Prompted by friends who would often ask for travel tips and intrigued by the number of people who felt travel was out of their reach, I decided to share my insights with a larger community via travelJewels.

I am a Public Health Professional, originally from Harlem, NYC, and currently living in Durham, NC. I am a woman of faith, lover of cheap flight tickets, and an enthusiast of authentic travel experiences. I embarked on my first international trip in 2010 to study community health & social policy in Durban, South Africa and have been traveling consistently ever since. My favorite thing about traveling is the lasting friendships I’ve made with people all over the globe.

Through this platform I will:


Insight into trip planning


Travelers to resources


Stories from my personal travels & featured travelers
Invaluable lifestyle & travel tips