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Greetings! I’m Christina, a Haitian-American travel and lifestyle freelance writer currently based in Fort Myers, Florida and Accra, Ghana. My work can be seen in Fodor’s Travel, Lonely Planet, and more. 

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Article for Lonely Planet:

What to eat and drink in Ghana

While most visitors to Ghana will leap at the opportunity to try fufu (a ball of mashed cassava, yam or plantain), the West African country has plenty of other traditional foods and drinks for travelers to seek out too. From oily palm nut soup paired with starches like banku (cooked balls of fermented corn flour) to rice water porridge, going hungry in Ghana will be the least of your worries.

Article for Time Out:

The 53 best cities in the world in 2022 - Accra #43

Every year, we quiz thousands of city-dwellers worldwide about life in their hometown right now. We want to know about the restaurant scene and the bar circuit. The theatre and the art galleries. The nightlife and the dating apps. What the neighbours are like and which neighbourhoods are actually cool. The idea is to create a global snapshot of city living, and point people in the direction of the places locals are really raving about.

Article for Fodor's:

A Guide to Visiting and Supporting the Black-Owned Businesses of Tremé, New Orleans

Black culture and history are the heartbeats of New Orleans. As the oldest African American neighborhood in the country, Faubourg Tremé, commonly referred to as Tremé, is the epicenter of a fusion of Black culture that tells the story of the African descendants that elevated the rhythm of the city.


I became a virtual assistant as a college student. These are my 4 tips for getting started.

Christina Jane became a virtual assistant as an undergrad, after working part-time for Amazon. She continued to work as a virtual assistant when she moved to Ghana for grad school. These are her four tips for starting out in virtual assisting.

Article for Fodor's:

Why Black Americans Are Saying Ghana Is the Place to Be

Ghana has become a repatriation hot-spot for many Black Americans over the last few years. For some, Ghana is a destination where worries about safety and racism are non-existent. For others, Ghana is a place where expatriates feel they can effortlessly thrive while connecting with their ancestral roots. These ex-pats give an insight into their lives in Ghana and what has made them stay.

Article for Lonely Planet:

Helpful tips to know before traveling to Ghana

Travelers have plenty to look forward to on their trip to culturally rich Ghana. The country’s compelling history, vibrant clothing prints and flavorful dishes are attractive to first-time visitors and keep people coming back for more. Ghana’s warm-hearted citizens make the country one of the friendliest spots in West Africa. Whether it's your first time visiting or you’re returning, navigating the ways of Ghana can be tricky. Here's what you need to know to prepare for your trip to Ghana.


From Port au Prince to Cooking with Ludacris, Meet the Chef Showcasing Haitian Cuisine to the World

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haitian Alain Lemaire's love for cooking began with his passion for eating. Now, he is an award-winning chef that has made appearances on several well-known cooking shows.

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Sample local life on a 9-day journey around Ghana

Ghana welcomes guests with immersive experiences, intriguing history, and a hospitable spirit. Ghana provides an atmosphere of pure enjoyment: spirited melodies of Afrobeats, lively street life, and standing traditions all contribute to forever memories in this West African gem. Here is a 9-day itinerary to Accra and Cape Coast that will help you make the most of your trip


Ultra chic Dîner en Blanc Haiti returns to Cap-Haitien after 3 years

Le Dîner en Blanc, a popular all-white chic outdoor dinner party, attracts Haitians and visitors worldwide for an unforgettable summer weekend in the country. As one of Haiti’s finest annual upscale events Dîner en Blanc is set to return to Cap-Haïtien Aug. 13, after a three-year hiatus.

Article for Lonely Planet:

Get more experiences in Ghana for less

Favorable currency exchange rates make Ghana a generally budget-friendly destination – but, as everywhere, the costs of traveling solo here can add up. Thankfully, your trip to Ghana does not have to leave a big dent in your wallet, and there are many ways to save money while traveling around this vibrant West African country. Here are some ways to make the most of your trip to Ghana on a budget.


Rise2HaitianCreole: How This Husband-and-Wife Duo Are Making Sure Haitian Creole Stays Alive

Spoken by roughly 12 million individuals worldwide, Haitian Creole is a language originating in Haiti that does not always get the attention it deserves. Many feel that Haitian Creole has become watered down over the years, but this Haitian couple is working to ensure the Haitian language continues to thrive in today's world.


Why this Small West African Country is Worth Visiting

Togo is a West African country that shares borders with Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Benin. To my surprise, many Westerners have never heard of Togo as it is not currently a popular destination for tourism in Africa. Upon visiting the country, I can conclude that Togo is a destination that should be on the bucket list of many planning on making their way to West Africa and these reasons will tell you why!

Article for LONELY PLANET:

The 11 best things to do when visiting Accra

Accra is known for giving its guests a cultural experience of a lifetime. With an extensive restaurant scene, exhilarating nightlife and history that lingers through the city streets, running out of things to do in Accra simply isn’t possible. While the beauty in Accra lies in the everyday interactions with people and blissful community-oriented spirit, there are sides to this city that are rarely mentioned yet add to its charm. Here are our favorite ways to explore Accra.

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Getting around Ghana is easy, whether you loll on the coast or roam the plains

Traveling through Ghana as a visitor sometimes can be challenging because there are so many unspoken rules, but with the right information, you’ll soon be on your way.


7 Haitian Therapists Say This is What You Need To Do To Manage Your Mental Health

Mental health has long been neglected in Haiti. Historically, the country's healthcare budget for mental health is below 3% even though the socio-economic situation in Haiti degrades the mental health of its people. Knowing that mental health is still taboo in our community, we asked 7 Haitian Mental Health professionals about how to manage mental health.


Meet The Haitian Foodie Bringing Island Cuisine to North Dakota | Lamise Oyugi

Known for its vast sunflowers, impressive landscapes, and historical landmarks, those visiting and living in North Dakota have something new to look forward to with Island Cuisine, a newly opened Caribbean-centered restaurant in North Dakota!


What to Expect on Your First Trip to Ghana

Ghana has earned itself a positive reputation among the travel community over the last few years. For many, it is recommended to be the first country to visit on the continent if you’re just starting Africa travel. With its friendly locals, rich culture, historical sites, and popping nightlife, it’s no surprise that this country has earned a top spot on the lists of many travellers. While everyone’s experience in Ghana varies, here are some general things to expect on your first trip to one one of Africa's most hospitable countries.

Article for Lonely Planet:

Do I need a visa to visit Ghana?

Before you head to Ghana to dive into the calming waters lapping Labadi Beach and shamelessly stuff your face with jollof rice (one of this West African country’s staple dishes), just one thing stands in your way – getting a tourist visa.


The Beauty Of Photos Through Passion: An Interview with Haitian Photographer Vencent Dorcilien

For many Haitian creatives, pictures tell stories and convey messages that only bold imagery, tailored strategy, and a keen eye for detail can capture. Vencent Dorcilien is a published portrait and sports photographer from Miami, Florida, whose photography holds special weight and can tell a million stories.