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... India (another again)

This time last year I announced to the Tribe that after 2015, we'd be taking a break from the India Nomadnessx trip. Indefinitely, yet in my mind I was thinking a year, maybe two. I can't stay away from India that long. I've personally been four out of the last five years. I said this in a very different space. 

Frankly, I was in a relationship this time last year, and the plan was to get pregnant in 2015...after this year's India trip. Well, after my doxycycline from the India trip wore off, rather. Between antibiotics and anti-malaria pills, for years the sheer logistics of the trip sent my body through a whirlwind. Year after year. There was no way I'd be able to be pregnant, nor breastfeeding, and pull off an India Nomadness trip. Not how we get down. So we'd wait. 

Fast forward even a month after our Nomadness trip in 2014, and I had to make a dramatic and swift exit from my relationship, and all plans of being a mother in 2015 were slowly slipping from my grasp. Disappointed at first, I've grown ok with the course life has taken. Growing calmer in knowing that my ideal relationship, husband, and child(ren) are manifesting steadily on their way to me. But, this is where I was in life, this time last year. 

Now... this past week. This is where I am in life, this year. 

2015 India Nomadnessx Crew in front of Taj Mahal Entrance

2015 India Nomadnessx Crew in front of Taj Mahal Entrance

Dee and I gazing into the Taj Mahal just ahead of us, in our sarees.

Dee and I gazing into the Taj Mahal just ahead of us, in our sarees.

Normally, I allow about half the number of people on this trip. Fifteen tops. This year, we glided towards thirty, and I let it happen, seeing as I knew we'd be taking a hiatus from India after this trip. I'm glad I did. Look at this photo. Internalize this photo. 

I've been to India many times, and under specific circumstances. Last year was a powerful trip, as it was all women. The bonding was immeasurable. The 2013 trip to India, was the first with the Tribe, and it will always be known as the first. I remember writing two years ago about how an India trip was a personal benchmark for me. I felt like it was the trip I was dreaming of taking Nomadness on, once I trusted the group (and myself) enough. The baby started to walk after India 2013. I can surely say without India...there would have not been the likes of Samoa Nomadnessx 2014, and other trips in the planning. India is a place of discomfort. Even the most seasoned of travelers boast not wanting to do India alone. I totally get it. It is not for the faint of heart, weak of stomachs, nor non-empathetic beings walking around. 

India guts you!

In the most beautiful and dramatic of's truly difficult to describe what happens in the streets of Jaipur, sands of Pushkar, or along the walls of Agra's Taj Mahal. All I know is it's life changing and affirming. You HAVE to experience it. 

Every year I cry.

Like clockwork. It never fails. This year, Amanda caught me. 

Amanda and I during Holi Festival of Colors 2015.

Amanda and I during Holi Festival of Colors 2015.

The way Nomadness hits the Jaipur streets for Holi is truly something out of a new age, Indian version of the movie 'Warriors'. A cross between that and an old Ruff Ryders music video, with colored paint powder instead of booty shorts, cropped tops, and biker jackets. We run Jaipur. Usually the only 'tourists' of color, we are riding on the back of motorbikes, fitting five to a tuk tuk, legs hanging out the back, six deep in jeeps, screaming 'HAPPY HOLI!' at unearthly decibels while weaving in and out of traffic. Traffic which, on a regular day has no boundaries or rules, and on Holi is a circus on wheels. There's only one rule to driving in India: SURVIVE! That's it. Feet out the back, it was watching my tribe... in this element of sensory overload, radiating in magnetic colors, and smiling more in a day than they probably had all month, that I began to silently cry. Amanda saw it, and the flood gates opened for her as well. We hugged and released. to the point of tears, is a happiness I only wish is granted to every person at some point in their life. 

I can say that I know at least one day, every year, that it is granted to me...and that is Holi.

