These Black Women Traveling In Luxury Will Give You All The Wanderlust Feels

30-something Black travelistas that will give you your entire life and then some.

The world is experiencing a major moment of social change right now in the fight against racial injustice, and many industries are realizing that there’s much more work to be done to amplify Black voices. Historically, the travel industry has been dominated by the perspectives of white males. In March 2018, National Geographic issued an apology for the way they had covered people of color in the United States and abroad since the publication’s founding, titled, “For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It.” But with more people turning to the digital world and away from the printed one, apps like Instagram have given us a platform to share our voices and reflect our travel styles.

Women’s solo travel is one niche that we’ve seen greatly empowered by social media. But while Black travelers generate over $63 billion yearly for the travel industry, their voices are hardly reflected in marketing campaigns, press trips, bylines, or even social feeds. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you love travel content, you should be diversifying your feeds with more Black content creators, and if you’re not sure where to start, here are some brilliant writers, poets, entrepreneurs, marketing gurus, and more who are changing the travel industry one country at a time.

Cabin fever has set in for travelistas and homebodies alike, and I think I speak for everyone when I say that getting fly out is at the top of our post-quarantine to-do list. Just when we thought our wanderlust couldn’t get any worse, our good sister and fashion entrepreneur Teanna Wiley inspired a thread of Black women traveling in luxury that is everything you didn’t know you needed to see today. Hit follow and let these ladies show you the world.

@TWILEYTM was created in 2016 by Teanna Wiley, born & raised in San Diego. Teanna Wiley started designing clothes because shopping was always dreadful for her, being petite & pretty tall, it was hard for her to find clothes that really flattered her shape & height, but could also make Twiley stand out in a crowd. What started off as a hobby, quickly turned into an amazing business opportunity for her. Spoiler alert: her images are beautiful and breathtaking. Her fashion is even more beautiful and well made.

Follow Teanna Wiley on Instagram: @teannalw

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Benvenuto! Welcome, welcome. As promised, I wanted to give you 10 facts about me this week. . . ☝🏾 Im born and raised in NYC and my family is Jamaican 🇯🇲, spread out all over the place, US, Canada, UK, Jamaica and more. My dads mom is Cuban and my mom thinks that’s why I connected with it immediately when I went. The picture above is when I was road tripping with friends through Western Cuba and that’s an airbnb we stayed at in #TrinidaddeCuba. – – ✌🏾I’m a founding contributor to @teenvogue and was on the masthead from when I was 16 through my early 20s. – – 🤟🏾 I like to surf and wish I did it more. (Speaking of sports I’m horrible at skiing and hurl myself down mountain sides to appease my partner) – – 4️⃣ My partner is Italian and though living together in Italy we’ve been separated since Covid-19 lockdown. – – 🖐🏾 I was invited to the White House for a reception of people in Fashion by Mrs. Obama after doing a dressing project with her and her team. I brought my mom as my plus one and Mrs. Obama hugged her. – – 🖐🏾☝🏾 I’m a pop culture addict and have seen every Real Housewives franchise around the world except for Real Housewives of Budapest (that one is hard to find online!) – – 🖐🏾✌🏾 I studied Latin for 8+ years and still sometimes read Ovid for fun. And I was a women & gender studies major in college. – – 🖐🏾🤟🏾 I’m quite handy! Sometimes my mom jokingly calls me wrench, showerheads, clogged toilets, etc. – – 9️⃣ I’m a board member of @glam4good and the important work we do with G4G balances me. MA is a mentor of mine and i miss not being able to be as hands on when I’m in Italy. – – 🙌🏾 I make an amazing ceviche & spicy margarita. – – Allora, dimmi qualcosa di te! // Now, tell me something about you! . . #naperfectworld #travelblogger #blacktravel #travellingwhileblack #Cuba #amplifyblackvoices

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First up is Nneya Richards, the writer of POPSUGAR content. Nneya is a travel writer, influencer, and on-air talent. She started her own blog, N A Perfect World, in 2014 as a curated intersection of travel, food, fashion, and geopolitics inspired by the global-citizen lifestyle of the millennial. Like many of the ladies listed here, Nneya Richards is a cultural exchange advocate of a West Indian-American background. Follow her as she goes off the beaten path around the world giving you hot takes on everything from what it’s like to be Black while traveling to why it’s harder than you’d think to get a good gel manicure in Milan. When Nneya is not on the road, she live between her hometown of New York City and #nydolcevita in Italy.

