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Exactly 55 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and delivered one of the most influential speeches in American history. Over 200,000 people had gathered on the National Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King spoke of a dream in which “sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” While many will be familiar with the climactic refrain King used to conclude his climactic speech, few will recall the unique circumstances by which the Atlanta-born minister arrived at those famous four words, “I have a dream.” In fact, King was midway through his planned remarks when gospel singer Mahalia Jackson urged the reverend to “tell them about the dream.”

Keep the dream alive. Live, love, learn, inspire and travel!

Walk good โœŒ๐Ÿพ

Carry-On Travel State of Mind

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.”

Cesare Pavese
Bathroom selfie at Toronto Pearson International Airport

When it comes to traveling, do you prefer to go the route of carry-ons or checked luggage? Between having my luggage mistaken and taken by another traveler a few years ago at Miami International Airport baggage claim (we both had the same Joy Mangano luggage and he totally missed the tags ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ), held luggage due to layovers and increased costs in checked bag fees, I prefer going with carry-on.

Sooo, how does one pack using carry-on luggage, especially when traveling for more than a week?! Given airline luggage size and weight restrictions, I’ve managed to travel with only carry-on using Eagle Creek Compression Cubes, Hibag Compression bags and solid carry-on luggage such as Nautica Carry-On Expandable Spinner Luggage and TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior…..

TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior packed with 2 weeks worth of luggage including 3 pairs of shoes
TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior, Eagle Creek Compression Cubes and Compression Bags
Closing Eagle Creek Compression Cubes

Traveling carry-on is not only cost effective but convenient, making it easy to move around through airports and via public transportation.

Rocking my TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Junior in Tokyo, Japan while using the Google translate app on the vending machine contents
Brussels-South Railway Station
Brussels, Belgium

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Til the next post, take care…Live, love, learn, inspire and travel!


Posed by the Meiji Jingลซ Shrine Sake Barrel Wall Display
Tokyo, Japan ~ August 2019

Greetings! I haven’t written a blog post since the days of MSN Spaces and Myspace, well over a decade, sigh. So this year I thought I’d get back into it. First, let me introduce myself, I’m Alecia (pronounced with 4 syllables, uh-LEE-see-uh). I’m a wanderer and not a wonderer who loves Jesus, uplifting people, my alma mater – The University of Michigan (Go Blue), music, travel and food which you’ll see incorporated throughout my posts.

Thank you for stopping by my page and following along, I really appreciate it and you. Travel offers great enlightenment and engagement, I hope you enjoy my posts as I strive to broaden horizons and inspire wander.

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Live, love, learn, inspire and travel.

โ€œTo move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.โ€

Hans Christian Anderson

Til next time, walk good (Jamaican expression for take care/stay safe).

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