There would be no me, Sojourner White, without my namesake, Sojourner Truth. Sojournies is not only a travel, food, and lifestyle blog, but an homage to her legacy. Sojourner Truth was a former slave, African-American abolitionist, and women's rights activist, who used her voice to advocate for the equality for women and freedom of her people after she received her own. Just as Sojourner Truth found her passion as a traveling public speaker, I found mine with travel writing for Sojournies. Though my posts can't compare to the work Sojourner did in her life, knowing her story inspired me to shape mine. So grab a seat and a plate to eat for my next journey, because my mama didn't name me Sojourner for nothing.
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My favorite trips of 2017 (And My #1 Tip for each destination)
2017 is coming to an end and I’m in complete reflection mode on what this year has meant to me. I spent the first half of the year living abroad in Spain and traveling as much as possible. The other half, I’ve spent living back at home, working in AmeriCorps and plotting my next steps...
10 Tips for Booking THe BEst and Cheapest Flights (+ Links And Quick Tips)
There are about 83,000,000 Google results of how to score a cheap flight. That’s not surprising because thousands of people are posting about their adventures on Instagram with any hashtag that starts with #Travel. International travel is more affordable than ever and now is the time to take...
Hiking San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: An Itinerary
Before it was known as “Dragonstone,” I got the chance to hike the one and only San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. The Game of Thrones (GOT) location was the talk of Season 7 and for a good reason. Located in Bermeo, a small beach town in the Basque Country region of Spain, I can attest to its beauty and help you...
Claiming my identity as a Diaspora- American traveler
Instagram in the travel world can be an inspirational space if you follow people who challenge you to reflect on your experiences abroad. Isabelle, writer and creator of Dominican Abroad, is one of those people. She recently wrote a post, titled, "Why I'm Dominican Abroad and Not American Abroad..."
Interview w/ Suitcase Six: On Life as a Black Female Traveler
"I travel to explore. I travel for the many generations of family who couldn't. I travel to learn. I travel to see the beautiful and not-so beautiful areas of the world. I travel to experience other cultures. I travel because it's where I feel at peace. My name is Sojourn-er so it's not that surprising..."
Travel More in 2018: 13 Ways to Start Saving at Home
You’re frozen with your phone in hand. It’s been sitting there for about 10 minutes now, open to your online banking. You don’t want to open your account history so you scroll back and forth between Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to avoid the inevitable: you spent too much money this month, once again! Yes, saving money is difficult because...
A Guide On How to Tour a New City, Meet Locals And Make Friends
You've made it to a new city, checked into your hostel or Airbnb, and are ready to explore. Some people prefer to walk around and stumble upon tourist attractions. Others plan their itinerary. It's a personal choice, but if you need some help I've got a guide to help you get on your feet and sightseeing...
3 Years Post- Study Abroad: The Successes, Scams and Solutions
2015. It’s hard to believe that this week makes 3 years since I took my first international trip to Spain. I remember the hours I stalked my program website, googled Granada until I memorized every tourist attraction, and read 10 packing lists to get my suitcase just right. I also remember being...
How to Handle Long Airport Layovers and Delays
Airports: you can't live with them, you can't live without them. They are a hub of new beginnings, nerves, life-changing adventures, excitement and germs all in one. Airports can be the most relaxing of places as you wait to board...or the most frustrating when said flight is delayed or cancelled. After spending many days...
Where have I been?
Spain, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, The Vatican City, England, Belgium, The Netherlands and Morocco
Next stop? Everywhere
Next stop? Everywhere
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