about

Hey ladies!! Thanks so much for dropping by and checking out my site. I'm Shakeemah, ( you can call me "Keem") but my family began affectionately calling me “The Passport Abuser” because I spent more time around the world than at home.

I'm the oldest of six children, born and raised in East Orange, NJ, and I have a Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy from Montclair State University. My biggest accomplishment to date, is that I've traveled to 57+ countries as a female solo traveler. 

Traveling the world and empowering women is the intersection that sets my heart on fire the most, and it's my life's purpose to empower and educate women to travel the world.

I started my solo travel journey after what I'd consider (and I'm sure my entire family too lol) the worst breakup of my life. I pretty much felt alone, and between a broken heart, envious girlfriends, and fair weathered friends who always backed out on travel plans, I decided that it was time for me to take matters into my own hands. My first solo trip ever was to Paris, and that's where I gained my "wings" so to speak. Country #1 solo ultimately turned into country #57 and it was off to the races from there.

Founder, Expert Traveler + The Passport Abuser

Shakeemah Smith

Our Leader

Let's Work Together!

"Travel like a bawse is one of the best investments I've ever made. I took this course because I wanted to travel smarter and cheaper. Not to mention, I wanted to become a travel blogger. A month after enrolling in the course, I was featured in Essence Magazine after using these methods. I'm now a travel influencer with a blog that I've monetized. Life after this course has been amazing. Thank you Keem!"

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"Within her one hour masterclass, I learned so much. After the masterclass I knew deep down inside that I was committed to taking this course. My advice for all the women out there who want to travel the world is to take advantage of learning from someone who has done it before. Sign up for her masterclass. It will change your mindset and change your life."

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"Even as a woman who has done solo travel for eight years now, Travel Like A Bawse has taught me so much that I didn't know before. This course checks all the boxes when it comes to travel. I loved this course and recommend it to any woman who wants to take the world by storm."

@Keiradise 
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SUCCESS STORIES

In 2015, I created my six week online course, "Travel Like A Bawse", which teaches women how to master solo travel safely, confidently, and without draining their bank account.

I created this course with the 2012 version of me in mind, and I wanted to ensure that women around the world could begin their solo travel journey with confidence, MINUS all the mistakes I made when I first got started. Therefore, everything that it took me eight years and 57 countries to learn, my students learn in just SIX WEEKS!!

In addition to the six week course, I also offer weekly private coaching calls, and access to an exclusive community of women who have also just begun their solo travel journey who are also cheering you on as you start your journey.

The perfect combination of my online course, private weekly coaching from me, plus the support of a community is what will accelerate your success in becoming a true wanderlust. 

To date, "Travel Like A Bawse" has helped 2000 women in 11 different countries and been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Business Insider, Pop Sugar, and XoNecole.

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My work

I believe

I BELIEVE THAT WOMEN CAN SAFELY SOLO TRAVEL THE WORLD.

I BELIEVE THAT A STRUCTURED ROAD MAP, AND ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE +
RESOURCES FOR FEMALE SOLO TRAVELERS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR WOMEN WHO WANT TO START THEIR SOLO TRAVEL JOURNEY WITH EASE. 

ONE ON ONE WEEKLY COACHING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT FROM OTHER WOMEN ARE KEY TO BUILDING THE CONFIDENCE IT TAKES TO EMBARK ON YOUR FIRST SOLO TRIP. 

WOMEN CAN TRAVEL THE WORLD AFFORDABLY, REGARDLESS OF FAMILY SIZE. 

Traveling the world and empowering women is the intersection that sets my heart on fire. My life’s purpose is to empower and educate women around the world as they set out to achieve the ultimate transformation of becoming a solo traveler. 

Growing up as a black woman in an urban community, I always assumed that travel was a luxury only for the “privileged” and/or wealthy. 

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MY Mission

Nearly 60 countries later, I now know that travel is not a luxury, but my BIRTHRIGHT, and the journey started with making a commitment to myself that I would not allow Each time I travel, it is my intention to inspire women worldwide to heal, create happiness for themselves, and change what the children in our community believe is possible for them all through travel. 

If traveling the world is your passion, and you’re committed to the transformation of starting your solo travel journey safely, confidently, with ease, and without draining your bank account, then your journey starts with me today.

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