Follow Nneya on Instagram: @nneya

Bria Celest is a full-time photographer, part-time traveler, author, and all-around foodie. Join Bria Celest on her adventures around the world. Her Instagram will give you serious vacation envy while educating EVERYONE on Black Lives Matter and other serious injustice issues. Bria Celest the Queen of Vacay, turned her ability to capture beautiful moments into a career in photography. Her work as a sought-after photographer afforded her the opportunity to travel the world while doing what she loved. Now, she’s sharing that love for travel and photography in two helpful e-books geared towards making globetrotting easier for others.

Follow Bria Celest on Instagram: @queenofvacay

Francesca Murray of @onegrloneworld will give you serious vacation envy. This Cali girl has traveled to many countries throughout the world but has extensively focused on the Caribbean in the past few years, with her home base being the island of Martinique. After seeing a lack of Black faces in many Caribbean island promo videos, Francesca and her partner produced and shot their own! Francesca gives you island-living inspiration as well as secrets to her beautiful hair and glowing skin.

Follow Francesca on Instagram: @onegrloneworld

Folahan [fuh-lah-huhn] is a YouTuber who catered to helping her supporters flourish with natural hair care, traveling, and fashion. On Fola YouTube channel, her content consists of how-to’s, tips and tricks, hauls, reviews, vlogs, etc. Fola is determined to make sure her viewers all get this good ol’ info about understanding and caring for kinky/curly hair types, budget traveling, study abroad trips, traveling while black, bridging the African Diaspora, all while being….you guessed it, stylish.

Follow FOLA on Instagram: @folahontas

Cinelli has traveled to over 40 countries and 10 individual carnivals all over the world, she shares her lifestyle and experiences through vlogs, photographs, and microblogging. Cinelliverse vlogs and blogs will delve into everything from style and beauty, to travel and carnival. Cinelli shares all her amazing travel, carnival, and lifestyle tips while still capturing the natural beauty of every destination.

Follow Cinelli on Instagram: @themaneater_

Explore the world through the beautiful earth-tone-filtered lens of writer, photographer, and podcast host Nneka Julia. Her beautiful portraits of her travels are often accompanied by descriptive prose. Nneka also brings a lot of humor, relationship advice, and the art of reclaiming a woman’s wasted time with her signature “Waste His Time Wednesday” segments.

Follow Nneka on Instagram: @nnekaj

Marketing in the travel industry is often not size-inclusive, but award-winning writer and body-positive activist Annette Richmond is here to change that. She’s the creator of @fatgirlstraveling, an account that focuses on “Fat Activism through the Travel lens.” Follow Annette for some beautiful travel wanderlust and travel tips.

Follow Annette on Instagram: @fromannettewithlove

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*THE BLACK INFLUENCER PAY GAP IS REAL (PT.2) * [READ & SHARE] In yesterday's post I talked about how Black influencers and creators are routinely and grossly underpaid as compared to their non-Black counterparts. Today, I'm offering a few easy solutions for how to help. ____ 💰TALK & TRANSPARENCY. If you're a creator, being open about rates and deliverables ultimately means that we all can get what we deserve. Find a trusted circle of colleagues with whom you can discuss offers and pitches. If you've signed an NDA, you *can* still get/give intel WITHOUT providing identifying details like the specific brand and the specific rate (ex: major auto brand, low 5-figure deal for social media deliverables). Being transparent about what you make, what you charge, etc. levels the playing field for Black creators and shows them what's possible for them. ___ 💰ACCOUNTABILITY & AWARENESS. The beauty of social media is that everyone has the power to "call in" brands and companies about problematic and discriminatory behavior when it comes to who they work with, what they pay, etc. Holding brands accountable forces them to be aware of unfair remuneration practices. Also, having discussions like these on open forums makes EVERYONE aware of the status quo. It's not easy to turn a blind eye to injustice when it's constantly in your face. ____ 💰ALLYSHIP & AMPLIFICATION. Amplify Black voices, shout out their work, and engage with their content. If you're a creator, recommend them for campaigns/projects you may have passed on, and if you really want to go the extra mile, collaborate with them on your platforms. If you're a fan or follower, make sure to like, comment, subscribe for post notifications, and share the post with your friends. ___ Unequal pay is an enemy of progress. Have you ever been undervalued or underpaid for your labor?

