Tag Archives: Travel Enthusiasts’s Adventures

Venture into NYC for FREE Alicia Keys Concert

If nothing else brings you into the city, let the sound of music lure you to the Big Apple. And it’s FREE.

Alicia Keys Concert

The soul queen will grace the stage in the heart of New York City for a Citi sponsored event. The FREE concert will highlight Keys’ love of the “Queen of Katwe” film and some of her best music.

Alicia Keys Queen of Katwe

Watch as the award-winning singer talks about the strength she finds in womanhood.

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Travel Local, Take a Dip in Your Own Backyard

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Central Park/USA 2016/@CQBalthazar

Traveling takes preparation, patience, time and effort. Oh, and let’s not forget the important part; money.

But what happens when that travel enthusiast is short on funds? Taking that flight to Rome isn’t so easy. Getting on that cruise to the Bahamas sounds impossible. And backpacking through Southeast Asia just sounds like a piped up dream.

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5 Ways to Fund Your Travels, Let the Travel Bug Free

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We all have that hidden passion in us that just keeps calling our names. Sometimes we have to whisper back, “no” because it’s not the right time. But when do we say yes?

We say yes today because tomorrow is never promised. So you want to backpack through Southeast Asia, ride the waves in Oceania and dance in Africa. Do it now!

Here are 5 Ways you can let that travel bug free.

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Flash Back Friday: EF Tours Trip to UK, France and Italy

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Eiffel Tower/France 2010/@CQBalthazar

My travel enthusiastic spirit started long ago when I was just 16 years old. It was my junior year, and I learned that the Humanities Institute at Hillcrest High School was planning an EF Tours trip.

I wanted so badly to go, but I had no money. The school spent a year fundraising and I was blessed to receive a $1,000 scholarship to fund half of the trip. But what about the rest? I took a summer job at a fast food joint where I worked hard enough to come up with some of the remaining costs, then my family did the rest for me.

The perfect thing about all of this? EF Tours is extremely affordable. With one payment, you can travel to at least three different countries. And the best thing about this is that the tour guide is included, as well as all transportation, lodging and some meals and excursions.

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Find Your Niche: Be a Travel Writer

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To be or not to be a travel writer? That is the question.

I remember taking a journalism class for online news and learning the most important thing in this industry right now; finding your niche. I tried Politics, gun policy, dating life, world news, culture and even thought of business writing.

Then it hit me; my niche has to be something I already love. And being the travel enthusiast that I am, I thought it would be great to continue on that path. Continue to travel, just write along the way.

I’ve been to Italy, France, UK, Canada, the Dominican Republic and several states throughout America. Of course, I have a lot more on my bucket list. Continue reading