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This Is Leaving explores travel destinations through detailed, useful writing and captivating visual imagery. Get a couples-centric P.O.V on the sites, surroundings and surprises in each locale with the added benefit of his and hers insights because — after all — men are still from Mars.

Join travel enthusiasts Tariq Walker and Malinda Williams as they share the travel where’s, what’s and why’s on everything from the least-hyped table for two; to the best ways to explore a city’s history and see its monuments. They always make sure to venture off the beaten path to connect with the people, scenery and arts in each destination.

Some of this globe-trotting duo’s most cherished experiences have been completely unexpected; like being led solely by their appetites to one of Rome’s most famed eateries and neighborhood trattorias. But, for every culinary Ah Ha! moment, there’s often a corresponding Oh No!– usually involving transportation. Fortunately, it all informs the relatable and reliable first-hand travel tips they share.

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Meet Tariq and Malinda

Tariq Walker has a twenty-plus year career in media, spanning print, journalism, and online branded entertainment. This Is Leaving combines his twin passions for storytelling and travel.


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Malinda Williams combines a stellar film and television career as an actress, and writer/producer with proven success in digital and social media. Known for her work in front of the camera, and connecting with her audience effectively and authentically, This Is Leaving provides a chance to see the world through Malinda’s inspiring lens.

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