Where to next?

A few years back, I went on a study abroad trip to China for a month and came back with small souvenirs and stories for my friends and family. A year after that, I went to visit family friends and the oldest daughter, who was around 8 at the time, upon seeing me, asked in […]

Travel Noire

The Career Break

Several months ago, I attended a meet up held by Meet, Plan, Go in conjunction with AFAR. The topic of discussion: taking a “career break” to travel the world. The concept is interesting—leaving your job and life behind to experience different countries and cultures for an extended period of time. While I’m not at the […]

Tausha Cowan

Paradise in Southern Thailand

This morning, I woke up to the sound of wild birds crying out around me, swaying from side to side as the floating hut I was currently staying in shifted back and forth, the lighting subtle.  I opened my eyes, stumbled to my feet and walked outside to the rickety platform atop the water and […]

Travel Noire

Travel & Spirituality

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard   I am discovering now that travel can have a variety of different impacts on your spirituality. In using the word spirituality, I am not merely referring to one’s […]

Fedorah Philippeaux

Black Beyond Borders

The first time I traveled to China was when I was a 17 year old high school senior. In an international studies magnet program, we were granted an opportunity to go to various cities in China including Beijing, Chengdu, and even Tibet (still one of my favorite places on earth). In Tibet we fed pandas and […]

Travel Noire

The Love Life of a Nomad

As I sit here on Valentine’s Day, another Valentine’s Day spent alone, complete with Prosecco and a Martin marathon, I figure it was as good a time as any to write this post. A few weeks ago I came across two articles, One titled “Don’t date a girl who travels” and the other titled “Date […]

j. nambowa

Reverse Culture Shock

  “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard Upon returning to the US after living and working in London, my family, friends, and coworkers all welcomed me with great excitement. And along with their welcoming smiles, […]

Jessica Belle

Connecting with Different Cultures

I’m a Postcolonial Feminist, and when that travels it means I am always looking for “the people” wherever I am.  The minorities.  The once (or currently) oppressed. The societal outcasts.  The strangers in their own native land.   I seek to learn their stories and how they connect to mine as a Black woman.  Doing so […]

Travel Noire

Make A Splash

“You’re kidding me, right?” Jodie replied. I bashfully turn my gaze to a spotted pebble on the ground near the pool’s edge. I’m suddenly and acutely grateful for my sun kissed chocolate skin, since I’m pretty sure I would be defenseless against the oncoming blush. My cheeks are burning. Or maybe it’s my new sun […]

Modupe Sonuyi

You Should Travel Solo

While traveling alone can be challenging and daunting, personal growth often happens in solitude. It can be invigorating, inspiring and just plain refreshing—so refreshing that we think everyone should do it at least once. Here are our top five reasons you should travel solo followed by some tips to get started. Do what you want, […]

Travel Noire

Lessons from the Road

It’s not everyday that you meet a man with a camel…let alone a Gary Dourdan (circa “That’s the Way Love Goes”) look-a-like whose camels are named Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix. But, in a tucked away passage of a sloping Moroccan medina, I met such a man. Younes the Berber enlightened me with a few […]

Travel Noire

Turn Down Service

It was a lazy Wednesday by temperature standards in Jamaica when I eased into my seat in a quiet corner of Sangster International Airport. If not departing, I would surely have been back on the beach with the book I’d almost finished. My four-day excursion felt like a week on my body. I was rested — the […]

Travel Noire

A Trip of a Lifetime

On December 24, I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. I traveled on the Jagriti Yatra, an annual 7,500 km chartered train ride that takes highly motivated young Indians, as well as a few international participants under 25 years old, on a 15-day national odyssey to meet with and learn from entrepreneurs who have […]

Zim Ugochukwu

Be That Beautiful

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I spotted an interesting post in the Expat Women of Color Facebook Group a while back. This group is designed to educate and provide resources for women of color who desire to […]

Tammie McGee

Whenua – New Zealand.

“Turituri” is a Maori word meaning be quiet. My initial inference was that the word meant to refute clamour with the invoking of quiet.  I learned that Kiwi schoolteachers especially use the word to quiet down noisy classrooms: “Turituri, turituri!” I suppose you can say I adopted the term for myself (…in touristy enrapture tainted by my writer’s […]

Travel Noire