring for the Planet.
Travel can be stressful, and a spa ritual can be a great way to relax and unwind.
Black children between the ages of 5 to 19 are 5.5 times more likely to die by drowning in swimming pools than white children are.
Their ideas change how we travel, shop, learn and more. Here are three Under 30 visionaries who are taking that goal to the next level.
Many people see working abroad as a privilege. For me, it’s a way of escaping deadly racism in the U.S. and create a better quality of life for my family.
3 travelers share what that means for them. The ban split up families, made many travelers feel uncomfortable, and took away numerous opportunities.
The pitching process can be extremely strenuous, especially when you have specific goals to land in the publication of your dreams. I wrote a guide to help you feel better about the process!
As a Muslim woman, our doctrine tells us that if we are able, breastfeeding for up to two years is beneficial for both the baby and the mother.
TransTech Social became her passion project to “empower trans & gender non-conforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills”.
Ashley Akunna’s, The Grapevine TV is a roundtable-style platform that brings together Black creatives, game-changers, and professionals to tackle the topics mainstream media is afraid of.
When I was growing up, the word “anxiety” wasn’t something that I knew I could actually experience—those feelings were just “stress,” nothing more.
Black women have charted a travel path that includes everything from exploration and expatriation to building luxury businesses and high-quality experiences.
"Mama, mama, I'm through!" Words that in his last breaths, George Floyd, an innocent man who was murdered by police of the Minneapolis Police Department, was just able to muster.
Similar to George, there are many people living, blossoming, and learning to love themselves while building the blocks to opening themselves to love others.
Living abroad is my way of prolonging my Black son’s life!
So many stereotypes surround the religious reasons Muslims keep their hair covered. Eight women set the record straight.
Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s ‘Verzuz’ Was the Healing Moment Black Women Needed!
The Cut Life gives Black women a platform to find empowerment through sharing.
The 23-year-old comedienne is garnering a huge following for her honest humor. Check out my latest for Teen Vogue!
Blake Bolden is the first Black woman to play professional ice hockey
Have fun celebrating Ramadan as a family with these festive crafts and activities that will also teach kids the history of the holiday.
This is a personal essay about what it’s been like to not be able to return back to Wuhan, China where we had been living for over a year.
Look beyond the Cairo Tower in the city’s metropolitan El Gezira area to discover the perfect blend of culture, entertainment and riverside tranquility.
The thought of not being able to return home after a vacation because of a global health crisis never even crossed our minds. But Wuhan was put under quarantine while we were out of the country, and we have not been allowed to return.
Three WWE superstars talk body image, diversity among Black women & finding their truest selves through wrestling.
I left my home in Wuhan for a week-long beach vacation with my son and husband. Now we can't get back in — and we're giving up on trying.
Gianna was all about the game of basketball, and the WNBA was her goal. Supporting the WNBA means supporting the dreams of girls like her.
It is through women like them and the progressive nature that we possess that has also ushered in a new era of platforms that highlight other Black women changing the game and women who actively play.
THIS PRO SPORTS LEAGUE HAS SHOWN THE WORLD WHAT GENDER EQUALITY CAN LOOK LIKE WHEN YOUR FOCUS IS NOT ON GENDER.
Destinations in the Malindo Air travel network & how to celebrate Chinese New Year. Page 16
Explore the Pyramids and So Much More In Egypt's Ancient Capital!
This spread is in the December issue and focuses on Chongqing, China. It is in Mandarin but can be found on page 79!
On the 25th anniversary of Brandy's self-titled debut, we unpack this classic album.
WNBA players speak of their experiences playing abroad and what leads them to have to go.
Women of color journalists rarely get the opportunity to conduct such an interview, much less do the absolute least!
As I collected more stamps in my passport, I realized there was something else I could collect... Currency!
This feature focuses on Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It can be found on pages 26-27 throughout the month of December.
I felt very prepared giving birth to my son—unfortunately, I didn’t realize that I hadn’t prepared myself for the aftermath giving birth could bring.
A look into things to do and fun facts about Chongqing, China (page 67)
Unforeseen flight mishaps can sometimes lead to travel freebies. Check out my debut for Fodor's.
