A Simple Treat (For May 2020)

As a black woman living in the United States, 2020 has been particularly stressful and exhausting. Additionally, one of my mechanisms for coping with stress and finding joy in the world – traveling – is no longer something I can do. So instead, I’ve found new stress relief methods, while bringing travel home to me, via food.
If you’d like to bring home a little taste of the world, one of the easiest Guyanese treats to make is cream soda and milk. I’m not sure if this is exclusively a Guyanese thing, but I don’t know of any other countries that do it.
Cream Soda & Milk

Step 1: Get milk. Preferably canned or powdered milk, but other kinds of milk will work too. Continue reading “A Simple Treat (For May 2020)”

Site Updates and Quarantine Activities

Updates

Hello everyone! Voyages of Tea has gotten an update. I wanted to make the site navigation easier, so I switched themes. Hopefully, this does the trick. But, I will likely keep tinkering with things over the next few months.

My other update is I will be posting about once a month until the end of quarantines and travel bans. I understand that this is a difficult time, and I want to be sensitive to that. I realize that travel may no longer be a priority for many people, so I want to hold off on posting things that may seem out of touch with reality. For the people that are sleeping with their passports and eagerly waiting to book their next trip, I’ll have a few new posts, and you can read some of my older ones.

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TEAtime: Antigua (Part 3)

This is the final post in my 2020 March Madness series. If you haven’t checked out the other posts, go check them out! Click here for Antigua part 1, part 2, and part 2.5. This blog post is about things to do in St. John, Antigua.Continue reading “TEAtime: Antigua (Part 3)”

Antigua Glamping Walkthrough Vlog

After returning from my solo trip to Antigua, I realized that I had a good amount of footage of my glamping tent and decided to make a vlog. The video is basically a walkthrough of the tent, the shower, and the bathroom. It’s nothing spectacular but, I made it for anyone who still had lingering questions after reading my previous blog post. (The video is also a nice change of pace from just reading.)

To skip the intro go to 4:25.

 

I look forward to glamping again in other countries. And maybe making more YouTube videos if people liked this one. Leave a like or comment to let me know if you did.

TEAtime: Antigua (Part 2)

Have you ever wanted to go camping? Have you ever wanted to go glamping? Have you ever wanted to pack your things and go on a solo vacation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is a blog post for you! Continue reading “TEAtime: Antigua (Part 2)”

TEAtime: Antigua (Part 1)

I took a solo trip to Antigua at the beginning of March 2020. As I browsed for activities and restaurants to try, I kept two travel goals in mind. I wanted to learn how to make more foods when I traveled, and I wanted to try more curry from around the world. The activity that I eventually found perfectly fulfilled those goals. Continue reading “TEAtime: Antigua (Part 1)”

Travel Basics 100: Types of Solo Travel

I’ve done a lot of traveling over the years. I would characterize much of it as solo travel despite all of my trips not fitting a traditional definition of solo travel. Solo travel is not just you going off somewhere wholly alone. I would argue that there are actually about 3 different types of “solo” travel. Each presents its own pros and cons, but all can provide a great travel experience.

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TEAtime: NOLA (Part 2)

This second part of my NOLA TEAtime is all about eating. Here are all the new foods and places we tried on our family vacation. Between parts 1 and 2, you should find a food option for even the pickiest of eaters.

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TEAtime: NOLA (Part 1)

I definitely consider myself a frugal traveler. I book affordable flights and accommodations and try to make sure the activities I do are worth the money I paid for them. But that doesn’t mean I’m cheap or penny-pinching with my trips, and sometimes, they can be more of a splurge. This was the case when I traveled with my mom, brother, and Rio (our family cat) for our first family vacation.

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March Madness

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are safe and healthy, at home maybe with a few loved ones as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. I was toying with an idea before the Coronavirus shutdown and have decided to go ahead with it now that many people are home, and bored. I have multiple parts to my blog posts on New Orleans and Antigua and, I wanted to avoid splitting the posts up over an extended period of time. So, next week will be my version of March Madness.

For the week of March 22-28, 2020 I will have a new blog post EVERY DAY at 5pm.

I hope that a little lighthearted reading will be a momentary distraction from the world falling apart. For anyone who has checked out of traveling for the moment, no worries. VoyagesofTea.com will be here when you’re ready to think about that again.

Wishing everyone as much safety, health, and stability as possible until this passes.

-Tea

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