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You may have seen TV host Oneika Raymond on the Travel Channel’s Big City, Little Budget and One Bag, and You’re Out. This multilingual globetrotter can teach you how to explore your favorite places on a shoestring budget and with solely one bag packed. Follow Oneika around the world with her growing family and special appearances by her adorable infant daughter, Kira.

Follow Oneika on Instagram: @oneikatraveller

Fashionable attorney Cynthia Andrew manages to find the most colorful backdrops in every place she visits. She also has an enviable wardrobe, and with major home renovations and twin boys on the way, Cynthia is a great follow for how to navigate major life moments while still on the go and looking fabulous!

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WILL TRAVEL EVER BE THE SAME?? As states & countries reopen, here are my thoughts on what travel will look like going forward, for better or worse:⁣ ⁣ The airport process will be much more complicated & lengthy than it already is with immunity tests, temperature checks & possibly vaccine requirements.⁣ ⁣ Many countries in the Caribbean & Europe are suggesting that you may need to prove your health/immunity upon arrival with “virus-free” cards and/or quarantines. People in Hawaii have already been arrested for violating quarantine rules.⁣ ⁣ With accommodation, think contactless check-in. IMO, this should have been the case already. I’ve received a few emails from hotels saying they’re set to reopen by June.⁣ ⁣ Think higher cleaning standards! I’m sure we can all get on board with this. Opt for airlines/services that have committed to cleanliness. Airlines are already requesting that ppl wear masks & it looks like some are temporarily blocking the middle seat! Lyft & Uber will be requiring both passengers and drivers to wear masks!⁣ ⁣ I forsee outdoor trips and road trips being huge. I love that for us! This eliminates the long airport process and obviously reduces the amount of people you’ll come into contact with along the way. However, there’s the issue of potentially spreading a dormant virus to rural communities with smaller healthcare infrastructure.⁣ ⁣ With that being said, local & regional travel will see a boost! There are so many gems in our backyards. I’ll share my US faves for insipiration! Overall, I hope we can all be intentional about supporting small tourism businesses that will have suffered greatly due to this pandemic.⁣ ⁣ It will be interesting to see how restaurants, theme parks, cruises, etc. adapt. It’s estimated that the travel industry will lose out on nearly 400 billion dollars this year.⁣ ⁣ Some states(like Texas) are in the process of reopening, but it seems like many of us are staying put for a while. I know I am. Ultimately, I hope we’ll cherish every moment knowing that the liberty to explore should not be taken for granted. What do you think? Will travel EVER be the same? How do you think it will change?

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Houston-based solo female travel blogger Ciara Johnson of @hey_ciara has been collecting stamps in her passport and inspiring other women to travel solo for years. Ciara has a refreshing candidness and shares her vulnerabilities while traveling with her followers. From how to save money for travel to the best apps to use for booking, she makes sure to not just show you where you want to go but also how to get there.

Follow Ciara on Instagram: @hey_ciara

There’s something about the notion of a traveling poet that’s so romantic, and Bri Ari, the award-winning poet of @briyoumetravel, does not disappoint. Sometimes we even get a beautiful calligraphed glimpse into her notebook! Bri is also the creator of @buoyant.travel, a digital homage to Black travel with beautiful photos of Black people jet-setting since the advent of the commercial flight.

Follow Bri on Instagram: @briyoumetravel

Travel writer Imani Bashir is a full-time ex-pat with her husband and adorable toddler son. (She actually lived in Wuhan at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.) A global diversity advocate, Imani shares her perspective on being a Muslim Black woman abroad, pregnancy risk, and other women’s issues. Already teaching the next generation, Imani is also the author of Follow the Takeoff Toddler, a children’s book series that helps cement a love of travel in kids from an early age.