Historically, Black women have continuously been ridiculed and objectified for the natural state of their bodies, from head to toe.
I always wanted to breastfeed, even before I actually got pregnant and had a child. So when I did get pregnant with my son, I assumed that I’d breastfeed him despite not being completely aware of all that comes with the task.
It introduces the audience to the idea that young Black girls are often chastised and ridiculed for exhibiting out-of-the-box thinking and behavior — something that Missy has always represented.
I’m honor of Back To School time, I thought it‘d be great to find out some interesting things about teachers. Check out my latest for HuffPost Life.
To Be A Black Muslim Woman In Hijab Is How I Break Barriers Around The World!
Chongqing boasts a booming business district, a vast number of universities, and a combination of both upscale and home-style restaurants and bars.
Think everyone loves your Mac And Cheese? Think again!
Hainan, ‘The Hawaii of China,’ is the Underrated Asian Paradise You Should Visit ASAP
Fasting helped the Muslims maintain a sense of connection to their culture, their God, and themselves under the tyranny of slavery.
In 2015, I decided to embark on the adventure of moving abroad. I bought a one-way ticket to Cairo, Egypt, and had a goal of ending my 20s with a bang...
One publication missed a golden opportunity to include Black mothers in a motherhood piece... Check out my latest for Essence Magazine!
Growing up Muslim in a non-Muslim society was difficult navigating my identity. As a teenager I dreaded Ramadan & eventually found the beauty for myself!
Learn more about Soul Food Markets and an entrepreneur’s passion to fight food disparities, joblessness, and circulate Black wealth!
Pursuing a career in sports journalism as a hijabi hasn’t always been easy, but I wanted my Islam to be visible!
Perception is often deemed reality when you are a marginalized person in America. So what do we do when we are already set behind the 8 ball?
Black women are dying at much higher rates in pregnancy and birth than all other ethnicities in America. Here’s my story...
Keeping our children safe, goes without saying. Ultimately, the biggest question is how?
Keeping our children safe, goes without saying. Ultimately, the biggest question is how?
Not too long ago, I posted a picture on social media of a friend of mine playing with my son. I referred to her as "auntie" which didn't sit well with a relative...
In the rules of engagement between mothers and their children, namely daughters, the hierarchy is often set from day one.
Just as my son’s first birthday was approaching, my husband came to talk to me about his idea for a gift. He said, “We should celebrate you!”
More and more families are thinking about visiting China: home to the Great Wall, Beijing’s Forbidden City, Emperor Qin’s Terra Cotta Army in Xian...
The joys of motherhood and entry into the club of parenting can often be overshadowed by irrational feelings and behaviors during the postpartum period.
The Dominican Republic is one of those destinations that seems to have it all. There are all-inclusive family resorts, activities for the whole family to enjoy...
Typically, when we think of Cairo, the last things that would probably come to mind are jingle bells or Jack Frost nipping at our noses...
Traveling abroad can feel like an endless list of checks and balances, especially when traveling with the family...
This article details how to master international layovers while traveling with a toddler or multiple, from a freelance writer perspective.
Based on statistics and much research, being multilingual for the next generation is highly recommended — and here’s why...
Again and again, I saw hashtags commemorating dead Black children in the United States. Would my Black child suffer a similar fate?
As a first-time mother, I got a chance to experience both working outside of the home and being at home 24/7 with my son as a freelance writer. Read my take on why staying at home is worse!
Growing up, I had a very idealistic goal when it came to having children. I wanted to have three: two boys and one girl. Obviously, in my naiveté, I didn’t quite understand that the choice wasn’t completely up to me.
Having to live with a skin condition, can often bring about a feeling of isolation even when you're one of many people with it... Eczema is a common skin condition that affects 10% of the U.S. population...
Pride in your culture can be represented in so many different ways: flying flags, speaking the language, making and eating the food — just about anything that’s can be passed down according to this writer...
These alcohol-free bars and restaurants offer fantastic menus and options for teens, recovering alcoholics and people with certain religious restrictions.
If you haven’t experienced traveling to a certain place, the task of learning about the culture can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be...
The carry-on is an important piece of luggage when packing for your flight, according to this writer. With the right items, you will feel comfortable knowing, in the event the airline...