Travel is Our Heritage

In 2012 I found myself in tears as I slowly descended into Cape Town, South Africa’s airport. I was arriving in Africa for the first time and somehow, despite weeks of planning, the magnitude of being a young black woman traveling alone had escaped me. My first glimpse of the motherland rang in my mind as […]

Aundrea Gregg

5 Reasons to Get Off the Beaten Path

There comes a time when the siren song of the city starts to sound a little like tinny elevator music. You’ve had your fill of good coffee and abstract art, and now you want something else. While getting off the beaten path can seem a little tricky, especially if there is a language barrier in […]

Raychelle Heath

Hotel Review: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Zanzibar – Nungwi

Zanzibar, the Spice Island.  Known for its vibrant colors, friendly people and delicious food enveloped in spices from all over the world, this African gem is a must-do for any traveler’s wish list. There’s no way you can come to the island and not experience the endless sea of blue surrounding it, particularly as Zanzibar […]

Danielle Pointdujour

24 Hours in Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is a beautiful colonial city surrounded by volcanoes and mountains. It’s about an hour drive from the concrete chaos of Guatemala City. My girls and I had one day to explore this gorgeous destination before heading back to the city, but it was just enough time to get a taste of all the […]

Raychelle Heath

The World Cup: Passion. People. Pride.

“You have to learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable; it’s the only way to grow…” -Jeroson Williams In May 2014, Taylor Harris and Jeroson Williams stepped off the commencement stage of Morehouse College onto a one-way flight to Peru. Leaving their degrees and luxuries behind, the pair set out for what would soon become […]

Nia S. Vaughn

Make Money While Traveling

When I tell people that I fund my travels around the world from freelancing gigs, they are both shocked and intrigued. Initially, I was confused by their shock because location independence was one of the main reasons I wanted to develop a financially successful career as a freelancer. I love to travel, but found it […]

Amirah Cook

A Pinterest Vision Board Could Win You a Private Chat with TN Founder

You’ve imagined relaxing on a secluded beach in Santorini, noshing on street food in Fez or centering yourself in Bali. Need help transforming daydreams about your dream vacation into reality? Enter Travel Noire’s Vision Board Contest on Pinterest for your chance to win a private dream vacation planning call with Travel Noire Founder Zim Ugochukwu. […]

Travel Noire

Bed Jackets: Why They Are Necessary For Travel

If you’re anything like I was, you may be wondering, what in the world is a bed jacket?  The name basically describes it. It’s a lightweight yet comfy and warm jacket you wear while in bed. It was used back in the day on patients in hospitals. Mothers who had just given birth and any […]


Bogotá 101

When people think of Colombia, they often think of the Carnival de Barranquilla, La Feria de Calí, the history that belies cities like Medellín and the beauty that lies in the old port city of Cartegena. What do these places have in common? They are all bustling with a vibrant party spirit, coastal flavors and of course […]

Hannah Tall

48 Hours in Muscat

Tucked in the corner pocket of the Arabian Peninsula lies a quiet sultanate of which most people are unaware. This oasis cannot claim the tallest skyscraper or the largest shopping mall in the world, but it possesses a natural beauty that no manmade luxury can contest. Visitors from all over the world are increasingly meeting […]

Chantal Blake

A Day In Downtown Los Angeles

Many times people have a long layover in Los Angeles, or they have the chance to spend a day checking out the city but are hesitant. They think the city is too expensive and difficult to maneuver. But you can spend a day in Downtown Los Angeles without having to deal with traffic or spending too much money. […]


7 Must-See Places in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of my favorite places to travel, so much so, presently, I temporarily call it home. I gloss the guide for the region nearly as much as the next person, but there are some must-see places for westerners that will both garner an acute appreciation for Vietnam and respect from Vietnamese friends. By […]


The best travel gift to give yourself

You’re in the middle of contemplating an amazing getaway when the quiet little voice in the back of your head starts to whisper: “You know you shouldn’t buy this ticket right?” “You don’t even have enough vacation days.” “You know you can’t speak the language.” “Even worse, you don’t even like flying!” We’ve all been there. The […]

Travel Noire

Discover Canton de Vaud

On the shores of Lake Geneva, tucked between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps, the Canton of Vaud is the largest French-speaking region in Switzerland. With French, Swiss and German influences, it’s pretty easy to see how this melting pot of a country attracts curious travelers from all over the world. Thanks for […]

Travel Noire

5 Tips for House Sitting Abroad

When I first read about house sitting, I thought it was too good to be true. Can a person really visit hundreds of places, both domestic and abroad, without paying a dime for accommodations? Yes. I have house sat throughout Europe. I’ve enjoyed month long stays in England, and I was invited to a house on […]

Amirah Cook