The Secret Airline Passenger Rights You Need To Know About

The more you travel, the more likely that you will one day have to come face-to-face with the inevitable cancellation of a flight. It’s easy to feel powerless when an airline cancels your flight, potentially leaving you stranded and costing you time and money, but the more you know about what you are entitled to […]

Travel Noire

10 Best Places To Travel Solo In 2018

One of the top reasons people don’t travel as often as they’d like, aside from financial and time constraints, is the lack of a travel partner. For many, doing simple activities like eating out alone or seeing a movie solo can cause a wave of nervousness and anxiety, so the mere thought of solo travel is […]

Shontel Horne

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 I thought that they were all countries with desert locales, all holding on to archaic and outdated interpretations of Islam much like Saudia Arabia.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

15 Best Vacation Destinations For Black Couples

Traveling with a romantic partner is important for any relationship. Through travel, you’ll learn more about how your partner navigates the world, and develop a deeper understanding of what leaves them excited, frustrated, scared and inspired. Not only will you see firsthand how they embrace new experiences, but traveling with a partner helps you both create […]

Shontel Horne

Want To Travel More In 2018? Here Are 5 Tips To Get Started

“I want to travel more!” Sound familiar? With a new year just weeks away, you’ll find yourself in good company if a desire to travel is on your agenda for 2018. The reality is that sometimes these resolutions are easier said than done. There are kids, bills, work, family obligations and a ton of other […]

Tausha Cowan

A Backpacking Adventure Through Barcelona

One backpack and limited cash was all I had when I arrived in Barcelona with my best friend. We were in the midst of a four-city tour in Europe and we wanted to make the most out of our three nights in Barcelona. After arriving in the city and observing the beautiful architecture, I had […]

Kimberley Richards

Will Puerto Rico Be Ready For Tourists By Christmas?

Months after the Category 4 storm Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico leaving most of the U.S. Territory wrecked and without food, power or running water, leaders on the island have pledged to have parts of Puerto Rico ready for tourists by this Christmas. Executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company José Izquierdo is […]

Travel Noire

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

New Study Proves Black Millennials Love To Travel, Are Looking For Companies That Understand Them

We know that black millennials love to travel. Look around at your friends and family and count the amazing trips they’ve taken recently. But new research from DigitasLBi shows that more than 70 percent of black millennial travelers (black people between the ages of 20-36 who consider travel a priority and who are involved in booking their […]

Travel Noire

Bandung: An Escape from Jakarta, Indonesia’s Capital City

My first trip to Jakarta was a sensory assault. The contrasting sights of grand mosques, imposing shopping malls, and roadside food stalls swirled in the cacophony of buzzing motorbikes, taxis, and rickshaw carts. A simple trip across town easily became a three-hour tour, crawling through the maze of traffic. Watching the taxi meter tick away, […]

Chantal Blake

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

Culture Through Food: An Explorer and a Chef Take on Africa

Three countries in 30 days. A 30th birthday treat of sorts, my partner (in crime) Chef Hiyaw Gebreyohannes and I were on a mission: to explore business, culture, and family ties in Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo, and South Africa. What we’ve always known on our trips back home to the motherland (he’s originally from […]

Chloe Louvouezo

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

A Journey Around the Amalfi Coast

The “Bey Hive” may have just been singing along back in 2006 when Beyoncé’s “Upgrade You” came out and Jay-Z smugly flowed: “It’s humorous to me they watching//We just yachting off the island hopping off//Amalfi coast,” but as the Black Travel movement speeds on its way, we have all been ‘upgrading’ our choice destinations. There’s […]

Anne, the Voluptuary