2015 India Nomadnessx Crew....on Holi! We run this. 

2015 India Nomadnessx Crew....on Holi! We run this. 

I try to stay on the humbler side of things, but fuck it! No one does Holi like Nomadness does Holi. This is fact. We get into the belly of Jaipur. This year, after running into issues with guards outside the 'tourist party' that the local government puts on, we bounced. They wouldn't let our Indian drivers/family in, even hitting one of them with a stick (which ignited a beast in me, yelling to everyone 'we out!'), and we left. No parts of that shit. First off, if we wanted to be around the tourists that just showed up for Holi, we could do that any day of the week. Secondly, fuck your party and not letting our local family in. I've been through those walls, and it's merely 'ok' where Bhati's house is always where the magic happens. Again, reestablishing the theme of family. I think one of the reasons why the India trip resonates with people so much is because it's the trip that we have that I feel mostly signifies what Nomadness' mission 

Prior to going through it, many compared it to jouvert. Then after, these same people switched it up and said 'no'....Holi is indeed different. Mainly because it is family oriented. This is us. 

Family takes on a whole other meaning for me in regards to India. These people are my extended family. I have many scattered around the world, but India has seen me more frequently than most. I've seen Bhati and his brothers grow older. I've watched the staff at Umaid Mahal grow older, hire new people, etc...

Most impactful to me are the children. I've watched these kids grow into teenagers. From sweet young boys to menacing teenagers...and if it doesn't put the life cycle in perspective for me than I don't know what else would. One of the stories I loved sharing with this year's group is in this photo and video mash up:

He was my very first camel driver in Pushkar, at the age of 10. Now, with him this week, at 15 years old. He's turning into a man. 

He was my very first camel driver in Pushkar, at the age of 10. Now, with him this week, at 15 years old. He's turning into a man. 

....OLD HUMBLE NomadnessTV beginnings...years before the Tribe was even created. Peep the video at 7:30 to see how small he was when we first met in 2010, compared to the photo above. what travel means to me. This is who I am and why I do what I do. How lucky am I, to have created a job for myself where I can curate this gift for others?! How lucky am I to have been gifted this responsibility, in this lifetime, to create the vessel for bridging thousands of people from around the world, who never would have known one another if it wasn't for Nomadness? How lucky....I am. Thank you to every bit of energy in the Universe that came together to make this my destiny in this lifetime. I appreciate you. 

Love to India and Nomadness! Family by choice.  #nomadness #familybychoice #wheresanne #reallifeevie

...the week that was

Many of you are aware, at this point, that Nomadness was dealt a horrific blow this past week. While vacationing, a number of Nomadness Travel Tribe members linked together in Panama City for MLK Weekend. Of about twenty people, twelve members went on a tour outside of Panama City on Friday, January 16th. On the way back from that day excursion, there was a horrible van accident in which nine of our members were injured,  one is presently in a coma, and two deceased. 

On behalf of Nomadness, I cannot being to express the gravity of the situation that has hit our community. Within 24 hours, Nomadness CEO and two other people on the High Council were in Panama helping the families, victims, and the Embassy with whatever was needed. Within 72 hours, the Nomadness community banded together and was able to raise over $60,000 in donations to go directly to the survivors, victims, and their families. Over $60,000 from our community. If ever there were a blessing at the end of tragedy, it's that 'in house' this travel group proved itself (again) to be so much more than just that.  We are family. A tribe. 

As of this past Friday, Nomadness can announce that all survivors that have been able to leave Panama, have been flown back to the States. This was a great goal to meet. Since then, Nomadness has ceased taking in donations directly, and dispersed funds to the families involved. We ask, for those looking to donate, to please use the information below to donate to the families of the deceased, and our member still in Panama City, working her way through a coma right now. 

Our condolences to the families of Nneka Fritz and Christopher Nigel Thorne. Our continued strength and support also to the family of Diana Isidore, staying with us as best she can in a hospital in Panama. 

Donations can be sent to:

Gary Fritz

397 Fenimore St. 

Brooklyn, NY 11225


Texia Thorne

2125 Gayley Street

Columbia, SC 29209


Desray Isidore

PO Box 16064

Atlanta, GA 30321


Top 5's (Kinda) of 2014

Time of the year again for me to take a moment of pause, and reflect on what 2014 has been for me. Most of the categories include five answers, some more. All, an open book. Here goes something. No particular order. 


