by Saeeda Ruffin Outside is calling! Yes, sis, it’s time to put on your traveling shoes and get gone. Most of the world has been cooped up for far too long because of the pandemic, but thankfully, that is changing and a world full of adventure awaits. Your Afrocentric representation has been absent for far too long! Black queen, your essence attracts, and your enthusiasm and allure are infectious. Plus, you know you serve looks wherever you go! The world is your runway, sis!It may have been a few minutes since you stepped foot outside your local area, and you may be a little hesitant to venture beyond your new norm. We can’t have that. You are inquisitive, exciting, and a true vision of loveliness. Keep all that melanin goodness to yourself? No way! Time to make tracks, make your presence felt, and explore.The world absolutely needs to see your beautiful Blackness. It needs to know that there are melanated, educated, and successful Black goddesses out there who enjoy all the things that traveling affords them. Embark on your journey with the confidence of a queen. You need to boldly appear in places that may have, only rarely, been blessed to see a Black woman. Truth is, the world may not be ready for you, but don’t let that stop you. The time is now for you to stretch your comfort zone and travel.You can learn a lot about who you are when you travel. Coordinating travel can be very exciting, but it can also be challenging. There are many things to consider when planning your trip and while traveling. Being exposed to new cultures, languages, foods, and different ways of life is priceless. Travel provides you with educational experiences you simply cannot get otherwise. You will create life-long memories.The reality is, whether you go 200 miles away or 2,000 miles away, there will be things for you to enjoy that you normally wouldn’t have access to or have time to enjoy. Do it all and have fun!You can strengthen your friendships or even make new friends. If you are traveling with a squad, getting away can bring you together and reinforce the positive aspects of your friendship, but travel also opens your life up to a world of new people! You may make a connection with someone or even start a new relationship.You will surely experience feelings of happiness, contentment, and accomplishment when you travel. Remember, travel is supposed to be a respite from the daily grind so take time to unwind, reflect, and relish in what you have accomplished. You create your own happiness, so go ahead, set your travel goals, and take the world by storm. You deserve all the special moments' life has to offer!