Are you a Black traveller itching to see the world? Here are five groups shaping the Black Travel Movement and showing us how different and exciting Travelling While Black can be.
"Black senior travel clubs" Western travel media in particular is rife with tourism campaigns and travel shows that are practically devoid of people of colour. So, without any further ado, here are five black-owned travel startups you should know about: One part web-series, one part online travel community, the Nomadness umbrella was one of the first of its kind.
Over 15, members strong and anchored by a popping Facebook group, Nomadness is a one-stop shop for the urban traveller looking to see the world by any means necessary. Plucky Evita Turquoise Robinson is as vibrant as her middle name suggests.
I spoke at a panel about travel blogging there! Tribe hopefuls can apply to join the group on Facebook by searching for Nomadness Travel Tribe on the site.
Members known as Lifers are wanderers who not only explore the world in style but live life to the fullest. Software sales rep and travel enthusiast Claire Soares is an adventurer at heart: I first met her in London where she flew, on a whim, for 48 hours from Black senior travel clubs U. Offering adrenaline- filled experiences that push the envelope and the limits of your sanitythe emphasis is on living each day as if it were your last.
Last year the enterprise hosted a mystery trip to Easter Island where attendees had no clue where they were going until they got to the airport. After all, she embodies her feline counterpart in every sense of the word: Search for the Bucket Lists Beasts group on Facebook. The message is loud and clear: Zim Ugochukwu is a visionary, wise beyond her years, and used to thinking outside the box.
With bespoke itineraries promoting immersive experiences in less-touristed places like Senegal, Rwanda, and Ghana, Tastemakers Africa is changing global perceptions about travel to the continent. It also has a mobile app that links curious travellers to unique cultural experiences from Cairo to Cape Town and Black senior travel clubs Ababa to Accra. Cherae Robinson has gone where few wo men have gone before in her quest to encourage more millenials to travel to Africa. This tenacious entrepreneur has worn many hats in her professional tenure she has expertise in fundraising, media, and international development and her work with humanitarian and public health agencies like the CDC, WHO, and CARE means that her resume reads a bit like an ad for alphabet soup.
The Black Travel Movement is growing at a spectacular rate and being shaped by groups like the ones highlighted above. Are you part of any of these black travel groups?
I'm Oneika Raymond, a journalist, media personality, and Travel Channel host who has journeyed to over countries "Black senior travel clubs" 6 continents. Toronto-born but New York-based, I'm obsessed with experiencing everything this gorgeous planet has to offer. Follow me on my travel adventures around the world! My husband and I have Black senior travel clubs for 30 years and have always been concerned about the lack of diversity the media when it comes to travel.
We started the group last year and have more than members. I also write a weekly blog at http: The same with Travel Noire — I feel like their posts are for those who have so much money to blow on luxury all around the world. Most of the TN members including myself are working class people.
It sounds like you may not be aware of all the tricks available so it could easily appear that there is a lot of money involved in the illustrious travel photos. If you actually apply yourself you could definitely go for less. Who and better yet, HOW? I consider myself a Lifer. I have another friend with the same idea, who also been in quite a few places. We can start traveling together and start our own group.
I just attended the Dubai trip and it was amazing and super affordable. Check out LS Travel Club. Budget-friendly and family friendly too.
The founder chaperoned trips for a Girl Scouts and usually leads adult trips abroad. My daughter and niece accompanied a small group to London and everyone had a great time! I met the lady from my church! Such a great article, Oneika!!! All you ladies are an inspiration!