1. Darrick 2. Kali 3. Dad 4. Caesar 5. Roz  6. Fedler 7. Marion


1. Apia, Samoa 2. Johannesburg, South Africa 3. Cape Town, South Africa 4. Charlotte, NC 5. Barcelona, Spain


1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2. The 5 Love Languages 3. Know Your Value 4. The Celestine Prophecy 5. Guide to Greatness


1. The Theory of Everything 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild 3. Inside Out- Documentary 4. Obvious Child 

Words/Catch Phrases:

1. Stay hungry. Stay Foolish. 2. Hmmm.  3. Word.  4. I can't.  5. Dope. 


1. Beautiful - Musiq 2. Grown Woman- Beyonce 3. Drunk in Love -Beyonce 4. So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell 5. Respect My Conglomerate - Busta Rhymes Feat. Jadakiss and Lil'Wayne 


1. Signing distribution deal with Issa Rae Productions

2. Two features on News One w/Roland Martin with TV One

3. Being in the room at WEEN Awards...approaching Vashtie and Gary Dourdan

4. Going to Cherae's Birthday and being cool as a cucumber under highly stressful energy. Growth for real. Unbothered. 

5. Getting a matchmaker to simply give help with the love life. 

6. Standing up for myself by getting out of an emotionally destructive relationship.

7. Boxing classes. Always wanted to try this. 

8. Getting nominated for an honorary Ph.D....which I turned down.

9. Nomination to Iona College Alumni Board of Directors...which I will accept. 

10. Creating with Arielle Loren

11. That dinner the last night of South Africa Nomadnessx 2014... thank you Cape Town Board of Tourism. 

12. The financial leveling out that shows the light at the end of the entrepreneurial tunnel. Thank the Universe!

13. Facing, and getting my finances completely broken down by Tiffany 'The Budgetnista' Aliche. She is a fucking Godsend. Get with her. I cried. 

14. Clearing 100 orders from during the holiday season. Wow. Gratitude isn't the word. Thank you. 

15. Officially diving in headfirst to getting all my dental work done...and qualifying/obtaining health care for the first time in seven years. No more out of pocket. 

16. '30 Lessons Leading to 30' approaching my 30th birthday, and how many people I didn't realize it helped. 

17. Being put onto Abraham Hicks by Caesar. Subsequently, Reigniting my spiritual journey, even telling the Buddhist family, I need 5 feet for awhile.

18. Bomb ass new merchandise and graphic design intern. Shouts to Helena 

19. Being featured on Paul Carrick Brunson's #MENTORMONDAYS....THAT, yea....that's the closest I've ever been to Oprah. ;-) #lovePaul 


1. Gaining 20 pounds of a 55 pound weight loss back. Enter boxing. 

2. Not finishing my book this year, knowing the shit is totally my fault. Procrastination + ADD + packed ass schedule is not the move for this shit. Get the fucking book out, Evie.

3.  Relationship with Mom. 

4. Coming home from a trip and finding out my cat, Zorro, got into chemicals in the apartment and having to take him to the vet. Lawd, that Mom moment was crazy. 

5. Black female suicides

6. Police shootings of my people...the NON-INDICTMENTS 

7. Getting a damn Nomadness bathing suit to come to fruition. Lawd this process. 

8. Not getting the new site or app out this year. 


1. I am enough. 

2. I meet dope, amazing, husband worthy men all the time, given my network. But, if they aren't looking for a relationship...they AREN'T where I need them to be. Thus, it's time to move on accordingly. No matter how dope they are. 

3. Discrespect is a non-negotiable. In any type of relationship. 

4. If someone doesn't take the time to take care of themselves, I feel they will never take the time to take care of anyone else....and it's unattractive. 

5. Stay laser-like focused on the vision. That includes continuing to say 'no' way more often than I ever say yes. 

6. If I go somewhere for myself, and don't want it to turn into a meet up, I can't say/post anything.  A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G

7. The key to success, is just focusing on your own shit. Create the bubble.

8. They ALWAYS come back. 

9. I'm still attracted to women from time to time. And when it happens, it's still animalistic as hell. 

10. Be what's next! #NMDN

11. Stick to the Nomadness script. It was an AMAZING year for us. The one time we attempted a deviation of process, it didn't work. Lesson learned. 

