Welcome Kinda, Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love knows it has a reputation. As the 2017 NFL Draft arrives at the Ben Franklin Parkway, Philly fans also know they have some amends to make. And they’re sorry, kinda. Enter possibly the greatest tongue-in-cheek humor marketing campaign of the decade, “Welcome Kinda“. From apologies for running over an opposing team’s corn hole game (oops!) to “accidentally” spilling drinks on fans from other teams (our bad, really!), Welcome Kinda embraces and exemplifies the fervor and ferocity that Philly fans exude.

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SEO Tips for Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers


I love fashion and lifestyle blogs. I want to get that out in the open in the front of this post because my points here might feel a bit critical.  If you’ve got a substantial blog, or are thinking of taking up blogging in the fashion or lifestyle sphere in the future, you’ll at some point probably want to grow your blog and reach more readers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a great way to do that, but if you don’t have a background in digital marketing, you might be doing some serious damage to your site without realizing it. As a blogger myself and a reader of dozens outside my niche areas, I’ve seen some of the same mistakes over and over. I’ve listed the most common one below to get you started:

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Two Weeks In Antigua and Barbuda

Note that just for the record, this is part one in a two-part series.

Why Travel to Antigua and Barbuda

Perhaps we need a geography refresher first. As I was explaining this upcoming trip, I had so many people say “you mean Anguilla?” Or “you mean Barbados?” Ha, but no. Antigua and Barbuda is actually one country comprised of two sister islands floating in the no-mans-land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Technically in the West Indies, and not a part of either the US or British Virgin Islands, it’s a real gem that often gets overlooked or undervalued in the world of Caribbean travel. Having spent the last 7 days here with a few more to go, here’s my take so far.

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Budget Travel or Poverty Tourism


Let’s get this out of the way up front: there is nothing wrong with budget travel. At this point in my blogging career, I fund all my own trips and homegirl doesn’t have unlimited resources. We’ve all seen ultra-luxury hotels and Instagram travel photos, and for those of us who can’t afford an all-out 5 star experience, budget travel is often what’s on the menu. I’m a huge proponent of it. But we need to clear the air with a few problems going on in the budget travel industry.

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