Category Archives: getting fly

Global Juke Joint: Dimitri from Paris

I’ve been doing a lot of traveling these last few weeks, and through incessant TSA screenings, cramped airplane seats, and nagging jet-lag, there is but one man who can instantly take me from the pain to the pleasure of travel … Continue reading

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Your Virtual Escape Hatch

Sometimes, no matter how badly you wish you were doing it right now, you just don’t have the conditions necessary to take flight. The work hours are long, the money just isn’t right, you have to take care of your … Continue reading

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The Flybrary + Ebony Magazine Feature

Greetings Fly Folk! Just wanted to make two announcements regarding Fly Brother, the blog, and Fly Brother, the man. First, the Flybrary is finally up and running. Ever since I started the blog, I’ve had readers ask me about some … Continue reading

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Accessible Africa

Last week, fellow fly brother Greg Gross of I’m Black and I Travel posted about African-Americans, Africa, and why we should be traveling more frequently to the Motherland (read his entire posts here and here). Acknowledging cost, distance, and lack … Continue reading

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Making Friends through CouchSurfing

If you’ve already been on the traveling circuit for a while, you know what CouchSurfing is, but there is still a surprising number of people who don’t! Essentially, CouchSurfing is an online network of amicable hosts and humble travelers who … Continue reading

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Get in a Travlin’ Mood

A true Fly Brother or Sister is restless. He or she cannot stay put in one place for very long, lest neurosis set in. But many aspirants are not yet in the habit of stepping out the front door for … Continue reading

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My New Favorite City Guides

Slim and sexy, LUXE City Guides offer compact, useful, humorous insight into the glossy urban sheen that makes world cities shine. Design hotels, avant-garde shopping, and destination restaurants on the right side of cool get described in tight and sassy … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out the Best Flight Deals

This post is brought to you by Chelle Roberts of BrownGirlsFly and 1) The Early Bird Doesn’t Always Get The Juiciest Worm Most airlines allow you to buy tickets 6 months to a year in advance. But, that far … Continue reading

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Packing a Lot of Crap into Two Small Bags: A Photographic Essay

Back in 2009, I took a three-month round-the-world trip to a planned five continents, and with the help of Fly Mother and some Zip-Lock bags, I was able to squeeze an adequate amount of clean underwear and other necessities into … Continue reading

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Gaining Entrée into Paradise*

Does this move you? What about this? Of any place on Earth, Brazil probably comes closest to delivering on the hype – for vacationers, at least – and I’ve lived moments here that were pretty damn similar to those evoked in … Continue reading

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