12. People. Process. Profit. Taken from one of my new favorite shows, 'The Profit'

13. There are two keys to everything: happiness and consistency. To love, health, being an entrepreneur. You don't have to go HAM everyday, but you have to do something everyday. "You don't start out building a wall. You say I'm going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid...and keep doing that everyday.' - Will Smith

14. Some of my ideas can get me sued. I'm sure my attorney appreciates this. 

15. I hear 'No' less and less. I can't call if it means I'm actually hearing it from outside sources less, or if I am literally becoming deaf to the word, and doing shit anyway. 

Memorable Moments:

1. Anytime Crystal Washington posted on social media reminding me that while, yes, I'm in the room with some heavy hitters this year.....they are ALSO in the room with ME. 

2. Spiritual/Energy reading with Adoma

3. Chilling at Skidmore College after my Black History Month presentation, with the students. I LOVE speaking at colleges and universities. It's my sweet spot.

4. Cab ride with Airis, Stephanie, and Sonya in Cape Town, to Table Mountain. Driver was CRUNK!

5. My breakdowns in front of the Tribe. Firstly, with the women of India Nomadnessx 2014, finally letting go of everything from 2013. Secondly, about family issues at the Tribe Thanksgiving Dinner. 

6. Cousin Danijah's engagement party. Was dope to be in the club with family, including Grandma. Excited to have Parisians in the family. 

7. Almost literally, and definitely figuratively, running into Caesar at Barnes & Noble. Then....our subsequent hours worth of conversations about all life's wonders that's happened since then.

8. Getting my taxes done. 

9. Getting new homeopathic remedy. 

10. Visiting Rudi's grave with Fedler. 

11. Ashley's Wedding. Danielle's Wedding. 

12. Nomadness 3 Year Anniversary Party...being in a position to fly the whole team into NYC for the celebration meant the world to me. 

13. Meeting Rene @ownbyfemme and vibing with her. She’s been a hair and girl crush for awhile. I stayed professional. Great spirit. 

14. William Middleton bolting like a bat out of hell into the Pamplona arena to run with the bulls on Barcelona Nomadnessx 2014 Trip. 

15. That first meal with Darrick in Barcelona…and everything subsequently. 

16. Dee pulling me to the side at the Tribe BBQ and politely digging in my ass. 

17. Getting invited into the home of Danny Simmons and seeing all the art he's collected. So dope. I adore this man (and his help). 

18. Dinner with Ashlea Pope, at Art Basel 

19. Watching Stephanie O’Conner in her element pulling off the Talib Kweli concert in Jo'Burg

20. Watching Airis teach a cooking class in Maboneng, South Africa randomly. Seeing my friends do what they love, through my forum, warms my heart in an indescribable way. 

21. Night on the phone with Darrick, in which I found my spoken word journal from college, and he had me spitting for the first time in years. 

22. Jillian pulling me to the side, and crying on a Jaipur street, thanking me for Nomadness bringing her to India for Holi.

23. Watching Michaela bungee jump from Orlando Towers in Soweto, and screaming 'NOMADNESS' on the way down. 

24. Finding out we lost our first tribe member to a battle with cancer, while still coming home from India. 

25. Going to Johannesburg's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

26. Having a Tribe member post, revealing that she was diagnosed with only a year left to live. She wanted to know where we would travel to if all our affairs were in tact and $150,000 was available for the around the world journey. strength, and family. 

27. Heart to heart convos with Leon Burks Jr. 

28. Gifted Dave Chappelle and Erykah Badu tickets from Jean. 10 rows back from stage. 

29. Getting a guided tour through Danny Simmon's African art collected house in Brooklyn.

30. Kevin Hart with Dad, Aunt Sharon, and Sarafina.

31. Phone call with Poogie.

Goals For 2015:

1. Get in the best shape of my life

2. Getting exactly who I want, and the sponsorship dollars needed to launch #NMDN and blowing everyone’s fucking brains open

3. Enter, and grow inside of a positive-creative-progressive-loving-respectful- fulfilling- nurturing relationship

4. Finish the book

5. Get '30 Lessons to 30' in print

6.  Not leave that office until Travel Channel has signed me onto a show contract

7. Partnerships, partnerships, partnerships

8. Get repped by a major talent agency, giving me a manager/agent to get bookings on everything from shows, to travel news segments.

