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I’m Christina, a travel and lifestyle freelance writer based in Fort Myers, Florida and Accra, Ghana. I have written for publications like Lonely Planet, Business Insider, Fodor’s Travel, and more. I am always accepting assignments so feel free to email me at 

Most 'Anywhere Workers' Are Bad for Locals. Here's How To Not Be.

Currently, an estimated 9 million Americans live abroad, many of whom hope to live the proverbial dream and create a better life abroad. But what about the harsh impact the rise of expats has been having on local communities around the world?

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Haiti for Your Next Caribbean Vacation

Haiti’s mountainous tropical landscapes, rich history, and electric dance scenes, offer the recipe for a stunning getaway. Here’s why Haiti should make your shortlist as you plan you next escape to the Caribbean.

Helpful tips to know before traveling to Ghana

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.

Why Black Americans Are Saying Ghana Is the Place to Be

Ghana has become a repatriation Ghana has become a repatriation hot-spot for many Black Americans over the last few years. These expats give an insight into their lives in Ghana and what has made them stay.

The 53 best cities in the world - Accra #43

Every year, Time Out quizzes thousands of city-dwellers worldwide about life in their hometown right now. As a contributing writer for Accra, which ranked #43 on this list, I created a global snapshot of what visitors have to look forward to when visiting Accra.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Guide to Visiting and Supporting 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.

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. Here are some ways to make the most of your trip to Ghana on a budget

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

Historically, Haiti’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.

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. Here are our favorite ways to explore Accra.

Meet the Haitian Foodie Bringing Island Cuisine to North Dakota

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!

Sample local life on a 9-day journey around Ghana

Ghana welcomes guests with immersive experiences, intriguing history, and a hospitable spirit. Here is a 9-day itinerary to Accra and Cape Coast that will help you make the most of your trip.


The 33 coolest streets in the world - #19 Oxford Street

As a contributing writer for Oxford Street in Accra, which ranked #19 on this list, I listed why Oxford Street is the coolest in Accra and what you have to look forward to when visiting this street. 

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.

What to Expect on Your First Trip to Ghana

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 travelers. 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.

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.

The Beauty of Photos Through Passion

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.

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.