11 Black Travel Bloggers You Should Know

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 NoireNomadness Travel Tribe, and Tastemakers Africa, but here are some other travel bloggers you shouldn't miss:

1. Black and Abroad

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.

Instagram: @blackandabroad




2. The Globe Getter

The Globe Getter "is focused on one thing: showing that it's possible to work AND travel." I love Tausha's writing style and relevant content. She's also featured me in her "Globe Getters" series, so be sure to read that here.

Instagram: @theglobegetter



3. Thirty 30 Courtney

#Thirty30Courtney's founder, Courtney, is on a mission to see 30 states and countries by her 30th birthday. She offers stories, tips, tricks for the college student or millennial traveler.

Instagram: @_thirty30courtney



4. The Sophisticated Life

Blogger by day, physician by night, Nadeen of The Sophisticated Life is a wine and food enthusiast. She curates city and country guides, offering a sophisticated outlook for your travels.

Instagram: @thesophislife




5. Work Hard Travel Well

Work Hard Travel Well is "designed to inspire people to choose travel as the best reward for their hard work." Its founder, Kim, recently published The Ultimate Guide to CIAA and all about her trip to Havana, Cuba. 

Instagram: @workhardtravelwell


6. Outdoorsy Diva

Lauren, the Outdoorsy Diva, aims to inspire women to "travel more, embrace the great outdoors, and cater to their inner foodie." She recently published "10 Black History Month Travel Destinations" so be sure to check that out!

Instagram: @outdoorsydiva


7. Hotel Whisperer

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.

Instagram: @hotelwhisperer

8. One Girl One World

Francesca of One Girl One World is the author of the first ever digital English Guide to Martinique. Her pictures from around the Caribbean are drool-worthy!

Instagram: @onegrloneworld



9. Globetrotting Stiletto

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!

Instagram: @gtstiletto

10. Rachel Travels

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!

Instagram: @racheltravels



11. Will Drink For Travel

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!

Instagram: @willdrinkfortravel




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!