9. At least 12 paid speaking engagements

10. Acquire _____ in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Thailand

11. Keep innovating Nomadness as more than a travel group. First up, New Year’s announcement video

12. App Out into the Universe, even if Beta

13. Skillshare courses up/marketed

14. SXSW

15. Apply for TED

 to be continued….. Let's go 2015! Thank you 2014 for being as dope as you were. 


Parts of Apartheid : Nomadness in South Africa

For me, one of the most jarring points about apartheid, were the dates. You're not allowed to take photos or video on the inside of Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum, so I was unable to capture the emotional reactions of everyone that went on the Nomadness trip. 

Going in as a group, we were immediately split into 'Whites' and 'Non-Whites' via a label you were given along with your receipt. From the door, you were slammed with the reality of what it was like living in South Africa from the 1940s to the 90s. 

Yes. Including the 1990s. 

I was born in '84. 30 years old.

All I could think of was how the dates I was reading while going through the museum were primarily in the 80s and 90s. From Mandela's release and death, to the switch in political parties, I couldn't escape the fact that this is my generation's story.  This is South Africa's story. This is my story.  This is our story.

Please enjoy the second episode documenting the South Africa Nomadness Crew's journey through the timeline of apartheid, streets of Soweto, and commemoration of the life of Nelson Mandela. 


The Nomadness Project: Samoa Part Two

Continuing on learning about the first hand stories from 2009 tsunami survivors, the Tribe had a chance to sit down with their driver, Lini. He opened up about that day, from the earthquake, to what it was like losing his two children. In their honor, we tell Samoa's story because it definitely wasn't covered in the US. Nomadness would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone we engaged with on this trip, staff at the Taufua Beach Fales, and everyone who lost their lives in the tsunami. Stay up Samoa. We love you. #nomadness 

Quarterly Co. Brings Evita Robinson On As New Curator

We can't even begin to explain how geeked we are to finally announce our partnership with Quarterly Co.!! 
Starting TODAY!! you can find Evita/Nomadness on Quarterly Co.'s site and SUBSCRIBE to her box. There you will get surprise gifts in the mail, curated by Evita that surround travel, creative entrepreneurship, and 'kick your butt' motivation. That injection of inspiration that you need! Every quarter, get your dose of it!
The process is super easy:
2. SUBSCRIBE to Evita's Box
3. Wait for the quarter to finish...and one day you come home to this box you totally forgot about, and there are amazing gifts inside that will make you want to run into the house and take over the world ;-)
One hint! My first box is centered around the theme: FIND YOUR TRIBE!!
Too excited for this ;-) Sign up and spread the word.

Issa Rae + Evie + WURD Crowdfunding Panel + Temple University

Two weeks ago I had the most humbling pleasure of speaking on the WURD Crowdfunding Panel at Temple University. 

Staying ahead of the curve on this financial movement is like trying to stay on course with technology. There is so much to soak in and I believe this panel was the most effective of them all on the subject matter. 

With both Issa Rae of The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl, and myself as the creative minds behind overly successful past campaigns, and Tim and Daryl effectively breaking down how crowdfunding is shifting not just from donor based pledges, but to actual equity in upcoming companies. It is going to be very interesting to see how the financial and creative worlds shift over the next year. 

Check out WURD 900AM for their upcoming events in the Philadelphia area. To everyone we met, thank you so much for attending!!

The Perils of Being a Traveling Woman, Who Dates


Photo Credit: Stephanie O'Conner of


I'm exhausted of the conversation. All the renditions of 'Why To Date A Traveling Girl', 'Why Not To Date A Traveling Girl', why we're awesome, why we suck. Ok, enough. Everyone is entitled to their spin (as I'm about to take mine) but what I would appreciate is everyone to stop talking about me (and my kind) as if we aren't in the room.


