Takeshita Street, Harajuku is a girly girl’s dreamland. From clothing to beauty items, lolitas and gothic lolitas, purikura’s, and delicious cute foods, this street is the place to visit for all things kawaii. The street is about 400 meters long and is jam packed with people taking photos, shopping, or taking it all in. Harajuku is famous for fashion trendy teens who would dress in a variety of styles that showcase creativity and fun! Though some of the major styles most people associate with Harajuku are now disappearing (Gyaru, B-Gal, Ganguro, etc.) I… View Post

The sandy beaches. The gorgeous architecture. The rolling landscapes. These are the things you hear about the most when others travel. The physical aspect. But there’s so much more to traveling that most people can’t express: the life-changing lessons, and this is what makes traveling so rewarding. Here are some reasons why I travel, and why I encourage you to as well. The media will never give you the whole picture This is by far the most accurate saying I’ve heard. While volunteering to tutor English to foreign college students, I… View Post

When people think of vacations, they tend to visualize dreamy beaches with white sand, palm trees with hammocks, laying out and enjoying the scenery with a mimosa in hand. Though the beach can be nice every once in a while, it can get boring. For me, after about 2 hours out in the sand, I’m usually in 1 of 3 situations: “Woo! That was fun, now I’m tired. Let’s go back to the hotel.” “Woo! That was fun, now I’m hungry. Let’s go back to the hotel and grab a… View Post

South Korea will always be dear to me. Being a black female in Korea definitely has its perks, but can also be mentally tough. Most situations where my skin color had been mentioned brought on the most interesting conversations that I never would have had in the States. Koreans would tell me my skin was pretty, I looked like Beyonce’ (…mhhm, I know.) to little kids on the escalator pointing at me saying “chocolate! chocolate!” Not to mention every time I went to the hip hop clubs I was complimented… View Post