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[This article was written by our Alpha Kappa Alpha guest writer Victoria Mason]

It goes without saying that once you’re a part of a line you have a bond for LIFE. Whether it’s graduation, a wedding or even your first pregnancy, your line sisters are there to support you no matter what.

That support may not always come in a physical form; given that your Ace moved across the country to pursue her dreams or your Live-Five is a nonstop workaholic. But that’s why you all work hard to plan vacations for rekindling that sisterhood you know and love so deeply. A getaway from your everyday life grants you an opportunity to refresh with some of the closest people to you. The beautiful thing about your line is there’s no other group of people on this planet like you, so here are several unique getaways that may be the perfect fit for you and your girls.

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Go Tropical in Bora Bora

Bora Bora… need I say more? This hot spot is home to breath taking views which can all be seen from your very own water bungalow. Yes, you can stay in your own mini home over the water here. Have some fun in the sun, swim in crystal clear waters, flip that hair and take selfies for the gram all over this beautiful island. There’s exotic scenery at every turn for all your impromptu photo shoots, so let’s just say that Bora Bora is THE spot to go with your line.

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Go Cozy in Vermont
Tired of the tropical getaways? Try going to a remote, cold location this winter like Vermont. I’m sure you’re asking yourself, what the heck is in Vermont? Not much but ski lodges and good people, which is all you need! Why not grab the girls, pull out the matching snuggies and sip bottomless mugs of cocoa while binging on chick flicks. It sounds simple, but sometimes the simplest vacations can be the most memorable.

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Go Adventurous in California
Whether you want to walk the strip with all the celebrities, go roller blading on the beach or even sip wine at a vineyard, California is the spot to visit for tons of adventure around every corner. Anyone who’s ever been to California says it’s just one of those places you HAVE to visit, so why not visit it with the people who are closest to you?


Go Wild in New Orleans
Now if your line is looking for the turn up, definitely head to New Orleans for your next getaway. You will never get bored in a city that’s just as excited to party as you are. Aside from that, do I even need to mention how bomb the food is? If you have some foodies on your line this is definitely the spot to visit as there’s a new joint to try out on every street corner. Don’t forget to visit Bourbon Street while you’re out there!


Go Cheap in South Carolina

Okay so you and your line aren’t trying to do the most and spend ample money. I totally get it. Well South Carolina might be the perfect place for you to visit! This state is home to Charleston which is one of the emerging cities for young, black professionals. Find like minded people here plus a bunch of local spots that are trendy, yet extremely affordable. You all can explore local happy hours and cute brunches in this new, poppin’ city.

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Go Luxurious in Dubai

Now on the other hand, if you’ve got money to blow take a trip to Dubai. Can you say perfect Instagram backgrounds? This city screams money and is a true treasure to embrace. It’s a bit pricey, (and by that I mean pretty pricey), but the experience here is definitely unforgettable. You can also visit Ferrari World while you’re out there. Yes, they have a Ferrari World amusement park. 

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Go Sentimental in Your University’s city

Take it all back to where it began; where your chapter was founded and where your unforgettable bonds were made. Plan your next getaway back to the University where you crossed for the ultimate vacation down memory lane. Visiting your old dorms, Greek plots and sorority houses is ideal for any line’s vacation. There’s no better way to feel connected with your line sisters and chapter than to go back and visit where it all began.

[This article was written by our guest writer Victoria Mason, a blogger at, a site dedicated to being fabulous on a budget. She is a proud member of the Sigma Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in Miami, FL.]


This Alpha Kappa Alpha Member is Making History by Opening the First Chick-fil-A in Downtown Los Angeles

Ashley Derby, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Spelman graduate, made history in 2011 when she became the youngest African-American female franchise owner in the history of Chick-fil-A at 26 years old. She making history again by bringing the franchise to downtown Los Angeles.

Derby is an Atlanta native who started working at Chick-fil-A as a teenager to save money for a car. She stuck with the company through her undergrad years at Spelman. Because of her boss’ advice, Derby switched her major to focus on economics and applied for leadership roles at the restaurant.

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In undergrad, she was initiated into Spelman’s Mu Pi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

With my girls in spirit this year – Happy SpelHouse Homecoming! 💙❤️ #Spelman

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After graduating, Derby did three years of management and development programs for Chick-fil-A before opening a franchise near the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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The AKAs at Southeastern Louisiana University Just Did a Law & Order Themed Yard Show

The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University just did a Law & Order themed yard show to start off their fall semester!

COURT IS NOW IN SESSION! The Illustrious Lambda Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Southeastern Louisiana University presented their first Fall 2017 “Pretty Wednesday” yard show after 9 years of coming back to the campus.

Watch Lambda O’s Law & Order: Kase Klosed yard show presentation below!

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The AKAs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Are STUNNING

The women of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are STUNNING.

The ladies Spring 2015 line of the Iota Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. recently celebrated their AKAversary and they teamed up with photographer was Don Lundy from Lundy Lenses (@lundylenses), a member of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi to take some amazing pictures.

Check out the photos from their photo shoot below!


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