Follow Imani on Instagram: @sheisimanib

It’s hard to talk Black travel without talking about Travel Noire, the travel site, community, and app that was started by Zim Flores as an Instagram account highlighting Black people traveling. Zim sold Travel Noire in 2017, but you can still follow her adventures around the world and the new phase of her life via Instagram.

Follow Zim on Instagram: @zimism

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~𝐴𝑁𝑁𝑂𝑈𝑁𝐶𝐸𝑀𝐸𝑁𝑇𝑆~ ⠀ Time for weekly announcements! Ya girl has been busy. ⠀ 👩🏽‍🏫 𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗠𝗘𝗥 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗡𝗦 I’m taking mentees! These positions are tentatively for this summer, but may extend on a case-by-case basis. At the moment it’s unpaid, but each intern will only work 5-15 hours per week. Most people under 30 spend 5-9 hours per day on social media right now! (it’s me… I’m y’all 🥴) ⠀ 💸 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗣𝗔𝗖𝗞𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗦 Check my stories for all the new opps I’ve found this week. 365Members, check the master list! You have exclusive first access to even more opps to look through in that convenient, searchable database. ⠀ 👫𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗣 𝗬𝗧𝗡 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗖𝗛 𝟭𝟬𝟬𝟬! If you’re a 16-26 yo travel lover who wants to join a like-minded community, help us reach our first 1000 travel bbys 🙂 ⠀ ***𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘪𝘰!*** ⠀ 👩🏽‍💻 𝗨𝗣𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 ◦ I’m representing Gen Z again for @pandora during a live panel discussion on 6/4 ◦ I’ll be kicking of a live webinar series for @afs_usa , an organization that coordinates study abroad and exchange programs for young people. 6/9 ◦ The I Quit My Job to Blog 3-Month update is coming next week! Sharing my summer travel plans, how the business of blogging is going, and looking to my future. ◦ And finally… 🇮🇹 Y’all asked for it 😭😂 I’m hosting a 30-min Zoom happy-hour this Friday to tell my Tinder in Italy tale. 5PM EST, bring a drink. I’ll share the link in my IG stories! Phew, get ready for a whirlwind.

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TEDx speaker Gabby Beckford took her first solo trip to Iceland at age 17 and never looked back. She mentors young travelers aid them in study-abroad opportunities, and of course, packs light, which, to Gabby, also means not bringing the baggage of your past on your journey ahead!

Follow Gabby on Instagram: @packslight

Lifestyle blogger and photographer Paola Mathé resides in Texas with her husband and child and is a frequent globetrotter. Her ability to see the beauty in every day and wanderlust vibes make her feed a constant source of inspiration for both destinations and decor.

Follow Paola on Instagram: @findingpaola

London-based content creator Ashlee Major Moss’s beautiful images will leave you jonesing for faraway shores and beautiful sun-drenched girls’ trips.

Follow Ashlee on Instagram: @ashleemajormoss

Solo female travel creative and life coach Gloria Atanmo is even on Oprah’s radar! Yes, that’s right, she’s been featured in O magazine and has inspired countless women to make the leap out of their comfort zones, whatever that may be in life. Gloria also graces us with her amazing humor with a regular Nigerian comedy feature on her feed.

Follow Gloria on Instagram: @glographics

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(1/2) We’ve taken this blank space and transported ourselves through it. We asked ourselves how far can we travel from our couch and realized, “the real journey of discovery lies not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” We needed a shift in perspective when it came to this new normal. A reminder of the hope that comes from knowing how big and beautiful the world is, a means of sharing our Blackness through a storytelling lens. And although it won’t be the same, as there’s a certain warmth in physically traveling to new places that can’t be mimicked, it’ll be our method of getting away, creating art reflective of the feeling these places have given us or that we seek to experience, and storytelling through a hopeful lens. That’s the thing about storytelling, it transports us entirely, allows us room to escape. So to those needing it, we hope you’ll escape with us. In this case to the buzzing streets of Havana. Where there’s charm in every corner and the buildings tell a story of a culture so steeped in the past that the reality of it is only known when you have lived among its streets. Where Afro roots run deep and vendors peddle goods that paint the alleys with color. Where neighbors chat over thimbles of strong Cuban coffee and when the sun goes down, rum flows. No place on earth is like Cuba, and no city is like Havana. Temi has never been, I’ve been itching to return. And while we can no longer go this year, we figured we’d attempt to get a taste of it. You can penetrate and absorb a place only as richly and deeply as you open yourself up to it. So we encourage you to open yourself up to the places you hope to one day travel to, from home. While you won’t be able to uncover certain key ingredients without physically going, you have so many resources in this moment to take the plunge.

