The Black travel movement has garnered more attention in recent years thanks to social media. Take a look on Instagram using the hashtag #BlackTravel, and you are sure to see Black Americans exploring exotic locales. Many of those experiences can be found chronicled on a variety of travel sites. Here are 10 Black travel sites you should check out:
Black Travel Movement
Black Travel Movement is a community of friends and family who share an interest in cultivating new friendships and epic experiences through international travel. In June, Black Travel Movement will host Sail Noir: Black Yacht Week. In July, members will explore Greece.
Travel Noire, created by a Glamour magazine award-winning entrepreneur, is a great place to start for people looking to go abroad. The site is full of resources and tools put together by hand-selected “curators” from across the African diaspora.
Griots is not your grandparents’ travel magazine. This online portal features editorials, essays and other offerings from Black travel writers. Griots Republic compiled photos and first-hand accounts from backpackers to luxury travelers in their 314 page, 7-pound anthology aptly titled #BlackTravel.
Black Girl Travel
For many women, girls night out is the most exciting part of the week. Black Girl Travel takes that excitement to a whole other level with girls-only trips to places like Dubai and Rome. Founded by entrepreneur Fleace Weaver, the online source offers one-of-a-kind travel experiences.
Pathfinders Travel Magazine for People of Color
Pathfinders, created with the affluent African-American traveler in mind, produces a print and digital version of their quarterly periodical full of vacation tips and in-depth stories about national and international destinations. For history buffs, Pathfinders offers a variety of tours focused on the national Black theater circuit, Afro-Cuban culture and Gullah coastal heritage.
Up in the Air Life
UITAL is the perfect option for the traveler who wants to simply show up to the airport and go. Everything from flight, lodging, tours and activities is taken care of. The Black travel company is known for providing top-of-the-line, five-star accommodations.
Bucket List Beasts
This travel community is not at all for the faint of heart. If you’re adventurous and looking to shark dive, bungee jump or go whitewater rafting, Bucket List Beasts is the place for you. The travel company offers awesome trips and tons of helpful information on their site.
Venturing to the Motherland is an experience many Black people living in America dream of. Tastemakers Africa makes that dream a reality. Visitors to the site can book trips to places like Cape Verde, Kenya and Morocco, and peruse city guides curated by insiders living in Accra, Dakar, Lagos and more.
Nomadness Travel Tribe
What started as one woman’s online account of her travels and life abroad as an expat has turned into an international community and web series co-produced by acclaimed creator Issa Rae. Those interested in joining the tribe must have at least one passport stamp. Today, the group boasts more than 100,000 stamps gathered collectively.
Soul of America
Though Soul of America largely offers resources for Black travelers exploring the U.S., the site provides Black Travel Guides to a number of European and Caribbean cities, as well.