The keys to vacation

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya… Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama… Key Largo, Montego baby why don’t we go, Jamaica…

“Oooh the places you’ll go” …or at least dream of, but why does it have to be just a thought? Sadly, many people have never left their hometown or even state to travel due to monetary reasons, busy schedules, or simply just unaware of their options. When we think of vacation, we tend to think of a meteor hitting our bank accounts, but “vacaying” doesn’t have to be expensive at all! Sure we all want the luxurious Rolls Royce rental, the Ritz Carlton stay, the Nobu food…but let’s be realistic.

We’re young, we’re free, we’ve got a decent job, and we have nothing but time…what better to do than to travel and see the world? Whether it’s a girl’s trip to Miami, guys being guys in Vegas, or even a baecation to Jamaica… thanks to technology you can predict the costs, book, and plan your trip through a few apps.


Hopper is a flight prediction app. This app allows users to insert their travel to and from destinations as well as the desired dates and it instantly pops up with a list of flights, beginning with the cheapest. It even shows a color-coded calendar showing when and just how expensive trips will be throughout the months. I recently found a flight for 4 days for just $82…ROUND TRIP. My friends have also been utilizing the app to its full advantage. One of my friends has gone on a trip each weekend last month thanks to hopper. From D.C. to Houston, to New York the flights have been afforded by just a couple weeks of saving.

Flipkey and Airbnb are just a couple of the most popular service apps out there right now. People rent out their homes, condos, apartments, beach houses, lofts…you name it, all for affordable prices. Of course with many other factors involved like your taste, city and area, and amenities prices fluctuate. We all want to be comfortable, especially when onvacation, but who needs a plush boudoir with champagne waiting in the den, when you’re supposed to be out on the town sightseeing and living it up? These apps allow people from all walks of life no matter their circumstance to travel and experience new things. Whether it be for an entire week’s stay or a place to crash for the night until you reach the next city, it’s a great, affordable innovation.

Uber everywhere. Skrr skrr! …and Lyft
You most likely won’t need to rent a car wherever you do vacation to. Sure it’s luxurious, convenient, and something you may be used to, but there are often overnight parking fees, tolls, possibilities of incidents occurring, additional charges from the rental company, gas… by the time you rack up the total, it may have very well surpassed that of the Ubers or Lyfts you could’ve gotten. The Uber and Lyft services also allow you to split the fare with friends while also offering discounts and promotions to users.

These are just a few of my travel faves that can save everyone time and money…

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Hottest Party Of The Summer: Nelly, Chingy, & The St. Lunatics


By Bre Nicole

The hottest party of the summer came all the way to Michigan this past Tuesday on August 9th, 2016, as  Vanilla Ice, Nelly, Chingy, and the St.Lunatics brought rising temperatures to  the Midwest!

If you’ve never been to a Nelly concert before, the 41-year-old rap artist from St. Louis, Missouri still makes every woman in the crowd hot enough to take off all their clothes, including bras!  There were even men in the arena ready to strip down!

Ladies, please attend a Nelly concert WITHOUT your boyfriend, as he may think twice on why he decided to cuff you and your relationship may be in question as your reactions to Nelly may be a bit extreme!

With it being 89 degrees outside and wearing all black, the sweat from my glands didn’t stop racing down my body  as I was dancing and singing along to  classic hits like E.I., Ride Wit Me, Country Grammar, Batter Up, Shake Ya Tailfeather,  Grillz,  Air Force Ones, Hot In Here,  Flap Your Wings, Where The Party At,  Get Like Me, Stepped On My Jz,  Move That Body, and his latest The Fix featuring Jeremih, which is a rendition of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing.

Before coming to Michigan, Nelly  hit the stage with Taylor Swift,  Saturday night at the Hamptons  for oil heir Mike Hess’ 30th birthday.

The two performed Nelly’s 2002 hit song, Dilemma, as Nelly hinted to Taylor “I know you know that song.”

14 years  later Nelly continues to win the hearts of his fans as he sets the mood on stage asking for a female participant to come on stage and sing along to the heart melting lyrics of  ‘No matter what I do, all I think about is you, Even when I’m with my boo, boy you know I’m crazy over you’

Nelly even surprised fans  with a special guest performance from St. Lunatic members Ali and City Spud, as well as St. Louis , Missouri’s very own Chingy!

The crowd went wild when Chingy performed his greatest hits like Pullin’ Me Back , One Call Away, and Right Thurr. Even I had to bust out and do the infamous ‘Chicken Head.’





In the early 2000s I was the epitome of what they called an ultimate fan! It was Nelly that made me fall in love with those light skin, DOWN SOUTH Country Grammar Boys, with that Midwest swag!

Although my mom doesn’t know this, there was a time that I  aspired being a video vixen/ video model due to all the hype music videos Nelly and the St. Lunatics constructed.

Nelly is set to perform in Las Vegas this Friday August 12, 2016 at the Drai’s Rooftop Nightclub. Find out when he’s coming to a city near you at




Guess Lamar Isnt the Only Addict

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By: William Lawson

There are so many ways to start this story. I’ll go with: once you go black, you never go back … even if the person is deeply addicted to drugs and you’ve dated multiple people publicly over the course of your separation.

Khloé Kardashian has taken back her man. That’s no surprise if you follow her and her family on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She has stayed in contact with Lamar Odom and in the most recent episode of KUWTK she was even flirting with him over the phone. Her relationship post separation is often a subject of confrontation between her and her sister Kim Kardashian-West.

According to TMZ, Khloé has been by Lamar’s side since he was found in a horrible condition at a brothel in Vegas due to drugs. Now that he seems to be making a full recovery, they have called off their divorce. The divorce was originally filed due to Lamar’s drug use, but it seems that this was his lowest point and he has convinced Khloé that he will no longer use drugs.

It’s reported that over the weekend, Lamar promised Khloé that he was done with drugs because he knows that he “cheated death.” TMZ reports that it was right then that Khloé decided to drop the divorce and nurse her man back to health.

Is Khloé listening to a broken record? Is Lamar really done with drugs? Maybe we’ll get those answers in a future episode of KUWTK because, in true Kardashian fashion, there were cameras rolling when Khloé and the Kardashian klan went to visit Lamar in his Vegas hospital room.

Khloé and Lamar through the years:

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