Thanks for visiting 5 Tips On the Fly! My name is TaNisha Webb the brains behind this awesome travel blog that I hope everyone will grow to love! I wanted to share a few things about 5 Tips On the Fly so you'll know what to expect and give you a bit of information about myself. I’m excited about sharing tips, my personal thoughts and perspective on life by way of travel. I hope everyone comes along for this amazing journey with me and feel free to share your thoughts and personal experiences as well.
About 5 Tips On the Fly
5 Tips On The Fly is about my travel journey as a middle-aged woman who chose to change her entire direction in life mid-way through. My travel experiences are based on my personal ventures throughout the years and as a trained and well-traveled travel professional. 5 Tips On the Fly is also an up-close and personal blog where I'll share my journey through life from my personal thoughts and experiences directly from my travel journal.
When I came up with the idea of 5 Tips On the Fly my first thought was, "What in the world am I getting myself it AGAIN!?" LOL I have published a magazine before called Book Club 101 Magazine, which provided information-based articles for book clubs. Outside of editorials, I've never shared my personal thoughts with others on this type of platform. Creating a blog is a lot of work just like publishing a magazine! However, as a travel consultant, I have an amazing opportunity to experience wonderful destinations. As TaNisha Webb - the girl from Wichita, Kansas who had never traveled outside of road trips with my family and friends until later in life, my entire perspective and life changed tremendously through travel.
Why 5 Tips, 5 Experiences, 5 Thoughts...5 Any & Everything?
There is no rhyme or reason for 5 of anything! It's just a random number I chose. I felt anything I had to say worthwhile could be told in 5 tips, 5 pictures, 5 thoughts...etc.! Ten tips of anything is way too much for the kid! LOL
What It Means to Reset Your Life
'Reset' Your Life is when a person disconnects from their daily routine to reconnect with themselves. I have found this works for me best during my international travels. A few years ago, I decided to start a travel journal because I noticed my thought process was so much clearer when I traveled internationally. Not a journal app on my phone but a real-life pen to paper journal! If you have traveled internationally before you know that Wi-Fi may be limited for various reasons and you may not have a choice but to really take everything all in. In these moments, I began to think about the current state -personally and professionally and how I could enhance the next phase of my life with my passion to go full time with my event planning and travel agency businesses. My life wasn't meant to be spent within four walls without any windows 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I wanted to the opportunity to work anywhere in the world remotely if I chose to do so.
Surprisingly, I began to set those plans into motion the minute I returned home. The experience was more than just being refreshed from a vacation. This experience took me completely out of my element, which helped me to quiet all the noise from my daily life. Traveling brought an entirely different perspective and outlook on my life in those quiet moments. I've learned that many times it's not about the destination you visit but instead about YOUR journey and how it ultimately will change your life.
My Travel Experience
When I was growing up my family didn't have money to jump on a plane and visit amazing destinations. Traveling for us meant we packed sandwiches and a cooler to travel by car a few hours to see family in Oklahoma! LOL When I became an adult, my daughter and I traveled the same way to visit friends because I was broke! During our road trips, I felt it was important for my daughter to learn about Black History, so I always found museums where we visited to explain our history, so she could learn about the facts omitted from her school's history books.
In 2001, I took my first plane ride to Orlando, Florida for a Black Voices event. This was the ORIGINAL Black Voices, not the AOL version! You know, when chat rooms where the "in" thing and you only knew people by their username and never their government name! LOL Not only was it a great experience but also my first solo trip! My move to Kansas City fifteen years ago is when I entered the literary industry. I went from being a book club member to a book club president and I ended up creating an impressive platform to help promote underexposed authors and book clubs. During this time, I began to travel a lot domestically. International trips came about later right before I expanded my event planning company to include travel services.
In 2015, I decided to create my stand-alone travel agency Urban Chic Travelistas where I balance hosting travel events while managing my clients' personal vacations. I've learned many travel tips and lessons over the years whether it's from me traveling solo, with friends or family members, for business or pleasure, domestic locations or international destinations.
What I Hope My Followers Will Gain
At the end of the day, we only have one life to live. I hope everyone who follows 5 Tips On the Fly finds the inspiration to direct their steps to greatness in their lives while collecting a few travel tips and suggestions along the way! #JustBeJustGo