How To Spend A Day In Black-Owned Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California is home to nearly four million black residents, but unlike cities like New York or Atlanta, finding black-owned businesses to support can pose a challenge for both locals and visitors. Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and the California African American Museum are two of the most recognizable institutions in the region, but this guide will tell you […]

Shontel Horne

A Weekend Getaway to Big Bear, California

“This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house…” Ok, more like nine people who decided to rent a house for a weekend getaway in Big Bear, California, but once we arrived, it immediately felt like an episode of The Real World. Even though we saw pictures of our digs ahead of […]

Aja Williams

An Adventure Traveler’s Epic 48 Hours In Hawaii

“I promise I’m not homeless, I just got back from a hike. I need one room for the night.” This is what I said to the clerk who then smiled and checked me in. Barefoot and caked in mud from the thigh down, I tiptoed to my hotel room.  I peeled off my second pair of […]

Maurica R

Inside The New Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Costa Rica just got a luxurious new resort and it just may be the most lavish hotel in Central America. After five months of renovations, the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica, which is also the only Forbes Five-Star luxury resort in Central and South America, reopened this week. The newly renovated hotel, which came with […]

Travel Noire

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

5 Vegan-Friendly Cuisines Around the World

When it comes to vegan travel, no two countries are alike. In some destinations, vegan and vegetarian dining is code for wealthy, first-world folks with money to spend. In other places, the idea is so foreign that you find yourself famished at the end of the day, puzzled by how hard it is to find […]

Chantal Blake

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

Experiencing Cartagena Like a Local

Reminiscent of the Caribbean, Cartagena stands firmly, surrounded by the lively street chatter and vibrant colors that have delighted and enchanted visitors for centuries. The city, nestled between the Caribbean Sea, historical walls, and impenetrable tropical heat, offers something special for every kind of traveler – authenticity. After landing in Cartagena with my girlfriend, we set off to the […]

Jason Flores

How to Eat Like a Local in Montreal

“There are three things you need to eat when visiting Montreal: poutine, bagels and smoked meat.” Ann Marie, my food tour guide and a lifelong resident of Montreal, ticked off the three items with her hand before leading the way to the first stop. Over the next several hours, we sampled our way across six local establishments in […]

Tausha Cowan

A Luxurious Retreat in Bal Harbour

Simply stated, the Ritz Carlton in Bal Harbour is unparalleled. This is something that I discovered within the first 10 minutes of walking through doors. At first glance, the property itself is a beautiful haven of oceanfront elegance, unwavering taste, and seductive amenities that would attract any type of traveler, and more specifically me, who […]

Kimberly Wilson

The Kentucky Bucket List

‘What exactly is there to do besides bourbon and barbeque in Kentucky?’ is the question that I continuously received prior to my visit, and quite honestly, I wasn’t so sure. Kentucky was never a place I had on my short list to visit, but once I got there, I was just as eager to make the […]

Erin Douglas

5 Reasons to Skip Paris and Head to Montreal

Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.” While I love Paris and agree with this quote, I also think that Montreal is always a good idea. Maybe even a better idea than Paris. Why would I compare the two? Well, when one thinks of Paris, they often think of the romance of […]

Tausha Cowan

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

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"

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