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Self-determination, self-motivation, self-empowerment & self-belief are the attributes that Abigail Mbalo rely on daily to inspire her journey as the chef and creative director of 4Roomed eKasi Culture. On a recent exploration of South Africa for Madiba’s Journey, I had the brilliant opportunity to dine in this unique Ubuntu experience.  Should you find yourself in…

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Maui Bigelow is PHAT Girl Fresh. With over 180K social media followers and counting, PHAT Girl Fresh delivers hot, truthful and thought-provoking content to empower curvy, voluptuous women. Maui’s brutally honest approach is not sugarcoated; however, her message will make you fall in love and engage you in anticipation for her next post. PHAT is…

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Who wants the Magic? Of course, you do and Carnival Cruise Lines has the perfect formula for relaxation and rejuvenation. Point your navigation to Orlando, Florida, and hit the road or hop a flight. Port Canaveral is an easy embarkation and a quick shuttle from the MCO Airport. This boarding process is a breeze and…

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Pittsburgh is oozing with food, style, steel, sophistication and tons of technology. Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh make this community a haven for research and development. Additionally, technology firms are sprouting up daily. There is an ingrained, humbled, and rhythmic work ethic that vibrates throughout the city. The Steel City gritty spirit is bridging…

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Lanita Smith is unapologetically rooted in authenticity. This Southern songbird is delivering an acoustic freshness that the world will soon adore. Smith is no stranger to music, in fact, she is a product of a musically inclined family. Looks like banging on the piano since the age of 4 and the loss of a mother…

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Recently I discovered a gem in the Great Lakes region of the Midwest, Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can stay, dine, drink, club, see theater, tour museums, attend a college football game and find culture around every corner of this warm and welcoming city. At a fraction of the cost, easy access, and much less crowded…

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We are singing happy birthday to the state of Nebraska on its 150th anniversary. Born March 1, 1867, Nebraska is gearing up for an amazing celebration. Jump in the car and explore all of the magic of the Oregon trail. You have always wanted a road trip, well here is your chance to cross wide open plains. Unique…

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Hello, Solange Knowles! I am a sucker for all things design. I guess you know that by now. But, my recent visit to Lubbock, Texas, allowed me to take center stage like the fabulous Solange Knowles at  Robert Bruno’s legendary steel house. Some would say I was in the middle of nowhere but I respectfully…

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Orlando adventure is calling. Sunshine is your first lure to Florida hence the Sunshine State nickname. Central Florida, specifically Orlando, is often overlooked beyond the fanfare of Disney. Let’s face it, the magic of Mickey is undeniable. Daily fireworks mesmerize onlookers while millions of travelers keep the city buzzing year-round. The wonderful world of Disney…

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I live for Las Vegas. I don’t know about you but a night club just won’t do. Who needs the potential of a hangover? That thought alone makes me cringe. Moreover, the idea of waiting in line, drinks spilling and the blare of loud speakers are less inviting as I age gracefully. Don’t get it twisted…

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