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Spotlight Sunday : Sutona

A few months ago I found myself getting lost on Instagram and somehow stumbled upon a dope young black woman that immediately inspired me off of the first few pictures I saw. I followed her immediately and I am glad to say that I did. What initially drove me to Sutona's page was something that someone had said about her being a travel lover. I'm all for meeting like-minded wanderlust junkies so once I checked her out I was excited to have a new virtual friend. It was before New Years and I saw that she was extending her New Years until February around her birthday which I loved the idea of.

I saw that Sutona had traveled to a lot of places that are on my bucketlist including Greece and Cuba and I couldn't wait to talk to her about her travels and what inspired her to get out and travel.

Let's get into this Black Girl Magic..


Name & Background (for example are your parents born and raised in the U.S.)

My name is Sutona- I’m sure you want to know what it means, hell, me too. I’ve researched and all I’ve came up with is religious garment HA! So, if you find a better definition, let me know. I was born in Atlanta, GA but raised here in the Bay Area. Berkeley & Richmond to be exact.

How old are you?

I just had a birthday, I’m 32. Feeling like a fresh 25-year-old except I know exactly what I want from life.

How old were you when you took your first trip out of state? Out of the country? Where did you go?

I don’t remember how old I was when I first started traveling. I’ve been traveling all my life. My dad lived in Jersey so I was always back and forth. I have family all over the U.S. so family reunions in Chicago, Mississippi and even Michigan were lit as a kid. For sure sparked my interest in the friendly skies.

My mom took me to Mexico a few times as a kid before we needed passports. My uncle lives in San Diego, Ca so it was nothing to drive across for a day’s activity then come back home.

My first out of the country trip with friends was in like 2005. My best friend is a Delta and her and her sorority sisters were going to the Bahamas. Greek or not, there was no way I was going to let her get a stamp on her passport before me. As a matter of fact I was too late to order a passport for this trip and found out that I could still travel with my birth certificate. I had my mom overnight it to me and was on my way. We had soooo much fun.

Where all have you traveled?