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As a social strategist for The Creative Collective NYC, an agency that produces impactful multicultural storytelling, Skylar Marshai knows how to tell a memorable story through a photo. Her Instagram feed is a perfect curation of Skylar’s journey around the world that blends her loves of design and travel in a really soothing and visually stunning space.

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When creating the blog and agency Black Travel Journey, Sidney Walker set out to make the face of travel more inclusive and diverse by curating some of the most beautiful images of Black travelers on the brand’s Instagram account. Black Travel Journey has expanded, and she’s done just that and more.

Follow Sidney on Instagram: @sidneydaniellle

Travel breakouts are a real thing, so traveler Bianca Maxwell created the Skinary app, a health-tracking app for your skin that tracks your lifestyle, diet, and cleansing habits with daily selfies to figure out the cause of your breakouts. Bianca is definitely one to watch in the tech and travel spaces, and her skin happens to always look radiant as she shares her adventures.

Follow Bianca on Instagram: @biancamaxwell

Are you ever amazed with how perfectly some people can match their outfits to their surroundings? You’ll fall in love with stylist, traveler, and Amsterdam-based mom Maureen Powel’s feed. With frequent appearances from her daughter, you’ll have constant fodder for mom-and-me outfit inspo!

Follow Maureen on Instagram: @maureenpowel

Alicia Tenise creates lifestyle content for the every-girl millennial traveling the world in search of the best food and drink. She also shares colorful fashion finds and her honest struggles with mental health. Wine enthusiasts: Alicia is with you and has recently started her WSET classes to be a certified wine enthusiast and a better wine writer!

Follow Alicia on Instagram: @aliciatenise

After finishing her studies in graphics and marketing, Racheal wanted to make sure everyone had the most amount of information to incorporate travel into everyday life. Check out her feed for vlogs, tips, and simple hacks on packing, booking trips, saving money, and more to make traveling become more of a lifestyle rather than a luxury.

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Success is moving from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Reminiscing about my challenge to visit 100 countries… I failed every single day. Everything went wrong that you could imagine. I was traveling by myself as a 22 year old girl… or with my 15 year old brother for 54 of the countries…. we ran into every obstacle. I remember at one point I was somewhere around country #70 in South America and I ran out of money. I literally had 10$ cash and -10$ in my account. Somewhere in Argentina 🇦🇷. I was robbed sometimes, sometimes I was so tired from nonstop travel I didn’t have any energy to do anything. There was a time a man followed me back to my hotel room in Barcelona and tried to break into my room at night… there was a time a maid stole all my clothes when I was in the coldest part of the world and I had to wear a T-shirt in -38 degree weather. EVERYONE I knew told me to STOP my challenge.. go back home and save my money and start again when it’s easier. I didn’t care for one second what was going on or what anyone had to say I kept going and never cared what was happening to me. I never lost enthusiasm and that’s why I’m still blessed to this day from what I did. And that’s the only reason I finished. I’ve always been my own biggest fan so I can never lose. I’m always rooting for myself and pushing myself to go further no matter what’s going on. There are no failures there are only lessons UNLESS you give up. That’s a failure. Yeah, I’m not traveling right now but I think it’s important to not count on everything always going your way and adapt. Adapting is everything. And I trust my father (God) has everything in control.

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n 2018, Maryjane Byarm challenged herself to visit 100 countries in 365 days. Today, she’s surpassed 100 with no signs of stopping. Her love of travel stems from facing a dark period in her life in the US and wanting to leave. After going to visit her sister, a model living in China, Maryjane hit the road and didn’t stop.

