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Alyssa James

Alyssa is a professional overthinker, perpetual traveller, and lover of all things related to cheese, chocolate and wine - though never at the same time. She's actually a freelance writer living in London but that just didn't sound as contrived. For more writing and the occasional strokes of genius, check out her blog Alyssa Writes.

Traveling while black is a radical act

14 outrageous things you had no idea you could do in London

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How to piss off a Torontonian

The annoying crap people say when I travel without my boyfriend

What $100 of travel money gets you in Morocco

Thinking about moving abroad for love? Read this first.

You know you’re a black traveler when…

23 of the world’s most colorful markets

An open letter to the locals laughing at my tour group

11 things that go through your mind when you quit your job to freelance

Is this the next generation of travel search engines?

What Londoners say vs. what they mean

How to piss off a Canadian-Jamaican

The women who inspired me to travel

The speech Lupita Nyong’o gave at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon is about more than skin color

6 reasons you should be more concerned about ocean conservation

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4 reasons my vacations as a kid were pointless (and 2 reasons I’m glad we went anyway)

10 reasons traveling the world for free is BS

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