Chicago Travel Bloggers: Meet The Russells

Chicago Travel Bloggers: Meet The Russells


Welcome to the TravelWithTheRussells family page. My name is Ro’Shunda, creator of, a lifestyle and parenting blog that encompasses family fun, adventures, saving tips and fashion ideas. I invite you to join us locally in Chicago for field trips and mommy meetups. You can subscribe and see our next trip via our Facebook page, TravelWithTheRussells, here. Read more about us, below.

The Russells

Calvin and I met junior year of high-school. Yes, highschool sweet-hearts do exist. He will tell the story in a different way, of course, but here’s how we met. I had a couple of classes with him, history and math. He would continuously follow me, inquire about me and persuade me to chat with him by giving me candy, chips, juices and other freebies { I’m a sucker for frooties}. After 8 months of getting to know each other, he passed me a sheet of paper while in math class that read, Will You Be My Girlfriend: Checkbox YES or Checkbox NO. It was the cutest. Of course, I checked the YES box and passed the slip of paper back to him and we became one. Literally, when I realized that Calvin was truly a special man, I was/am sprung. We went and did everything together: college, travels and of course we tied the knot. A few years later, we welcomed Calvin III, the joy of our life.

Meet The Mrs.

Chicago Travel Bloggers: Meet The RussellsAge: Infinity

Hometown: Chicago

Language: English and a bit of spanglish (sike)

Favorite Places To Travel: Vegas & New Orleans

Background: She wins an award for dancing the longest amount of time at any party. She loves all things girly, glitzy and of course with curls! She is the creator of, an online wedding resource inspiring women with both natural hair styles and wedding inspiration. Through NaturalHairBride, Ro’shunda has produced major bridal show events featuring performances by Grammy Winner, Chrisette Michele and Dwele.

Her events and bridal styling services are featured in major publications like Essence Magazine, Chicago Wedding Style Guide, Black Hair Sophisticates and others. As as graduated from Northern Illinois University, Ro’Shunda utilizes her communication degree to connect with major brands and develop partnerships for events and campaigns.

After being blessed with Calvin III, Ro’Shunda immersed herself in learning more about parenting, breastfeeding, nutritional food options and teaching. She is excited to launch a lifestyle and parenting blog that will allow her to share some of her most happiest moments with the world, her family as a Chicago Travel Blogger.

Meet The Mr.

Chicago Travel Bloggers: Meet The Russells

Calvin Russell,

Age: 28 | Hometown: Memphis

Favorite Food: Pizza & a juicy steak

Favorite Places: Wherever Ro’Shunda goes… & Vegas.

Background: Calvin is a southern bred gentleman. Some may say he’s a comedian and definitely loves being the life of the party. He absolutely enjoys sales and excels with his business goals because he loves to work with people. FICO Certified, Calvin shares his expertise in credit and finance.

Self taught, he’s completed an entire library of books, reading topics on finance, wealth and personal development. He contributes his knowledge by creating content for lifestyle and financial websites. During the day he works hard but in the evening he shuts off everything and gives his complete attention to his twin, Calvin III.


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Chicago Travel Bloggers Calvin &  Ro’Shunda