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Mood: Minding my business. (*whispers* my business is travel…) Venice 🇮🇹 Italy . . 📸: @theeonlyjov Just had a conversation with @hownottotravellikeabasicbitch on Covid-travel and how some are reacting negatively to those who are CHOOSING to do it. Travel is my business, so to me it’s a no brainer that when countries allowed it, I would be amongst the first to volunteer as tribute. 🤣 Of course, I am taking all the necessary precautions advised by each country official and I am fully aware of the risks involved with being amongst the first but I am glad I am doing this. Asides from getting to experience all the tourist traps without tourists, I am also getting to experience first-hand what travel during and post-Covid will be like. This trip is pushing me as a trip curator and travel content creator to go the extra mile in what I deliver. I’m asking the questions, doing the research and doing more ground work than I’ve ever done and this will only increase my ability to execute safe, reliable and high-level experiences for my travellers. If you don’t feel safe travelling, you should feel no pressure to do so and no judgement either. If you feel safe doing so, do your research (each country has been affected differently and will have different rules that change every day), be prepared and follow all precautionary measures put in place to keep everyone safe. This is how we’re going about it! Oh you’re probably wondering how I ended up in Venice, right? No? Okay well I’ll tell you anyways… After dropping off the camper van, we rented a car and drove from Split, Croatia to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Slept overnight in the car then took a small shuttle bus to Venice from there. We had no issues getting into any of these countries as we were travelling from countries from which travel was allowed (check each country’s government websites for allowed countries) I am a lot more detailed in my story, so checkout my highlight for more! Happy quarantining or travelling- whichever you choose to do! ✨

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Founder and CEO of Black travel group The Roaming Republic, Cassy Isabella has a knack for beautifully curated group trips that make everyone feel like an Instagram star. Follow her for her adventures with her travel collective and sign up for a trip!

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Danasia lets us in on travel through her appreciation for urban landscapes and city architecture. Follow her feed for beautiful city snaps, wonderful restaurant recommendations, and Insta-worthy cafés.

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*Save this post*⠀ ⠀ Country 50!! I did it!! ⠀ ⠀ Its been a beautiful journey around the world, and as an expert globetrotter I want to take the time to educate travel enthusiasts on how to capitalize on the corona virus pandemic.⠀ ⠀ So check this out peeps! Flight prices are cheaper than they’ve ever been, and just about every airline is having a sale. ⠀ ⠀ Capitalize on flight deals now by booking now, and selecting travel dates for the upcoming Fall and Winter.⠀ ⠀ For instance, want a round trip flight from NYC to Peru for $122 but don’t want to travel now? Book the flight and select your travel date for Labor Day Weekend! BOOK NOW!!⠀ ⠀ Off for Columbus Day in October and want to take a long weekend from⠀ NYC to Puerto Rico for $74 round trip? BOOK NOW! ⠀ ⠀ Keep in mind that once the two week to 30 day quarantine period for reach country is lifted, flight prices will skyrocket!!⠀ ⠀ My advice: If traveling abroad has always been an aspiration, now is the time to book that flight girl and travel after the epidemic is resolved!⠀ ⠀ Want to be extra prepared? Click the link in my bio to watch my free webinar on how to master solo traveling and schedule a phone consultation with me today! Arm yourself with the knowledge and confidence to travel the world without draining your bank account, so when the travel restrictions are lifted, you can start your travel journey like a pro! ⠀

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Having traveled to over 49 countries solo, Keem teaches online courses on how to plan amazing getaways while getting the best value for your dollar.

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Jessica Ufuoma couldn’t find much of a space for someone like her when googling travel tips, so she created one herself! She creates content for people who look like her, may need visas to travel, and have full-time jobs. She’s helping people travel better and smarter — think responsibly, ethically, sustainably, and with intention.

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After leaving the United Kingdom, Angela set her sights on sunnier isles and made her home in Morocco, where she now works as a holistic therapist. She also creates holistic travel experiences for creatives. Follow Angela’s journey as she lives her best life in Morocco with newfound serenity.

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Stephanie “She” Ifendu is a traveling photographer and creative director. Her passion for creating timeless images is only matched by her zest for exploring.

