The Road Less Traveled: A Day in Luxembourg City

“Where are you headed next?” “Luxembourg!” “Oh cool…silly question, where is that again? Switzerland?” “No, but close, there’s a “Little Switzerland” in Luxembourg!” “Wait, I thought Luxembourg was a capital city in another country?” “Yeah, Luxembourg City IS the capital of Luxembourg!” “Oh jeez, get out of here before you drive me nuts!” “Haha, love […]

Khadijat Oseni

A Dream Fulfilled At The Park Hyatt Sydney

I’ve always loved Sydney, Australia. Let’s get that out of the way, so there’s no confusion. I’ve lived in Sydney at different times over the course of many years, and if home is where the heart is, then Sydney is my home. Sure, I also love every other part of Australia I’ve ever set foot […]

Kilee Hughes

48 Hours in Montreal

Since I work remotely, the boundaries between home and work-life easily become blurred. Between walking the dog during lunch breaks and negotiating deals from my kitchen-turned-office table, daily responsibilities become intertwined. Luckily, working for Travel Noire has given me the ability to work anywhere in the world with just a laptop and a proper internet […]

Moraa Onyonka

How To Plan The Perfect Roadtrip

Planes, trains and buses may get you where you need to go, but there is something alluring about hitting the open road to begin a new journey. Taking a road trip can be a terrific way to travel and see more of the city/country/state you are visiting. However, roadtrips can also be exhausting. Before you […]

Roni

Got Post-Travel Blues? Here’s How To Adjust Back To Life At Home

So you’ve just spent a year abroad — maybe you were taking a course, teaching English, working for an Embassy or simply traveling for leisure. Nonetheless, your contract has ended, your school term is over, your trip has come to an end and you have to leave. So… what’s next? How do you leave a […]

Fedorah Philippeaux

How To Make Money As An Airbnb Host

Imagine being able to fund your travels without ever dipping into your earnings? If you own your space, live alone or don’t have any furry pets, then becoming an Airbnb host might be for you. If you are unaware (or just plain living under a rock), Airbnb is a new-ish lodging option for travelers and a […]

Nicole Grimes

Phuket’s Hidden Oasis

There are two types of travelers: those that are drawn to the ocean and those that find inner peace near the mountains. Personally, I have always found my ‘happiness’ near the water. After gallivanting my way through northern and central Thailand, I ended my journey in Phuket. The city boasts an abundance of sandy beaches and clear waters, and I, was […]

Moraa Onyonka

How To Maximize An Extended Layover

So, you purchased a flight deal to the destination of your dreams, but there’s one catch: there’s a ten-hour layover elsewhere. A long layover is hardly ever ideal, but sometimes they can’t be avoided. Here are a few ways to make your next lengthy layover a little bit better. Leave Your Baggage Behind: Be nimble. Heavy baggage will […]

Wanderlust Simply

4 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Solo Travel

I couldn’t stop myself from crying. But what if my plane crashes and I never see my family again? What if I’m stranded and can’t get help? It was 4 am and the realization that I was traveling to a remote Portuguese island a few hundred miles off the coast of Morocco began to worry me. […]

Zim Ugochukwu

A Zen Retreat in the Heart of Chiang Mai

Tucked away in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old city, Rachamankha Hotel is reminiscent of an eleventh century Chinese courtyard. Walking through the entrance, I was instantly transported to an older time period and enjoyed discovering secret paths and gardens. In fact, the architect intentionally modeled the property after historical Chinese dwellings to emulate the culture of Lanna Chiang […]

Moraa Onyonka

Boutique Luxury in Melbourne

As someone who used to live in Melbourne, Australia for a year, I was excited to make a trip back to the city that I once called home. I arrived into Melbourne from New York and while I physically felt exhausted, I was mentally charged to be back in a bustling city rich with culture. […]

Kilee Hughes

Top things to do in Portland, Jamaica

Jamaica has become an extremely cheap and accessible destination for tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives and for those who want to trade skyscrapers for picturesque postcard sunsets. Whether docking in Ocho Rios or enjoying endless rum punch at an all-inclusive, they all come for the beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and […]

Bayyina "The Planet Blaster"

How to Explore Durban, South Africa Authentically

My palms were getting moist, and I was starting to feel my heart pounding between my ears. My friend Carla had her eyes glued to the television set. “Did you see this broadcast?” she asked. Silence. Seconds went by as anxiety found a permanent home in my heart. I was in my hotel room in Johannesburg, South Africa, […]

Modupe Sonuyi

Mexican Staycation

When you live in a beach town like me, it’s often easy to forget that the beach is there. Work and responsibilities seem to get in the way of the sounds of the waves, and the next thing you know, you haven’t dipped your toes in the ocean for months. Living on the Oaxacan coast, […]

Raychelle Heath

The Highs and Lows of an Adventure Trip

Costa Rica was a learning experience for my friend Jamie and me. We took a week-long surf and Spanish trip to Montezuma, Costa Rica. Although it wasn’t the trip we would’ve imagined, we left feeling grateful and full of new experiences. The Journey There Arriving to Montezuma was a journey. Jamie and I flew into San […]

Kaycee Brock