Country Style Grill Off

Each year, Art Fennell hosts a grill off in Blenheim/ Bennettsville, South Carolina. Grill masters from all over come to showcase their best ribs and wings. We sampled food from Charlotte, all the way down to Georgia. Grill masters are judged on presentation and taste. I was so excited to see some of my favoriteContinue reading “Country Style Grill Off”

Philly: Roots Picnic

I’m typing this sad and exhausted, but I wanted you guys to hear about my wonderful weekend before the details got blurry on me. At this point, many things are blurry…lol. So, this review is part Philly and part Roots Picnic. Both deserve a deeper dive, but I don’t have it in me. And, beContinue reading “Philly: Roots Picnic”

South Beach

Itinerary I’ve been to Miami several times, but this is my first time taking the kids. Therefore, I had to do a ton of research for kid friendly things to do. We went down for spring break. Many of my options were inspired by Mom Trotter. We didn’t get to do everything we wanted, soContinue reading “South Beach”

Dreamville Festival

Raleigh, NC Synopsis: The second annual Dreamville Festival will once again provide a thoughtfully-curated, multi-stage music event from J. Cole, who himself was raised in nearby Fayetteville, North Carolina. The festival offers an opportunity for J. Cole to give back to his home state that has helped shape the artist he has become with aContinue reading “Dreamville Festival”

Afro Nation Puerto Rico

Afro Nation is a traveling Afro beats music festival that takes place annually. The festivals stops in Las Vegas, Portugal, and Puerto Rico. I obviously chose Puerto Rico because it’s so close and I liked the line up better. Perhaps one day, I’ll venture to Portugal. I just hate flights over 4 hours. Any tipsContinue reading “Afro Nation Puerto Rico”

Fitness for Life

My name is Shana and I have a problem. Yes, it’s another fitness post…lol. I am totally into fitness, so I constantly find new programs and classes to keep me on my toes. I’ve written about a few programs in the past, but by far, this is the best one! Now, I won’t tell allContinue reading “Fitness for Life”

Dominican Republic: Welcome Family

Come with me, and you’ll see a beautiful world of imagination…on a budget! (In my Willy Wonka voice) As most of you know, I travel every year for my birthday. I’ve been to ATL, Colombia, Miami, etc. This year, I chose Dominican Republic. We stayed in Punta Cana.  My best friend that I use toContinue reading “Dominican Republic: Welcome Family”

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

Las Vegas When I was young, I assumed Vegas was only for old men who liked to gamble. Boy, was I wrong. So far, I’ve been twice and both times I had a blast. And I still haven’t done everything that I want to do yet. Flights aren’t crazy expensive, so I’ll be back. MyContinue reading “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas”

Girl’s Trip: Destin, FL

When I initially decided to blog this trip, I was torn between focusing on the destination itself, or putting together a girl’s trip. So, I decided to do a little bit of both. Plus, my twitter fam did not help me specifically choose which one to focus on when I asked. Yes, I’m judging youContinue reading “Girl’s Trip: Destin, FL”