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Travel conversations don’t have to just be about the destination! On Travel N Sh!t, we enjoy discussing the experience. Every Thursday, dCarrie and the occasional guest have a nuanced conversation about the intersection of travel and basic life shit - because travel is more than vacation.
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I had the most wonderful conversation with Shadonis about astrocartography and how this subset of astrology can help us understand how a particular destination will affect us. We discuss how astrocartography can be used to make decisions about travel destinations and understanding how different locations activate different parts of an individual's …
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This week, I was joined by Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Barnard College of Columbia University and the co-founder of The Wandering Scholar, Dr. Tamara Walker. An expert on the history of African American expats and author of Beyond the Shores, we had an incredible discussion on some of history’s notable expats, comparing their decisio…
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This week I was joined by Kimone, the owner and founder of 84Gem, a handmade jewelry brand based in Brooklyn, New York! This was such a fun covo about what we're doing right and wrong with our jewelry, how travel inspires her designs and where in the world she's found some of her fave pieces. Try the episode on ;) Discount code: "TRAVELNSH!T" (20% …
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This week I had the pleasure of chatting about the differences in long and short travel with Nausheen Farishta of Globe Gazers! As a fellow “late bloomer” into solo travel, Nausheen and I shared so much in common while still having vastly different experiences. She tells me about her family’s early resistance to her exploring on her own and the com…
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This week I’m joined by finance coach Kara Stevens of The Frugal Feminista! We discus how she changed her relationship with money, got out of debt and moved her family to Ghana. Tune in! Grab your FREE Excerpt of Heal Your Relationship with Money:https://www.thefrugalfeminista.com/community/ Guest: Kara Stevens https://www.thefrugalfeminista.com ht…
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Whew! Won’t our Queen do it!!! Another beautifully executed album from THE Beyoncé! Her reminding the world of the rich Black history in the country genre, has inspired this weeks episode! I did a bit of digging and found numerous reclaimed spaces in my own hometown city. Tune in and be inspired with me. And yes, I review the album at the end lol. …
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This episode I dive into how I’ve seen my travels reflected in my home decor choices! Go figure! I recently redecorated my apartment and I can look at new pieces of furniture, and see glimmers of trips I’ve taken with my partner in the last few years. I also get into the things about home I see reflected in my travel decisions. The two worlds colli…
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This week I'm joined by Lynette of Tugende Afrique to explore the beauty of East Africa. Highlighting Uganda, Lynette has also worked in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana. We talk safaris, food and culinary tourism in Uganda, the nightlife and music scene, cultural experiences, supporting women and local businesses throughout, and the rich di…
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Come ooooooon down!!! Did you know many of the game shows we know and love in the states are remakes of shows from overseas? Do you consider a show like Big Brother or The Amazing Race a game show or reality show? What is the world's most popular game show? And where are the children's programs? Dive in for a fun look at some of these global stats …
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This was a really fun dive into some of the most obscure and unique sports around the world. From low skill asks like throwing yourself down a hill (cheese rolling) or making the funniest face (gurning) to acrobatic feats like unicycle polo, kabaddi and sepak takraw, the world if full of amazing ways to bust ass and earn points. Let's dive in. I’ve…
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This week I sit down with travel agent Veranda Adkins and discuss the pros and cons of using an agent, how to choose one and some tips for anyone considering the career for themselves. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and…
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This week I’m joined by Jasmine Noir to discuss how dance has taken her around the world as a student. We dive into how a recent trip to West Africa gave her a unique bonding experience with her daughter, traveling with children as non custodial parents, and how her role as a new mom has changed how she moves. I’ve put together an itinerary pack th…
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This week I get into the overlap of slowing down in this era of my life and the places I’ve been that forced me to slow down and adapt. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. https://travelnshitpodcast.co…
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We just got back from celebrating the beautiful union of our friends Mark and Nicole in gorgeous Playa del Carmen, Mexico! This first trip of the year was full of food, lots of tequila, friends and aggressive birds. Dive in. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress o…
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This week I revisit the topic of episode 40! I’m experimenting with tangible ways to see how I’ve changed over the years and I settled on re-recording episode topics from the first year of the podcast. This week I discuss holiday travel and my travel rituals. Tune in. Email me! dcarrie@travelnshitpodcast.com I’ve put together an itinerary pack that…
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This week we get into how my tastes and views as a traveler have changed in the five years of Travel N Sh!t. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. https://travelnshitpodcast.com/travel-resources/roadtrip…
