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Welcome to My Blog!

 

I am delighted to share my expertise, and first-hand account experiences of 23 years as a former flight attendant, as well as my adventures as a seasoned traveler, with you here at EbonyTravelers by Dr. Donna.

When it comes to travel, luxury is essential to me. And as a mature black woman who values elegance as well as exotic experiences, I have lived an extraordinary number of those.

Explore my blog to read about why I blog . Learn from these amazing moments in my life and gain insights on how to best prepare for your next domestic and, or international travels.

In addition to blogging about how to plan and get to the best destinations in the greatest style, I also blog about other equally important topics like travel value, travel gear, travel insurance, travel safety, cultural appreciation, diversity, and other trending matters.

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Your Expert Traveling Coach,

Dr. Donna

5 tips for international travelers.

5 tips for international travelers.

In many travel industry news lately, there has been a resurgence of travel, and international travel is part of that recovery.  As the world has sprung back from the many restrictions from the Covid pandemic, so has travel.  Covid restrictions have relaxed worldwide,...

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Race and nationality when traveling.

Race and nationality when traveling.

Travel comes with some inequities in the travel and tourism industry for people of color.  Often that impact is also affected by race and nationality.  The reality is that traveling while black comes with some individual challenges.  In my travels as a black woman, I...

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Traveling with a non-visible disability

Traveling with a non-visible disability

After having emergency brain surgery, I have had some experiences and realizations that I never envisioned.  One of the most striking realizations is about non-visible disabilities.  The side effects from my surgery are not noticeable, but I consider them a...

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Traveling and healthcare

Traveling and healthcare

My first experience with traveling and healthcare occurred while pregnant with my son. At the time, I was living in the UK and went to the doctor for a pregnancy checkup. My prior experience of any well-woman checkup included an examining table with footrests. When I...

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There’s a reason for airline rules.

There’s a reason for airline rules.

As a former flight attendant, I have seen many travelers take offense to a flight attendant’s request to follow an airline rule.  I can honestly say that flight attendants do not try to make passengers unhappy.  In contrast, happy passengers make for a comfortable...

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International travel realities

International travel realities

International travel is a fantastic experience, but it requires careful planning and preparation. It’s been alarming hearing about foreigners, particularly those of color, who have not been given the same opportunity to get out of Ukraine since the start of the...

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Unaccompanied minor travelers.

Unaccompanied minor travelers.

As we approach the springtime, it’s a good idea to discuss young adults traveling and unaccompanied travelers.  Often these travelers are minors, but, in some cases, they can be disabled adults as well.  As a single mom, I often used this service to have my kids visit...

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Why I have a maid in Singapore?

Why I have a maid in Singapore?

Living in Singapore has allowed me the opportunity to employ a helper, more commonly known as a maid in the US.  While this is beyond the imagination for most Americans, both black and white, having a maid in Singapore is a common occurrence.  Many Singaporeans have a...

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Five interesting facts about Singapore

Five interesting facts about Singapore

Singapore is a great place to live as an ex-pat. It has an excellent infrastructure, schools, and healthcare system. It is also one of the cleanest cities I have traveled to and one of the most popular ex-pat destinations. I Have lived in Singapore for more than ten...

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Must have travel Apps.

Must have travel Apps.

Almost every person has a smartphone and a mobile App they use every day.  Many travelers use their phones no matter the destination.  But now, more than ever, travelers take advantage of mobile Apps to help them through the travel process.  Whether planning a trip or...

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Taking sleeping pills on an airplane.

Long-distance flying can be uncomfortable and a chore.  Some travelers are blessed to sleep at will, while it can be a chore for others.  As a former flight attendant, I have witnessed many scenarios of passengers taking sleeping pills when flying.  Some travelers...

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Valentine’s Day around the world

Valentine’s Day around the world

The western world is set to celebrate the day of love, February 14th, Valentine’s Day.  However, we should understand that not everyone globally celebrates this day the same.  While many people worldwide celebrate this day in the western style of gift-giving,...

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