“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta
Hi! Kyia here ( A Gen X Travel Blogger for the Gen X Traveler)
I got my love of travel from my parents who traveled the U.S. from coast to coast via their cool Cadillacs. Every summer we took fun road trips to Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee to visit family. Those days are such treasured memories as mom would frantically tell dad to slow down and dad would turn the music volume up and drive a bit faster just to make mommy mad.
I graduated from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and 10 years later I graduated from the University of Phoenix Online with an MBA. I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York (Co-op City) and I currently reside in trendy Columbus, Ohio. I’m a fabulous cat mom to 2 adorable sweet kitties named Marley & Sheba.
November 12, 2001, I took my first solo cruise to the Bahamas for my Birthday and had a fabulous blast. Being a water sign (Scorpio) I am officially hooked to cruising. March 2007, I began & completed my 9 year career with a major U.S. airline and had the privilege to visit many amazing places like Senegal, Paris, Nice, Monaco, London, Amsterdam, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. To date, I’ve now traveled on 18 cruises and I want to add 2,500 more under my belt. As my career path changed, I realized that travel and writing continued to show up as vehicles of self-expression which led me to create Kyia’s Journeys (Travel with a Cocoa Vibe).
During my travels, I sometimes wanted the company of a travel companion. Most of the time, I was a solo traveler because my family & friends could not always travel with me. I missed out on a few destinations simply because I didn’t want to travel solo. Traveling the world is a beautiful privilege and I desire to help other solo travelers explore with like-minded small groups and that’s why I started my boutique travel company, Nubian Journeys Travel Club. My travel company hosts fabulous group trips and curates itineraries to Africa, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. My goal is to offer you a fabulous intimate group vacation experience of a lifetime while building life long friendships & relationships. I will take care of the planning so you can simply enjoy your Journey!
I desire to build my skills as a travel writer and entrepreneur in order to gain worldwide speaking opportunities to inspire others. I want to use my blog to share my stories and build a unified community through travel.
Peace & 1-Love