As a black travel professional, I have a unique perspective that travel brands, visitor bureaus and consumers can sometimes overlook. It's important for people to be aware of the contributions made by black bloggers to the travel industry because we inspire people to travel the world that may not think it's possible. And let's face it...black people are dope. We bring a dopeness to travel blogging that isn't like that of our counterparts!
In honor of Black History Month, I am sharing 11 of my favorite black travel bloggers with you (well, 12 really but two of them run one site), who are sharing their passion for travel with the world. You already know of sites such as Travel Noire, Nomadness Travel Tribe, and Tastemakers Africa, but here are some other travel bloggers you shouldn't miss:
Black and Abroad "is a cultural collective dedicated to redefining world experiences for the modern black traveler." Kent and Eric have created a successful brand that includes 'Black and Abroad' merchandise, which you'll find on the savviest of black travelers.
The Hotel Whisperer, Danielle Pointdujour, has "introduced and connected a younger generation to luxury brands, experiences and destinations previously thought to only be enjoyed by business and seasoned travelers." Currently a Senior Editor for Ebony Magazine, her works has appeared on ESSENCE, Yahoo Travel, Travel Noire, Parlour Magazine and Clutch.
Metanoya Z. Webb, the Globetrotting Stiletto, is a "self-proclaimed shoe addict never jet-sets without at least one pair of designer heels." In addition to her own fashionable travels, Metanoya features 'Globetrotting Stilettos' (other bad ass women travelers) on her site. We've co-hosted Women of Color Travel (along with Jess of The Dining Traveler), so I just adore her!
The goal for Rachel of Rachel Travels is to "empower Millennials of color to look at travel as a necessity for growth, and expansion, not as a luxury that is limited to some." Rachel sends out alerts for the latest travel deals and fare glitches so be sure to sign up!
Of course I couldn't write this list without include myself! Will Drink For Travel combines my love of traveling and seeing new places with my love of unique and native spirits. I feature cocktails from around the world on Instagram, so be sure to tag your photos with #willdrinkfortravel for a feature!
Are there any black travel bloggers you enjoy following? I want to do another round up so be sure to leave their names and sites in the comments!