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I came across a twitter thread highlighting Japanese 80s city pop, and it sent me down quite the musical rabbit hole! I discovered (new to me) artists from Egypt and Palestine, and DJs from Shanghai and Croatia. This week is a convo about exploring music in different languages, from different cultures and international influences on artists and the…
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Every once in a while (usually AFTER I’ve already been) I look up info about a destination and am surprised by what I find. This week I dive into some interesting and useless information about the state of Virginia. Dive in. Source material: “16 Incredible, Almost Unbelievable Facts About Virginia” I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes …
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This week I reflected on what I've accomplished for the year and dug waaaay back and found my Bermuda review! After acknowledging where I am now, it was the perfect moment to share where I started. Most of this video is from the review I did back in 2017 when I left the country for the first time. Some things have changed, and some stayed the same.…
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There are some really simple experiences that you may not pay much attention to because you do them often; but when viewed through the lens of travel, become more exciting. Tune in for an intentional highlighting of the magic in the mundane. I even threw in some last minute gift ideas! Happy holidays! I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includ…
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In this episode, my guest Michelle shares her personal journey of infertility and the journey of traveling for in vitro fertilization (IVF). She shares the challenges she's faced to become pregnant, including early menopause and low egg count; and the actual IVF process, including hormone shots, egg extraction, financial costs and the emotional and…
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Ya'll. 9 year old me would be so geeked. I dive into the Bermuda Triangle rabbit hole I fell into and remind you that your perception of a place isn't always the truth of the matter. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and f…
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This week I’ve been joined by Adalia Aborisade of PickyGirlTravelsTheWorld! We get into what to keep in mind regarding finances, citizenship and residency when considering a move abroad and had a beautiful convo about how her move impacted her children. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hour…
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This is a week of gratitude. I was joined by listener Rachel Fortune and we got into traveling for homecoming, our college experiences, her time as a stripper; traveling state to state to perform, astro cartography and my Mayan Galactic Signature. Join the ride. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadt…
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November 15th is Steve Irwin Day ! I absolutely loved Crocidile Dundee and Steve Irwin the Crocidile Hunter and had no idea there was a Steve Irwin Day until today! So in honor of Steve Irwin, I’m gona talk about my experiences with animals around the world! Twelve year old me would REALLY think I’m the coolest thing going. I’ve put together an iti…
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What constitutes luxury? I’ve been spending more time in hotels this year, so it was such a pleasure to speak with Vaughn Davis, Managing Director of Dream Hollywood and CEO of Relevant Hospitality. We get into the psychology and philosophy of hotel development, technology vs human influence on guest experiences and partnerships and collaborations …
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In the spirit of Halloween and the fantastic costumes, this week I talk about my favorite television and movie characters through the lens of whom I’d want to travel with. It’s a good time. Dive in! I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off…
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This week I had the pleasure of closing out my listener features with one of my e-homies James Novy! Listen/watch me learn in real time that he was a former cartoonist for Disney 🤯, dive into language barriers, the privileges of travel, the ability of art to communicate across cultures, politics, immigration, and discrimination. It’s a super dope c…
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This episode I was joined by listener Mrs. Boyd! She’s been keeping me lifted over the last year or two with her kind comments and it was such a joy talking, travel regrets, how she became the designated itinerary planner of her family, being intentional about showing her kids the world and the importance of representation, even for adults. This mo…
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This week, listener Brittaney joined me to continue celebrating 5 years of Travel N Sh!t! We talked about dark tourism, monsters, haunted history and the supernatural. Right in time for spooky season, we add a travel twist. This month is all about y’all. I’m so grateful to have you all here along for the ride. Each week in October, I'm having a lis…
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This week I had my first best friend (who happens to listen religiously!! 😍😍) as my first FIVE YEAR celebration guest!! This month is all about y’all. I’m so grateful to have you all here along for the ride. Each week in October, I'm having a listener join me to shoot the shit and talk about travel from their point of view. No script. No profession…
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I’ve had the most incredible summer of live music- Anita Baker, Essence Fest, Abe the Kid, Beyoncé, and Janelle Monáe. This week I dove into the best live music experiences I’ve had in my travels. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off t…
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I’ve stayed in AirBnBs, hotels, hostels and in between. This week I dove into how I choose where to stay, the differences in the types of stays and touch on some of my favorite and most notable stays through the years. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of plan…
