MEET REY NICHOLE

Her name is Rey Nichole and she is a life blogger. Rey describes herself as “A city girl who dares to dream.” Rey was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Her blog is titled “I Am Rey”, which stems from a previous idea she had while living in Cairo, Egypt to create a women’s empowerment class for women who felt that they were at a turning point in their lives.. She had a 3 bed room apartment which she shared with her friend Mandy Banda from Malawi. At the time, they were considering turning the other room into a classroom. Rey was already private tutoring Egyptian Natives in Conversational English and many of them had questions about every day life and…

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ADIOS JONAS, HOLA MEXICO!

Before I begin, let me say this … I HATE WINTER! I remember everybody at home saying how warm the weather was for most of December. We should’ve known that wouldn’t last long right? As soon as the temperature began to drop my first thought was getting out ASAP. So, one day while sitting around freezing, I decided to look at my Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points and see where I could head for some sun. Bingo! Cancun, Mexico it was. As my departure date drew closer, the weather forecasts began to show snow. You can only imagine how excited I was to get out of dodge. Once word of a blizzard names Jonas was mentioned, I was even more…

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A WEEKEND IN THE “BIG APPLE”

2016 began on a really chill, relaxed note. I had juggled with a few different ways to possibly bring in the new year but in the end I decided to do neither. While bringing in a new year in another city is always fun, I knew that the following weekend I would be headed to New York, so there were no worries. When Friday finally rolled around I boarded the BoltBus and was on my way to the “big apple”. I was expecting to be stuck in traffic since it was a Friday and all, but the ride was quick and we arrived in no time. When I arrived I caught an Uber and went to one of my favorite…

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BEYOND BMORE GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

As some of you may recall, when BEYOND BMORE was created I had much more in mind than just showcasing the various trips I’ve taken. I knew that besides just creating a travel blog, I had a much bigger purpose. While it is often easy to get so caught up in traveling that we forget where we come from; hailing from a city like Baltimore makes that impossible. Through both the good and the bad, Baltimore holds a special place in the hearts of those born and raised here. So, why not give back as much as possible and encourage others along the way? During the site’s launch week, our first giveaway was announced. Knowing that the birthday and national holiday commemorating the…

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