Reading Time: 10 minutes A list of open once in a lifetime opportunities (for now) for young people to apply to. Most are partially or completely funded, and travel internationally.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Welcome to sunny San Diego! Arguably one of the best cities in the United States, SD is famous for its historic Gaslamp District, beautiful beaches, and proximity to Mexico. One quality that it’s not known for is its diversity–especially for African Americans, who only make up 6.4% of the entire city’s Continue Reading
Reading Time: 4 minutes More often than not, flights can be the most expensive part of a trip. And the most common question I receive as a travel blogger is “what are your tips for snagging the cheapest flights?” Well, more than the time of year, booking at 2AM on a Tuesday (myth) or Continue Reading
Reading Time: 4 minutes Personally, I travel to learn about and experience the world—not to obsess over my physique. But while you will never see me pass up a chicken alfredo or a mai tai, I also try to prevent binging unnecessarily while on vacation. Here are some simple, easy tips to not maintain Continue Reading
Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m Gabby Beckford the travel blogger and owner of Packs Light. While in college I was awarded more than $70,000 in financial aid, including travel grants and scholarships that helped me study abroad in Dubai, UAE, one of the most expensive cities in the world, completely paid for. Now 2 Continue Reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes This year I was invited to attend Curl Fest NYC as media and see for myself what this curly conference had to offer. I listened to speakers, danced in the concerts, stuffed my bag with as many freebies as humanly possible, and most importantly was surrounded by other beautiful, black, Continue Reading
Reading Time: 4 minutes Group chat that has a minimum of 50 new messages at all times. An assumed invite to every dinner date, movie, mall-trip, and hangout session. Being intuitively associated with 8 other people when one of your names are said aloud. You and your friends receiving, “Hey, where’s (insert one of Continue Reading
Reading Time: 6 minutes Want to fly Business Class but too darn broke? Use these 8 simple tips to get a last-minute upgrade to a better seat on your next flight. For free!