You Know You’re a Traveler with Natural Hair When…
The perfect selfie is complete with your curls and kinks on voluminous display.
Discovering the Meaning of Home in Tanzania
Falling in love with my Blackness in East Africa.
Not Your Bella: On Street Harassment in Italy
"He thought I was a sex worker and wanted to buy my body for the night."
Against the ‘Gram: On the Purpose of Travel
homes of millions of people simply as a backdrop for my social media whims.
Have Hijab, Will Travel: Overcoming the Fear of Traveling in the South
I can’t say that I have no fear as a hijab-wearing traveler, but I’ll no longer be intimidated.
Biased Much? NAACP Issues Travel Advisory for American Airlines
Black passengers deserve better.
Drive-Through Country: Black Women & The Great American Road Trip
Road trips are often romanticized as one of the best ways to see a country—but not for everyone.
Bookmarked: Elaine Lee Has Been Goin’
The author reflects on 'Go Girl!: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel & Adventure,' 20 years later.
Afro-Brazilian Cultural Tour in Rio de Janeiro
Rio’s Black culture is an open secret that’s just outside the usual tourist spots.
Remembering Who I Am: Keeping It Real While Working Abroad
How I dealt with being undermined at work—very far away from home.
Hands Off: Things I Wish I’d Said to the Flight Attendant Who Touched My Hair
I sighed deeply and stepped off of the plane.
Race, Trump, Apartheid: A Trip to South Africa
It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, but a complicated time.
Finding My Place Outside of the Deep South
Mississippi is home, but what does that mean when I'm away from it?
Mom, Nepal, and I: Adventure Trekking for a View of Mount Everest
Claiming space in the outdoors as we hiked to Namche Bazaar.
Traveling for the First Time with My Mother
There were so many small things that other travelers take for granted that we weren’t sure about
5 Tips on How to Get Paid to Travel
Lindsey Murphy gives us her 5 tips on how to get paid to travel.
5 Road Trip Tips for Women of Color
Lindsey Murphy gives us her 5 tips on road tripping for women of color.
Five Black-Owned Restaurants in Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Show up with your dollars to support these eateries
Seeing Myself in “Girls Trip”
Why I loved watching carefree Black women out on a weekend adventure
Bookmarked: Carolyn Finney on Layers of Land & Earth
Author of "Black Faces, White Spaces" looks at the historical relationship Black people and nature in the US.
Going Natural: Understand the Different Cultural Perceptions of Your Hair
Your hair type may be misunderstood in other parts of the world.
Sunny & Shade: The Black Girl’s Beach Survival Guide
Pack all the right stuff for a day in the sun.
The Benefits of Studying Abroad: Why It Was the Best Decision I Ever Made
I learned about the world outside my comfort zone.
Use These Airbnb Tips To Help You Plan Your Dream Vacation
Learn from my mishaps to find the right place for you.
Connecting with Women of Color Travelers through Social Media
Yes, there are travelers just like you looking for like-minded adventurers.
St. Patrick’s Day in Butte, Montana
How a Small Montana City Taught Me Not to Fear the Unknown.
Bookmarked: Nia Hampton on Buying a Ticket & Just Going
Hampton creates poetry, prayer, and prose in Cicatrizes.
Going Solo: My European Traveling Experience
When none of my tried-and-true travel companions could join me, I decided to embark on my first solo travel experience.
Queer Dating while Traveling Abroad Is Possible
I was certain that international dating would be a horrible experience, filled with people I wouldn’t be able to connect with who didn’t match what I wanted in a partner.
Black Remigration in the South
Lots of Black folks have been heading South, enough to call it the Great Remigration.
Speaking Mandarin in Melanin
My experience in China was uniquely colored by my Black womanhood.
How I Managed Travel Anxiety on My First International Trip
As a chubby Black girl with severe anxiety, I didn’t think I could manage international travel.
My Tokyo Travel Experience
I was thrilled to make Japan the 30th country I visited before turning 30.