About Sharise


Letchworth Park
Letchworth Park

Why 4 Four the Road?

As a kid, I caught the travel bug from my dad. Our summer road trips up and down the east coast in our big brown conversion van were the best. So many core memories, and smells that take me back to those days. My dad was afraid to fly and it was expensive so I didn’t take my first flight until I was 22. 

My husband didn’t travel as much as a kid. When we met, I immediately starting dragging him on road trips and on his first flight. He discovered then that flying is okay but that he prefers to drive. So, as our family his grown we’ve continued our journey to new places. 

I’ve been blessed to travel through much of the United States and a few international trips. Now as parents, our goal is to gift our kids the experience of travel too. The family bonding with my older siblings, the laughs in the car, the naps in the car, trips to see different things and millions of memories. Since my dad passed away, the interest in capturing these moments for our kids is even more important. 

Back in the 90’s my dad bought an RV. There weren’t many Black people when we pulled up into the RV parks in those days. There still aren’t enough Black people getting out to explore the great outdoors across America. We want to inspire others to pack the car and get ready … set… road trip.

4 four the Road is our space to share our travel adventures and give you the courage and information to explore new spaces in your backyard and beyond.

As a homeschool family, we believe the world is our classroom and learning takes on many forms. Let’s go because there is much to see!

The Professional Writer

I’ve always loved to write so early in my higher education career, I went back to grad school to earn my M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University.  I worked briefly as a marketing editor for a publishing company. After a year I returned to my passion of helping students navigate the college admissions maze as an Admissions Counselor.  At the same time, I continued my work with small businesses and organizations helping to create content ranging from website copy, to brochures, email campaigns and other written content. Now, as a freelancer I write this blog as well as content for others (hire me).

The Author

Drawing on my experiences of personally interviewing, mentoring and coaching hundreds of students and reviewing thousands of resumes, I penned my first book The Internship Manual: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Internship of Your Dreams (Divine Garden Press). I started the Internship Manual blog to support and empower students in finding paid internships and launch careers after college. In the lifestyle section of this blog, you will find lots of helpful information about navigating college, applying to college and paying for college.

Indy Childrens

The Kent Krew

Sharise: The writer, family organizer and mom
Perfect vacation situation: beach, waves and a book

Charles Jr: Music loving dad who does 92% of the driving
Perfect vacation situation: headphones full of jazz on the back deck of a cruiseship

Charles III: The drum playing little guy
Perfect vacation situation: NYC hotel overlooking Central Park eating pizza

Camryn: The Disney loving princess
Perfect vacation situation: Tea with the Disney princesses