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UNIQUE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE IDEAS • I’d never even heard of bogs let alone bogshoeing, but it’s one of the coolest things I’ve done! So i thought creating a fun list of my favorite, unique adventures to add to your bucket list could get you out there too! 1. Bogshoeing (swipe) – often found in cool, wet areas in the north where there are wetlands/peat bogs. This adventure was in Latvia when I attended the #WITSriga conference. 2. Swimming with sea lions. I did this in the Patagonia waters on the coast of Argentina and it was surreal! 3. White water rafting – i was the only girl on this trip with friends and was pretty scared to try it, but it was an amazing experience and such a great test of teamwork 4. National park camping road trip – you can plot out your park wishlist and create a phenomenal adventure 5. Horseback riding along the beach – try this at sunrise and put your mind at ease! 6. Waterfall rappelling – feeling the water cool your body as you sit into your harness and leap down is exhilarating. 7. Traversing the desert – going across the Sahara was once in a lifetime amazing! You can go by camel or ATV. Try this at a desert near you. 8. Get an RV for a week and road trip! RV life is very different than the camping lifestyle, and you get access to cool RV parks. I loved RVing in St. Augustine and the keys 9. Visit salt flats – there are salt flats in North and South America, Africa, Australia, and Asia! 10. Rent a catamaran or boat and go diving or snorkeling – anywhere there’s boat life, you’ll find me on the water! 11. Hike your wildest dreams – from the Andes mountains to the highest waterfalls, to Triassic trails, volcanoes, badlands, and multi day treks, no matter where you live there’s always somewhere beautiful to explore. Let me know what your favorite adventures have been + what’s on your adventure bucket list! . . . . . . #latvia🇱🇻 #kemerinationalpark #diversifyoutdoors #enjoylatvia #bogshoeing #latviatravel #latvia #findmeoutside #optoutdoors #liveyouradventure #allaboutadventures #wanderwomeninc #amplifymelanatedvoices #blacktravelfeed #outdooradventure #blackoutdoors #melaninbasecamp #travellatina

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After living with lupus for over 15 years, former New Yorker Olivia’s curiosity led her to explore the outdoors and the wellness travel space. Incredibly, travel and her lifestyle brought her lupus into remission. It’s Olivia’s goal to normalize diversity in the outdoor and adventure spaces.

Follow Olivia on Instagram: @ochristine

Barely have a budget to travel with? Mally has you covered. A “broke ass girl who loves to travel,” Mally shares with you how to travel and not wind up in debt or drain your savings. And you’ll laugh a lot along the way.

Follow Mally on Instagram: @brokeassgirltravel

Fitness and nutrition guru Tameika Gentles loved exploring so much she created a separate account for it! On her travel account, she shares tips about eating right while on the road as well as health retreats.

Follow Tameika on Instagram: @tameikagtravels

Lọlá is an award-winning Nigerian photographer and travel writer based in Stockholm, Sweden. She’s the editor-in-chief for Slow Travel Stockholm and is a frequent contributor to National Geographic. Lola’s lens is unparalleled, with incredible portraits that render vivid portrayals of her subjects.

Follow Lọlá on Instagram: @lolaakinmade

Every photo on British-born Onyi Moss’s feed is beautifully curated and editorialized. Follow her for beautiful travel images straight out of the pages of a high-fashion shoot that exude romantic luxurious glamour. And in true English rose form, lots and lots of florals.

Follow Onyi on Instagram: @mossonyi

Megan Milan captures the world in a elegant memerizing way. Megan is a professional model who is known for her print, commercial, and catalogue work. She has worked with several high profile clients such as Hennessy, Chevy, L’Oréal, Pantene, and WildnOut. She was also featured in Jet Mag. Megan Milan has created her own traveling agency called luxe.travelagency. Prior to moving to New York to pursue modeling, she attended Michigan State University for two years to study business marketing. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She would later split her time between there and New York.

Follow Megan Milan on Instagram: @megan.milan

We know at BeautyLeeBar that they are more incredible BLACK TRAVELERS that are doing amazing things in the world. However, the people on this list are the ones we do follow and get inspired by. If you think they are more beautiful black travellers that we should be following for even more black luxury inspiration, please comment down below.

WARNING: FOR THE NONE BLACK PEOPLE, TRY NOT TO GET OFFENDED BY THIS POST OR ANY OTHER POST THAT IS CELEBRATING AND UPLIFTING BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE ESPECIALLY CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN.

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