The Questionnaire_Wanderlust 1 / by Ayo Keys




Hailing from Atlanta but living in Brooklyn, NY

Majoring in Communication Design at Parsons The New School for Design

What’s one thing you want other young people to know about traveling abroad? 

You might cry at first, from being away from home, or feel nervous or uncomfortable, but open your mind and greet the experience of traveling abroad with a smile! Explore as much as you can, you can sleep later ;)



24 hours in LONDON, ENG

MORNING My ideal day in London includes waking up after a well rested night (I mostly likely watched the office until 4am), meditating and going to the kitchen to cut up 2 oranges and 3 kiwis. I journal and watch an episode or 2 of The Office. Shower. Lay down for 45 mins while playing music. I go back and forth about what to wear while checking the surprisingly warm and sunny London weather. 

I may or may not sip on some red wine. 

AFTERNOON My perfect day includes walking around Portobello Market to buy the best arepa I've ever tasted. I'll walk through the Kensington Gardens to a museum and then go to Hyde Park. It's most likely sunset at this time and I'll stay until it gets dark. I've had the best times at Hyde Park. The sunset is breathtaking and the energy of the people, trees, birds and dogs is so positive! 

I may or may not sip on some red wine. 

I stare at the clouds, the sun, the trees and just breathe. It's dark and cool and I didn't bring a jacket. I walk 20 minuets to the closest Whole Foods while gazing at the London architecture, thinking to myself how blessed I am to be here. I buy all the food I want at Whole Foods and head home. 

8PM I heat up some food (pizza, because that makes me happy) and watch The Office. 

10PM I may or may not sip on some red wine.

11PM - 4AM I watch TV, listen to music, reflect and thank God for the day. 



What’s your suitcase packing method? Pack smart, light-ish, and keep in mind that you aren't going to wear everything! Check the weather. 

Do you have any tips for go through airport security? Unlace your shoes while you wait in line. 

What is the one thing you must have while traveling? An adapter for your electronics. 

How many languages do you speak? Fluent in English, French. I can read, write and speak Spanish pretty damn well. I also understand my Father's native tongue of Edo. 

You in three words. I am me. 

When you’ve had a bad day what keeps you going? That's the thing, there is no such thing as a bad day... a day just "is". Besides, my days are never bad, some might be challenging, but I get through it knowing it will all be OK. 

What items can be found on you at all times? Chapstick, a couple of pennies and my green watch. 

What are you addicted to? Netflix binge watching, my family, knowledge, chocolate and fries.

What did you Google last? "How to Airdrop from computer to phone"

What is the last thing you took a photo of? Some rough draft logos. 

What’s the one piece of clothing everyone should own? Leggings!!!!!!

What outfit do you wear on repeat? I have a rotation of a couple outfits, lol. I like my black halter top, my green shoes and my gray-ish skirt. 

Where would you like to be five years from now? More in love with myself.

What’s next? All that the universe has to offer. 


Follow Inye on Instagram @inyegumena and see her work here.