I have been an avid traveler the better part of the last decade. Lived in France, Thailand, and Japan. Bopped around nearly twenty countries while still in my twenties, and even created the popular urban travel group, the Nomadness Travel Tribe, around it. Many would say it's my life.


You know who would say that the most? Guys I have dated, and ex-boyfriends.


Thus goes the perils of being a traveling girl, dating. The woman who refuses to give up on love and works adamantly on a vision board that includes photos like the Follow Me To Project sweeping our men (or women) off their feet and wisking them away to far off lands. We dream of becoming our partner's oasis of adventure and life force. Travel is our drug, and while we are daring enough to climb the mountains of Machu Pichu, Lara Croft it out in Siem Reap, and sky dive over the waters of Dubai there is a very real part to us that seeks something deeper than even travel...wait for


Do we want it in the generic sense? Hell no. Nothing about us is generic. We want a road dog too, that will not look at us crazy when we get the doctor to approve travel for the future child within six months, and the passport is already acquired (I mean, that's what birth certificates are used for anyway, right? To get passports).


We are this exotic, outlandish, other wordly human being to many of you. An anomaly, yes...and very much, no. We want the same things many women and men do, we just may not want it in the same order. We are tricky, but we are far from impossible.


I mean, I know sometimes we are difficult to understand because:


1. We Leave

Sometimes at the drop of a dime. We can't help it. It's like a disease. It doesn't help when we have long withstanding friendships with pilots, flight attendants, and ticket counter attendants. Immediately we start actively acquiring flight benefits that make your mouth drop.


Benefits that we tend to share with the ones we love if they play nice. (ahem) You will enjoy the chase.


2. We Are Competitive

It's all about the stamps. Where have you been? Men, think of the way you are about your favorite sport. That's us with travel. Backpackers adorn their arms with wrist bracelets to showcase how many countries they have been too. The travel bug is real.


She will open your mind up to THE world. Like, the entire world, literally.


3. We Get Bored Easily

Travel breeds stimulation. The shock of the new. We live for excitement, even on the border line of danger.


You will never be able to sit back and say, "This relationship is dull."


4. We Mouth Off

Many times in different languages. Fluency is a great bonus, but even just knowing a few salutations can be the difference between a great trip and a horrible one.


She's a Jane of All Trades that knows a little about a lot, and you'll love her for it, especially on the road.


5. We Are Treated Like Zoo Animals

People who don't get the lifestyle, simply don't get it, but they are in awe of it. Sometimes we feel like zoo animals. Everyone gathers around wanting to see what we do next, where we are going next, and we become this mini celebrity among our peers. This is flattering, until it becomes weird, particularly in dating. You start to get the feeling that people date you because they are attracted to the 'concept' of you, not the real you.


6. We Don't Need You, We Want You

We want you to be that rock to hold us down. Not in a literal sense, but in enough of a sense that the desire to plant roots somewhere (anywhere) seems like it could actually be attained. For those of us who want families and believe in marriage, this is all the more true. We aren't used to answering to someone before moving. Inside, we secretly yearn to be missed and wanted back. This, through time, turns into a need with the right partner.


7. We Are Your Mirror

You will have no choice but to question every fear you have ever had, as you look into the eyes of a woman (everyday) that has taken life by the balls. The only thing left for you to do is wonder, 'why haven't I?' And THAT, my friends, is intimidating for anyone.


8. We Value Experiences Over Money...and Money Can Come From Anywhere

Not so much vacationers, but expats and backpackers are natural born hustlers on finding ways to make money on the road. What may seem 'unstable' to others, is in many ways the only way we know how to survive out in the world. Diversifying income is a state of mind, not just a practice. Many freelancers, location independents, artists, and entrepreneurs are born this way.


9. We Live/Play/Think/Breathe Outside The Box

Our timing is non-linear. We live in no society set order, nor do we play by society set rules. We are who we are, and that's enough for us. Our sandbox is full of some of the coolest people you would ever meet on the planet, and we encourage you to come in, and get dirty. Don't forget your passport.


So, if you are considering dating a woman who travels, and the influx of articles have left you looking a lot like my photo above, I say give it a try. We are kind of amazing.


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