Traveler Story: Exploring the Real Ghana

Visiting the motherland is something many black Americans talk about but never actually do. With some convincing from friends, no real plan and 70,000 Delta SkyMiles, I booked a New Year’s Eve trip to Accra, Ghana to see a small piece of the continent for myself. On New Year’s Day, I arrived in Accra with […]

Chaunna Henry

Uganda: Falling In Love With The Pearl Of Africa

For any prospective traveler looking to experience a different location, there are often two paths one can take: heading to destinations that are trendy or choosing to travel off the beaten path in a way that will ultimately feed your soul. As a seasoned traveler, I choose the latter. I love to explore new places […]

Esosa E

What It’s Like To Be Black In Venice, Italy

Venice or Venezia, as it is also known, will easily amaze you. It is one of the destinations dreams are made of, filled with beautiful waterways dotted by unique architecture and filled with history. When I arrived in Venice, Italy one spring, the sun was gently shining on my bare arms and I could hardly […]

Ahyiana Angel

What It’s Like To Be A Black American In Nairobi, Kenya

  I was the first black American that my Kenyan host family had ever accommodated in the four years they had served as a home-stay for travelers in Nairobi. It was a strange brew of emotions to be a black American in Africa. While I enjoyed the feeling of acceptance, I felt pressure to represent my […]

Ian Taylor, Jr.

I’m Black & I’m A Backpacker: A Travel Perspective

Throughout most of my travel journey, I have opted for a large backpack instead of a rolling suitcase, hostels instead of hotels, and public transportation instead of rental cars in my great stamp chase around the world. While at home my race is identified before I am, judgment imposed and transcribed on my persona – when […]

Anne, the Voluptuary

How One Day In Bahrain Made This Traveler View the Middle East Differently

I once held the ignorant belief that Middle Eastern countries were all similar. I thought that they were all countries with desert locales, all holding on to archaic and outdated interpretations of Islam much like Saudia Arabia. I was wrong. Each individual country holds a wealth and art, history and tradition that has withstood the test […]

Alicia Fort Anir

5 Ways To Make Your Relationship Stronger Through Travel

The couple that travels together…well, that’s not an official saying, but I’m sure couples that travel together have way more fun than those that don’t. I know from personal experience that maintaining a relationship (in my case, a long distance relationship) can be overwhelming for even the most committed couple, but making time to travel together […]

Nia S. Vaughn

Why Setting Travel Goals Is Essential To Seeing More Of The World

I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. Well…scratch that: I don’t call them resolutions. I prefer to call them goals and I often keep them to myself. I wish I was into vision boards or writing things down, but at this point in my life, that doesn’t work for me. I think of goals […]

Brittany Walters

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

5 Ways to Travel More Without Quitting Your Job

It seems every week there’s another story of someone who quit their job and flew off to some far corner of the globe to spend the next decade, or the rest of their life, “on vacation.” As tempting as those stories may be, they can also be unrealistic, overly idealistic and sometimes dishonest. Many of […]

Wanderlust Simply

How to Quit Your Job and Move Abroad

We all dream of that moment: the day when you gracefully hand in your two weeks notice and decide you’re going to quit your job, follow your dreams and move abroad. Shortly after graduating from college I was living in New York City, working with a company that I loved and making over 55K a […]

Sienna Brown

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

Travel Blogger Confession: My Fear of Flying

I was six weeks old when I took my first flight from New York City to Kingston, Jamaica. I remember is spending a lot of time during my childhood hopping on planes between Jamaica, New York City and South Florida. I took countless flights and collected multiple stamps on my first passport. To celebrate my […]

Nadeen White

Why I Love Backpacking

I think many people have misconceptions about who backpackers are and what we do. The stereotype in America is that backpackers are a bunch of aimless, dirty hippies camping beachside in a Scooby Doo van. In reality, backpackers come from a myriad of different backgrounds–from kids taking time off before starting college to families doing […]

cguthrie

Why Traveling Solo is Different from Traveling Alone

I just returned from a rejuvenating Hawaiian vacation, which served its purpose of recalibrating my mind, body and soul after a stressful graduate school semester. I ate traditional island dishes, parasailed 700 ft above the ocean, ran along majestic beaches and soaked up the Hawaiian sun. Throughout my stay, I met an array of locals […]

Candace Doby