What is Herstorical Travels?
If you’ve ever been traveling, then you know that it can be a life-changing experience.
Just like that, we have something in common: we both love to travel!
Not just travel, though, we love learning about other people, cultures, and places. It feeds our souls to get out of our hometowns and explore the unknown.
Well, at least that’s how I look at travel!
Herstorical Travels is a resource for the traveler who loves learning about stuff that others either aren’t talking about or aren’t interested in talking about. That’s why I took out the “his” in “history” and replaced it with “her” since women are often pushed to the background. Many times, the mainstream ignores the complex and thought-provoking things about travel because they shake up the comfortable status quo. Well, Herstorical Travels is here to provide new ideas, new places to go, or even new perspectives about old places.
In the process of learning about the unknown or the misunderstood, a traveler learns about themselves. Sometimes it could lead to culture shock, but I don’t see that as a bad thing because we mature and enrich our lives as we cope with it. The more that you travel, you’ll find that you have so much more to learn and can continue to flourish. Herstorical Travels is here to inspire and guide you on this journey.
For example, I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m tired of searching on Google for “non-touristy things to do in …” and finding nothing but touristy things to do…Or, worse, when you arrive somewhere and try to find the real culture rather than what the city’s tourism board wants you to see! It’s always covered up with half-truths in famous museums and monuments (like the Eiffel Tower)…
Lastly, Herstorical Travels strives to make your trip worth your money and time by:
- Being a resource for travelers with an interest in historical places and events
- Inspiring newbie and/or veteran travelers to get out into the world and explore through travel stories
- Providing general help such as trip planning, culture shock, travel hacks, and even how to work/study abroad
- Being a safe space to talk about your experiences and help you to process them
Who Am I?
My name is Paris. Yes, I know I just dissed the Eiffel Tower, but we don’t choose our names! (Honestly, I do love Paris but there are some issues there that can’t be ignored…)
You might be wondering how I’m qualified to give you travel advice. My answer to that is simple:
Between 2018 and now, I have:
- Studied abroad in Paris (yes, I know. Don’t judge me!)
- Traveled to multiple countries (England, Italy, Ghana, etc.)
- Been accepted into a prestigious English teaching program in France (TAPIF)
- Wrote multiple travel grants (I’ve planned a bunch of solo and group trips)
Also, I was an overachiever in college. I was a triple major. Yes, that means that I earned three undergraduate degrees while traveling the world!
I have a degree in History, one in French, and the last in Black World Studies. They overlap in some ways, but earning each degree pushed me to my limits! Good limits (most of the time).
Other fun facts about me:
- I love red velvet cake even though I don’t like regular chocolate cake
- I’m a serious book junkie. I can spend hours in Barnes and Noble, Half-Priced Books, and the local bookstore in whatever city I’m visiting
- I’m sarcastic and blunt, but I’m not mean, I promise! I just don’t get why people sugarcoat things when they can simply say what they mean. It’s exhausting
- I love shopping for clothes, shoes, hair products, etc. Retail therapy is very relaxing to me!
I hope you’ve gotten the answers to your questions from above, but if you didn’t, then email me.
Lastly, feel free to look around the blog. There’s going to be plenty more to see in the future!
Thanks for reading,