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Licensed Jet-setter and Perpetual Expatriate 
Nicole has lived outside of the United States since 2006 and is currently working in Germany. She most likely inherited her migrating spirit from her grandmother, who emigrated from Jamaica to America shortly after Nicole was born. Nicole prides herself on being a world traveler, already visiting 23 countries on 5 different continents. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany, a city quickly identified as her kindred spirit.
Since moving to Berlin, Nicole began vlogging and blogging as a means to maintain contact with family and friends around the globe. Today she is the woman behind, her personal travel and adventure blog. When not plotting her next adventure, Nicole can be found in her kitchen nurturing her reluctant domestic goddess. (She makes a great Red Velvet Cupcake)

Some of her most memorable cities have been Reykjavik, Istanbul, Sydney and Rabat. Her incurable wanderlust and insatiable curiosity has led her to unique experiences that range from taking local cooking classes, to snorkeling in the great barrier reef, to going off-roading on 4X4s. She’s also a sucker for most things pretty, and loves spending shorts stints in small designer hotels.

Apart from travel, Nicole’s interests include natural hair care, plus size fashion, and crafting. Her youtube channel: Nicole is the New Black covers an array of topics and has a growing audience. You can also follow her on twitter @nicolenewblack

For all enquiries please email Nicole at

13 Responses to About Me

  1. Meli Maldonado says:

    I want to be just like you when I grow up! I’ve just began reading your blog. I discovered your page via I was in Berlin this past April visiting my cousin and you’re definitely right. Didn’t see a single afro but mine. But at least I wasn’t stared at like I was in China or Japan 🙂

    I love to travel as well but I haven’t explored as many places as you. I’ve been to China and Japan through study abroad opportunities, Germany and the Dominican Republic (every summer as a kid). If you don’t mind, can I ask you what your profession is? I’m exploring careers that will allow me enough time to travel or even include travel in the position.

    I love your concept of living/experiencing like a local instead of a tourist in different countries. With that idea I usually try to learn some of the language before I visit a new place. Learning languages is my passion.

    Thanks so much and I look forward to getting more acquanted with your blog. Right now I’m just playing catch up with everything I’ve missed!

  2. Venus says:

    Nicole please post more. You have such an awesome personality and so much to share with the world, especially those of us who don’t get to travel. Wishing you many more magical memories abroad 🙂

  3. Cristina says:

    Hi Nicole!

    I just wanted to let you know your blog is up for review on the Biz of Blogging FB page 🙂


    • Nicole says:

      ah man, i totally missed it. i thought i removed it from the list :/ i’ll go look for comments but i doubt i got much feedback since i havent been very active. thanks!

  4. Theresa says:

    Nicole great work with your blog. I have actually wondered about black women’s experiences in Asia, but I guess Europe is just as culturally undeveloped. Blogging seems to be the white persons domain. Thanks for sharing your travel stories and showing us the other side of the picture.

  5. Nicole,

    Do It While You’re Young is an up and coming travel company focused on encouraging young women to pursue their dreams in travel while maintaining a successful professional life. We got a great response to the article “Ten Women Who Will Teach You How to Kick Ass at Travel and Life” in which you were featured on our website. (The article can be seen here: Currently DIWYY is working on a travel professional interview series in which we’d absolutely love to interview you about your experiences and words of wisdom as a woman who has successfully incorporated travel into her professional life.

    I look forward to being in touch!

    Thank you,
    Whitney Marshall, DIWYY Public Relations

  6. AL says:

    Hi Nicole,

    Thank you so much for posting this blog. I was just having a “black and living in Germany” day after an experience with a colleague at work and wondered if a blog existed on the experience of black women living in a predominately white country…

    And there you have it… After one click, the answer. Your blog (!) and your experiences made me laugh, wholeheartedly, and told me that I am not alone.

    Afterwards, a girlfriend called and we spoke about your blog and she said to me something of utmost importance, something we should never forget: “Be nice but be STRONG!” I would add to that: “and move on.”

    Do not let anyone reduce or take away your strength. Hold on tight to it, then it is precious and without… we are hollow.

  7. Nicole-

    Great blog! I’m enjoying your older posts. I have a party of five & am considering PHD in Germany. If you’ve got any tips I’d love to hear bout ’em.

    Peace and Natural Hair grease.

  8. Lorraine says:

    I really admire your pioneering spirit. You are touching and inspiring so many sisters who need to see that they can “just do it”. Not to mention, you sure are perrrty.

  9. Hi Nicole!

    I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. Thanks for the blog. I’m still learning my way around how to live in Germany with my boyfriend, near Stuttgart, after living nine years of my life in China. As a like-minded globetrotter I have uprooted myself several times from originally Yakima, WA. Lived about years in Boston while finishing college and getting some work experience, then Nanjing, back to Yakima, back to Shanghai, and now I’ve been in Boeblingen since July. Looks like you have a new little one in your life, so congratulations and thanks for the photos. 🙂

    Best wishes!

    Bonny Buckley
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  10. Kristen says:

    I absolutely love your blog! I hope to be a world traveler soon. Can you tell me, from your experiences, which countries are BBW friendly? I know people vary; but, I have realized some places are more size conscious than others.

  11. Robert says:


    I really appreciate your blog. What an incredible expenditure of effort…THANK YOU!

    I will be in Berlin in august of 2105. Are their any Jamaican restaurants that you recommend in Berlin?

    Thanks again.

  12. Rhonda says:

    Hello Nicole, I found your YouTube video on sisterlocks as I recently had mine installed. I was impressed with your video and more impressed with your blog. Thank you for sharing your journey with the world. You rock!

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