4 Trips You Should Take Instead Of Shopping On Black Friday

Black Friday is a cultural phenomenon. Many Americans wait all year to hit malls and retail stores the day after (and sometimes on) Thanksgiving, spending an average of $290 per shopper to stock up on clothes, electronics and goods that are available for a fraction of their normal price. Though it can be hard to pass up on discounted TVs, deals on designer clothes and marked down […]

Shontel Horne

How To Spend 24 Hours in Rotterdam

Many people are familiar with the expressive, artistic and beautiful city of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, but another Dutch gem that often goes overlooked is Rotterdam. Rotterdam doesn’t usually ring a bell when thinking about the Netherlands, but it’s another fascinating city that Holland offers to locals and tourists alike. Rotterdam is a unique […]

Danait Kidane

24 Hours In San Jose, California

California has no shortage of desirable destinations for travelers to visit, with glitzy Los Angeles, laidback San Diego and scenic Orange County to the south, techie-meets-hip San Francisco to the north and the wine regions of Napa and Sonoma in the middle of the state. With so much competition, San Jose can sometimes get lost in […]

Shontel Horne

12 Times Black Couples Were Travel and Relationship #Goals

It takes a special person to fall in love with a travel addict. Not everyone is cut out for a relationship with someone that’s willing to hop on a plane and head to a remote land when the mood strikes, so when two people who share a passion for exploration fall in love, it’s a […]

Shontel Horne

You Can Now Fly To Turks and Caicos on Southwest for $69

Southwest Airlines is on a mission to make international travel much more accessible to everyone, and their new daily routes to the Caribbean are proof. This week, the low-cost airline added new daily routes from South Florida to tropical destinations Turks and Caicos Islands, San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to it’s […]

Travel Noire

5 Black-Owned Wineries Every Wine Lover Should Know

The wine industry is notoriously competitive and the cost to start, operate and maintain a successful wine business can quickly balloon to more than $1,000,000 before a winery delivers its first case. Still, there are many black entrepreneurs running award-winning wineries in the world’s most prestigious wine-producing regions with some even opening their doors to […]

Shontel Horne

5 Reasons to Hike in the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania

One of the biggest draws to the Poconos for travelers and vacationers, are the outdoor activities. Whether it’s renting a cabin with a group of friends in the winter for a thrilling ski trip, or kicking back by a peaceful lake in the summer, the fresh outdoor scene is definitely inviting. The hiking scene in the […]

Kimberley Richards

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A Weekend Roadtrip Through Beautiful Loudoun County

With leaves changing color and temperatures starting to drop, autumn is a perfect time to take a drive in scenic Loudoun County. With its rustic charm, beautiful views, great shopping, and wineries galore, it’s no surprise that D.C.’s friendly neighbor is an unforgettable escape. And wineries ‘galore’ is no tall tale: Loudon’s more than 40 […]

Kimberly Wilson / Konya, Turkey

24 Hours in Bucharest

I arrived in Bucharest, also known as the “Paris of Eastern Europe,” by land after a weekend in Bulgaria for the wedding of very close friends. Several guests and I had taken a taxi from Veliko Tarnavo and reached the Bucharest train station by mid-morning. While my travel companions departed to the Romanian countryside for 3 […]


Finding Home: Marching from Selma to Montgomery

One plane. Two feet. Three breaths. Four different thoughts flickering back and forth like a light bulb spiraling out of energy. Step after step after step definitions of purpose circle my brain as I move from point A to B, trepidation to resolve. I had been tapped by the State of Alabama and the National […]

Khadijat Oseni

Cuba: Off the Beaten Path

In the middle of December, I disembarked a charter plane. After pinching myself twice, I rubbed remnants of sleep off my face. Though I arrived in the middle of winter, I was greeted by a warm breeze, ​statuesque palm trees, and rays of sunlight that kissed my cheeks. I was in Cuba and I was […]

Moraa Onyonka

Off the Beaten Path: Morocco

Travel speaks to us. It’s embedded pretty deeply into Travel Noire’s core values — so much so that our entire remote team meets up twice a year at various spots around the world. Our Travel Noire retreats are special times for our remote, distributed team to connect in person with one another, our audience and […]

Travel Noire

Cappadocia: A Stay To Remember

As the hubby and I sat down by the computer to book our 6-night getaway we were faced with travelers dilemma: where to go, how much to see and what to do. I knew from early on that I wanted to visit Turkey.  The hubby had already been to Istanbul without me and his stories had […]

Cynthia Andrew

Culture Through Food: An Explorer and a Chef Take on Africa

Three countries in 30 days. A 30th birthday treat of sorts, my partner (in crime) Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes and I were on a mission: to explore business, culture, and family ties in Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo, and South Africa. What we’ve always known on our trips back home to the motherland (he’s originally from […]

Chloe Louvouezo

48 Hours in Washington, D.C.

They say home is where the heart is. And if that’s the case, I’ve left my heart scattered in multiple places throughout the globe. There is one city, however, that will forever have my heart, and that is Washington D.C. Home to the First Family, iconic monuments, dozens of museums and historic sites that bear […]

Kimberly Wilson