Solo travel is a special or many adventurers. offering the freedom to explore the world at one’s own pace and on one’s own terms. However, for Black travelers in particular, embarking on solo journeys can sometimes come with unique challenges. For that reason, black-founded groups were created to cater specifically to Black travelers and solo travelers who seek not only adventure but also a sense of community and support along the way.

Empowering Groups for Solo Black Travelers

Black Girls Travel Too

Founded by Danny Rivers-Mitchell, this community empowers Black women to explore the world fearlessly. Black Girls Travel Too emphasizes sisterhood and cultural immersion. They organize group trips to destinations worldwide, fostering bonds that extend beyond the trips they take.

As the travel landscape evolves, so does the needs and experiences of Black women who travel. Rivers-Mitchell recognized this and created a platform for Black travelers to connect, share experiences, and embark on their journeys together. And don’t worry about group size, BGTT prioritizes small intimate groups to ensure each traveler has an authentic experience to explore like a local.

Nomadness Travel Tribe

For Black solo travelers seeking consciousness and intention when traveling, Nomadness Travel Tribe offers a vibrant and welcoming community of like-minded individuals. Founded by Evita Robinson, Nomadness brings together a diverse collective of travelers of color, celebrating cultural exchange and shared experiences. Through online forums, meetups, and organized trips, they provides a supportive network for Black travelers to navigate the world together.

Nomadness also prioritizes cultural immersion and meaningful engagement with local communities. They are compiling a data bank of important information about black travel based on their trips. Evita had her own TED Talk where she delved into the historical backdrop of African-American travel within the United States during the era of Jim Crow segregation laws. Her exploration explained the evolution of what is now recognized as the ‘black travel movement.’

Black Travelers International

Similarly, Black Travelers International advocates for greater representation and inclusivity within the travel industry. BTI focuses on Black singles through their The Ultimate Black Single’s Travel Group. They are a minority-owned and woman-owned business with a mission to empower their members through transformative travel experiences. This group aims to enrich personal and professional networks, uncover ancestral roots, and even unearth potential new homes in distant lands.

They uplift Black solo travel and invite solo’s to browse to “be alone and relax when they want and mingle when the mood suits them.”

Joining the Community

While solo travel can be immensely rewarding, it’s not without its challenges. For Black travelers, navigating issues such as racial discrimination, cultural differences, and safety concerns can sometimes be daunting. However, traveling together in supportive communities is how Black solo travelers find strength in unity and solidarity.

Through shared experiences and mutual support, these groups empower Black solo travelers to navigate the world with confidence and resilience and pave the way for a more diverse and equitable future in travel.