Published on November 22nd, 2013 | by thevyne2
Blogger Spotlight: Kirstin Nichelle Fuller
Instagram Handle: @Passenger156
Your Blog URL: http://passenger156.com/
Hometown: Washington, DC
Alma mater: The One & Only HU…Howard University (big smile)
Roles you play in life: Since I don’t have children I take my roles as Aunt and God-Mother very seriously. Then there’s the Sister, Friend, Cousin and of course my role as Blogger ‘The Travelin Diva.’ (lol)
What is your blog about? My blog www.Passenger156.com is the destination for everything travel. We feature/cover everything from the latest hotel/resort openings, most popular wine/music festivals in the hottest cities, fabulous deals & destinations, trendsetting travel fashions, and travel products that make travel a lot easier and fabulous along with the occasional celebrity travel cover story.
What made you start your blog? I had started an African American travel magazine (Reservations Travel Guide) in 2007 that eventually folded due to the loss of my parents and the recession. I started writing travel articles for BlackandMarriedwithKids.com and the Tylers encouraged us to create our own online platforms for continued exposure and personal brand building. So I thought it was a great idea and would keep me (and my writing tag ‘The Travelin Diva’) active in the travel industry. Passenger156.com taxi’d down the runway as a way to keep writing about all the travel stuff I love and as a tribute to my parents who were avid travelers at heart.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? I remember reading an editors’ letter in Gospel Today Magazine and she said to always remember (when following your dream/passions) that ‘if GOD gave you the Vision, He will give You the Provisions (to bring it to fruition)!” 2nd piece of advice that I always remember comes from my Mother and it is “remember you’re a Fuller and you can do anything you put your mind to!”
Finish this sentence, “To feel more centered I…”: check-in with my Sista-Friends and my brothers and sister.
What is your favorite travel destination? Can’t narrow it to one (lol)…Montreal during JazzFest is absolute fabulous fun (shopping, fab food, music and more), St. Lucia is also great during Jazz (Mother’s day weekend) and for a couples getaway. My dream vacation destination is Egypt. I would love to visit the majestic pyramids and see King Tut’s tomb and sarcophagus up close and personal. Oh yes, let’s not forget Miami, NYC and Las Vegas.
What three things can’t you live without? A fresh fill-in & manicure (LOL), my iPad and my favorite perfumes (BBW’s “Japanese Cherry Blossom’ and Viktor & Rolf’s ‘Flower Bomb’)
Who is your celebrity fashion inspiration? Queen Latifah! I think she represents, not only curvy women but all women fabulously without sacrificing her own personal style!
What words do you live by? Be Happy. Be Fabulous. Be Well Traveled. I also firmly believe in the mantra my late father taught me and my brothers and sister…”Be dependable and always keep your word, it’s the most important representation of YOU that you control!”