Spicy Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Spicy Seafood Gumbo Recipe
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Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

I wanted to try something different for dinner so I hopped on Pinterest for some inspiration and stumbled upon egg rolls. It’s also an added bonus that trying some new recipes off of Pinterest is on my Summer Bucket List. Take a break from the traditional egg roll that you’d get from a Chinese restaurant and replace it with delicious steak, cheese, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, and for a kick of spice, jalapenos!


I only slightly followed the recipe that I found. After you get the basics of the recipe and instructions have fun with it and add what you like in whatever quantity you like. But just for a general frame of reference….

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Q&A With a Black Travelista

Meet travel extraordinaire Brittany Floyd aka Britta!


She is a flight attendant and the owner of GoSomePlaceNow.

Go some place now

GoSomePlaceNow is a website aimed at first-time and seasoned travelers offering a host of tips on places to go, things to do, and useful information to make a trip memorable. I got the opportunity to pick Brittas brain about her travel adventures, check out my interview below.

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Escape to Paris

I am so jealous of people that get to grow up in the UK!

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Once you get into Europe traveling to other countries is dirt cheap. Since we were going to be in Spain so long we took the opportunity to go explore Paris on a day trip. The trip was not without its snags but Ill be going into that in a later blog post. For now just enjoy the pictures =)






Stopped at a cute cafe to eat.


Barcelona Spain Experience as told by Pictures.

I bought a Canon T5I and have since fallen in love with being behind the camera. Here are my favorite moments from Barcelona with the #GoSomePlaceNow crew.

(All of these pictures/Gifs were created/owned by me please do not use without my permission)


Because the hostel was lit.


Love birds Kat & Derrick during the walking tour.


Good vibes all throughout the trip. IMG_4144IMG_4145


Listening attentively to the tour guide. IMG_4167

Selfie timeIMG_4189IMG_4194

The official photographer in action IMG_4197IMG_4198

Aisha gracing Barcelona with all her black girl magic. IMG_4200

Love was in the airIMG_4205IMG_4209IMG_4211IMG_4214IMG_4221

Because I was secretly obsessed with her hair. Curls was poppin IMG_4222

Off guard moment IMG_4229

Selfie time again! IMG_4233IMG_4242



Sister sister. IMG_4275

Us: “Hey yall thats a good picture, dont move, act natural”! – lol


“Yall Serious?” IMG_4280

Their “natural” attempt IMG_4281

hair off guard IMG_4283

Justine said it was Selfie time IMG_4285IMG_4288

Barcelona with a side of burnt a$s from the sidewalk- lol IMG_4289

Weird stairwell shot.


Dj being educated by the local Barcelona wine-o


He had a lot of wisdom to give IMG_4313IMG_4314IMG_4315IMG_4316

Big Cash daddy Lewie IMG_4321

Us: Do another pose

Lewis: IMG_4322

(Dj Khalid Voice) & Another one lol IMG_4323IMG_4325

Him” I wanna take a picture down here” IMG_4327

“wait whats over here?” IMG_4328

“Naw nevermind” -lol IMG_4330

The beach was beautiful


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There were protests going on while we were there. IMG_4503IMG_4504

Paella Cooking class IMG_4509

Cleaning Squid IMG_4511IMG_4517IMG_4521IMG_4531

Then of course Derrick is in the back challenging the sangria guy to a chug off- lol IMG_4535IMG_4536

Somehow found ourselves outside while we were supposed to be learning to cook.


Two Greyhounds- beautiful dogs IMG_4549IMG_4550

When Dominicans link up in Spain. The love was so real. IMG_4554

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Ashlynn asking about spices and salt pulling water out of vegetables to maximize flavor. IMG_4580IMG_4583

The group was full of laughs. IMG_4585IMG_4586IMG_4594IMG_4597

Derrick made sure the veggie paella was swagtastic IMG_4598IMG_4604

Throw the rice in the pot like:

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He said meh Imma just dump mine in lol IMG_4607

Barcelona Bike Riding


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Barcelona at the Beach IMG_4649

The three amigos- Cousins IMG_4647

Kev our new UK friend.  He Was lit the entire time.

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Kev photobombing Jeanette




Photocred: Kev IMG_4684

$5 Euro for beach massages. IMG_4685IMG_6722


Partied to the crack of dawn almost every day!

Ayee shots


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dj and shots

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And you obviously go to Spain for the scenery. Part of the scenery is scantily dressed Europeans lol





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#GoSomePlaceNow Barcelona, Spain!

I just got back from Barcelona and the trip was nothing short of AMAZING.

(All pictures and gifs unless otherwise noted belong to me. Please do not use without my permission!)


Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

It was our first time in Europe and we decided to go along with a travel group #GoSomePlaceNow. We honestly didn’t have the courage to go on a trip of this magnitude alone, being such inexperienced travelers and all. The group did not disappoint!

Say hello to Britta- travel extraordinaire who owns GoSomePlaceNow and planned our entire trip for us.


Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

Her bio reads: “As a flight attendant and avid traveler, I’ve been to numerous countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific with a total a little over thirty. For the last 10 years travel has been my love, my hobby, and my lifestyle. Honestly, I just want to help the people in my life see how easy it is to make traveling a reality and teach them how to get the most out of the experience”.

What I really enjoyed about traveling with #GoSomePlaceNow is that Britta created our whole itinerary. We were free of course to pop in and out of it as we saw fit but we attended most of the events with the group that we were available for (got in later than everyone so we slept in the next day, went to Paris the Friday of the trip, etc).

Barcelona day 1

Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow


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Photo cred: JMillhouse


I tried patatas bravas for the first time and they were AMAZING!


Barcelona gang at UltraMarinos enjoying tapas and drinks.

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Gothic Quarter Fountain



La Boqueria


Fresh seafood


Fresh meat IMG_4338


Cooked snacks IMG_4336

Fresh squeezed juice IMG_4349IMG_4347

Fresh fruitIMG_4344IMG_4334IMG_4343

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Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

We missed Friday because we took a day trip over to Paris. But they looked BOMB

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Photo cred: JMillHouse

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Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

Boat Party 


The calm before the turn up…


Chug, chug, chug!!

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Chug, chug, chug!!

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& Again! Chug, chug, chug!!



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Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow



Calamari IMG_4517

Mussels IMG_4525

The end result:

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Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

On our last day we decided to do our own thing with some other people from the group and went bike riding to the beach.


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Photo cred: GoSomePlaceNow

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I had the time of my life and would totally travel as a group again. Why? Because

  1. We always had people to explore with.
  2. Britta took care of all the details!
  3. I got to make 20+ new friends
  4. Each person brought something different to the table. We had a lot of bilingual or even trilingual people in the group and they helped with communication barriers.
  5. We all shared pictures on the cloud so we got to see and experience the things that we may have missed (for example we overslept and missed half of the walking tour but still were able to get great pics).

So do yourself a favor and 

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The next trip is to South Africa March 14-20th, 2018!

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