Hey Girl Friend! I'm Anne Marie

A bold, beautiful, and bald Black woman who is living her best life.

But, it wasn’t always like that. I lived the corporate life. Heck, I was an attorney! With over 30 years working in Operations overseeing and managing Human Resources, Global Security the whole nine yards!

The solo travel bug first bit me when I was sent on a trip by an employer to Accra Ghana and Nairobi Kenya. I had never been on the African continent and getting on that plane all alone opened up a whole new world for me. The travel bug bit and it has never let go!

But you know those days where you’re sitting at your desk, wondering what your life would be like if you felt free?

Well, I had plenty of those. I knew I wanted to be able to travel more and work less so I eventually quit my corporate job, pivoted my career, and skedaddled to Mexico where I’m now living out my dream of not just an ex-pat life but solo traveling more than I ever have!

Losing my Mother and my nephew in 2020 within an eight-week period taught me that you need to do what you want to do now. Who knows where you’ll be in five years? Why wait? I know you’ve thought about this before. Maybe it’s an everyday thought at this point. But, dreaming is not the same as doing. Doing gets you where you want to be.

I now have a thriving HR consulting practice but I make it a point of taking a solo trip every three months. That’s right I find a way to fit in a trip of at least 7 days every quarter. Why? Because I have come to realize that solo travel is the best self-care there is for me. I use common sense travel planning, combined with an eye on my budget, personal safety and security and as a general practice I almost NEVER check bags – Team Carry-on only.

In addition to loving solo travel, I love great food and cocktails and style. I am often asked how I managed to maintain my style without checking bags, and one of the objectives of this website is to let you in on my secrets to not only traveling safely and affordably but with also with a little style despite the Team Carry-On mode of travel.

Taking the time to travel solo is something I believe every woman should do at least once and I suspect that if you do it once you will want to do it again and again and again. The content on this website is designed to provide you with the information, guides, and resources to help you travel with confidence, affordably and with style!

Life is Short, Take the Trip and Thank me Later.


Anne Marie

I dedicate this Website to:
The Memory of My Mother – Shirley James Archer
Because I am your daughter, I know I can do Anything.
I miss and love you forever Mommy
The Memory of My Nephew – Dexter Ndengabagnizi
For his kindness, for his love of Travel, for his wonderful spirit.
I miss you kiddo. Auntie loves You Forever. Keep smiling, wherever you are.