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Finally picked up my controller again! Diving back into this Zelda game has given me an “ah ha” moment where I realized I wasn’t risking enough. I also touch on some recent headlines about plane cleanliness, and answer another listener question. Dive in! I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hou…
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I was talking about what I want my last quarter/trimester to look like and I took a moment to think back on past accomplishments. Y’all, I’m proud of the work I’ve done. September is a time of year I tend to embrace change and newness, so I decided to focus on episodes recorded during this season throughout the years. Enjoy the ride. EP 154. OCEAN …
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This week I speak with the co-founder and CEO of Squadtrip, Darrien Watson about how he managed to think of and address all the pain points of curating group trips. 1 Month Free of SquadTrip Premium Plus $20 off each month for the first year using code TNS. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips …
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I came across a few articles detailing rare and unique travel experiences and I have some thoughts... I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. https://travelnshitpodcast.com/travel-resources/roadtrip/ Never…
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So I googled "Emily in Paris syndrome" and ya'll...did ya'll know some people ACTUALLY get physically ill when a destination doesn't match their expectations? This week on the internet, the folks have been talking about hating certain destinations. This week I dove into how the media (and my budget) has colored my expectations of certain cities bef…
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My best friend gifted me the concert of a lifetime! This week I get into a few lessons in communication and my overall experience of the Queen. Dive in. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. https://trav…
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Baby! 1) I didn’t know I was THIS much of a Jagged Edge fan B) Louisiana heat remains unmatched &) The beauty of Black women reigns SUPREME. Critiques. Surprises. Joy. An experience. Tune in. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the ta…
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I’m back y’all! I had a great “vacation” and I’m HAPPY to be back. This episode I dive into what I got into over my break and touch on what’s new and to come. Thanks for your patience; thanks for coming back 🫶🏽. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning an…
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I'm taking a break ya'll! But I'll absolutely be back. Quick little break down of what's going on and what you can expect until my July return. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. https://travelnshitpo…
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Dive into what it takes to create the perfect playlist with senior manager of programming at Tidal Tonya Charisse. From curating to creating, Tonya discusses her love of music and how her views of travel help shape the way she experiences the tunes. Listen in. Guest: Tonya Charisse https://www.instagram.com/tonyacharisse/ Host: http://www.instagram…
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I never thought I’d find somewhere I’d want to visit multiple times, but Montreal has my heart! Tune in for why this destination has my heart. I’ve put together an itinerary pack that includes five different weekend friendly roadtrips (INCLUDING MONTREAL!) hours from NYC. Take the stress of planning and packing off the table and focus on the road. …
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Former computer scientist for the US Navy, Phylecia Jones lives full time in an RV with her husband and dog. We discuss how the different hobbies a activities she's pursued in life have ultimately let her to a life of nomadic adventure. A summer spent in the circus, traveling the world on your employers dime, boondocking on BLM land (not THAT BLM) …
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You ever forget to download movies or shows before take off and get stuck watching local tv? In a different language? I googled the most popular shows in a few of the countries I’ve been to and gave them a watch. Here’s my review. I also touch on the recent threats of airline strikes around the world and what we need to be worried about for our sum…
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Supporting the communities we visit during and after our travels can mean so much more than returning home with authentic souvenirs. This week I dive into how Khadijah Polly (of Kay's Kettle Corn) uses her philanthropic beauty brand Ankara Beauty to support women entrepreneurs of shea butter in Ghana. Through her efforts, she is able to offer suppo…
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Aspen Cierra Evans is a Commercial, Editorial, and Travel Lifestyle Photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. This week, we dove into her progression through her photography career, moving to pursue her dreams (more than once!) and how her experience of travel impacts what she sees through her lens. Dive in. Have you enjoyed listening to Travel N Sh!…
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How do you feel about having to make reservations to see natural landmarks and regional wonders? Would you be willing to plan your travel around the overnight tourism limits of a region, or scrap the destination from your list? Dive in. Have you enjoyed listening to Travel N Sh!t? Consider becoming a Patron! You can support the work I’ve been doing…
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Meet my friends!! This week in joined by the soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Severino! Our homies Marc and Nicole are getting married next February in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We discussed their planning process and some of the ins and outs of destination weddings from the perspective of both the hosts and guests. Dive in. Have you enjoyed listening to Tr…
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