Top Black Travel blogs to follow

Exploring the top black travel blogs to follow is not just about finding captivating destinations or getting insider tips on the best places to visit. It’s about embracing diversity, amplifying underrepresented voices, and enriching the travel experience for all.

Representation matters in every aspect of our lives, including the media we consume. When we follow a diverse range of creators, we gain access to a multitude of perspectives, experiences, and insights that we might otherwise overlook. Black travel bloggers offer a unique lens through which to view the world, sharing stories that reflect their cultural heritage, personal triumphs, and challenges faced on the road.

By engaging with black travel blogs, we broaden our understanding of different cultures, histories, and traditions. These bloggers not only showcase stunning landscapes and hidden gems but also delve into the complexities of race, identity, and belonging in the places they visit. Their narratives challenge stereotypes, break down barriers, and foster empathy and understanding among diverse audiences.

Following black travel bloggers is also an opportunity to support marginalized voices within the travel industry. Despite the growing popularity of travel blogging, black creators continue to be underrepresented in mainstream media and face unique challenges in gaining visibility and recognition for their work. By actively seeking out and promoting their blogs, we help to level the playing field and ensure that diverse voices are heard and celebrated.

Moreover, black travel blogs offer a fresh perspective on familiar destinations and introduce us to new and off-the-beaten-path places that we may have never considered exploring. Their passion for travel, coupled with their commitment to authenticity and cultural immersion, inspires us to step out of our comfort zones, embrace the unknown, and embark on our own journeys of self-discovery and exploration.

In essence, the importance of highlighting and supporting black travel blogs lies in their ability to foster a more inclusive and equitable travel community. By following a diverse range of creators, we not only enrich our own travel experiences but also contribute to a more vibrant, interconnected world where everyone’s stories are valued and celebrated.

The creators I’ve included on this list travel as single men and women, do family travel,  travel with kids, group trips with girlfriends and travel with parents. They live in major cities like New York with easy access to the world and they live in smaller towns across the United States where travel looks different for them. They’ll showcase luxury travel, travel on a budget and everything in between.

Read the list and be inspired by their travel quotes, most memorable trips and what must bring items always come along for the ride. See you at the airport!

Top Black Travel bloggers to follow
Top Black Travel bloggers to follow

Top Black travel bloggers to follow 

Meet Tykesha Burton, of The Wanderlustmomma.

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Tykesha Burton The WanderlustMomma Black travel blogger

My life was upended after having my first child.  I was paralyzed by fear.  It transformed a gutsy globetrotter into a timid husk of my former self.  I thought that to be a good momma, I had to sacrifice some of the best parts of myself.  And so, I gave up travel.

But somewhere between having my first child and my second, I started to unearth the parts of me that I buried after becoming a mom.  After doing a bit of research, I discovered that with a little planning I could continue traveling with my children.  It’s possible to be a bucket list beast and a mom.

I created Momma Wanderlust to inspire parents to explore the world with children.  I provide tips and tricks and travel inspiration to help parents to stress less and travel more.

  • Travel gear:  My camera, Canon EOS R5, and luggage bungee
  • Favorite travel quote : “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain
  • Most memorable trip :   Tanzania
  • Top travel tip:   If you’re looking to save money, get a hotel or vacation rental with a kitchen/kitchenette. Having access to a kitchen has saved us tons of money.

Meet Jeff Jenkins, the man behind Chubby Diaries.

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Jeff Jenkins Chubby Diaries

Jeff Jenkins is an award-winning Travel/ Food Blogger, speaker, podcast host, and Influencer based out of Austin, Texas. Jeff most recently is proud to add Host and travel documentarian to his list of adventures as he stars “Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins” a show that explores diverse cultures, locations and overcoming fears, backed by National Geographic.

  • Travel gear:  My Wandrd backpack, it not only my camera bag but my personal bag that had been on every trip with me 
  • Favorite travel quote : “Life begins where my comfort zone ends”
  • Most memorable trip :   Japan
  • Top travel tip:   Just go for and take that trip!! 

Meet Chelsea Davis, the woman behind Chelsea Does Travel.

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Chelsea Davis Black Travel Blogger
  • Travel gear:    My camera! A Sony α7 III
  • Favorite travel quote :  “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” -Maya Angelou
  • Most memorable trip :   My most memorable travel destination is Ometepe Island, Nicaragua! Before I visited I didn’t hear any good things about Nicaragua especially for solo travelers! To my surprise I felt right at home, the beaches were stunning, people were so friendly, and the food was so tasty!  
  • Top travel tip:   My top travel tip is not to wait on anyone to go somewhere you really want to go! Just go!

Meet Lauren Gay, the woman behind OutdoorsyDiva.

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Lauren Gay Outdoorsy Diva

Outdoorsy Diva is an adventure travel blog for women who love outdoor adventure, unique travel experiences, the great outdoors, foodie adventures, theme parks and every other kind of adventure.

If I inspire anyone at all to pursue a dream, to step out of their norm, and to really take time to appreciate the beauty of the world we live in then it will all be worth it. Being the “Outdoorsy” type doesn’t mean you wear camouflage or that you’re any less feminine. And being feminine and liking designer purses doesn’t mean that you can’t connect with nature, even if you make a fool of yourself in the process. If this girl can get in touch with her outdoorsy side then so can you!

  • Travel gear: International adapter that works for multiple countries / extra power brick
  • Favorite travel quote :  “Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop
  • Most memorable trip :   Azores 
  • Top travel tip:  “Try to always incorporate some type of cultural experience like a cooking class in your travels. It’s a great way to gain meaningful insight into the heart of the people. “

Meet Oneika Raymond, the woman behind Oneika Ramond,

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Oneika Raymond Black travel blogger

As an Emmy Award-winning lifestyle correspondent for NBC New York and host of Travel Channel’s Big City, Little Budget and One Bag and You’re Out, Oneika inspires us to live our best lives at home and abroad. A bona fide travel junkie keen to share her insights from around the world, Oneika also appears regularly as a travel expert on CTV Canada’s Your Morning and The Social. Her adventures have taken her to over 120 countries on 6 continents.

In addition, Oneika is an accomplished writer with more than a decade of digital and print media experience. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Condé Nast Traveler, Oprah Magazine, Ebony Magazine, and Marriott Bonvoy Traveler.

  • Travel gear:   While I never leave home without my phone, equally as important (if not more) is my portable powerbank.  As a content creator, it’s super important that all my devices (phone, camera, microphones) can stay charged up on the go!
  • Favorite travel quote :  It’s a tie between “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list” and “Life begins where your comfort zone ends”.
  • Most memorable trip :  This is a super difficult question– perhaps my most transformative trip is easier to answer.  In that case, I’d had to say the year I spent in France on a study abroad from 2003-2004– it was my first time crossing the Atlantic and my first time living away from home.  That year abroad opened my eyes to just how big the world was and put me on the path to becoming a travel journalist and perpetual explorer.
  • Top travel tip:   Chase the deal, not the destination.  You will be able to travel more and for less money! 

Meet Stephanie Camille, the woman behind the brand.

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Stephanie Camille Black Travel Blogger
  • Travel gear:   My waterproof phone case and my drone (if I can bring it haha)
  • Favorite travel quote : “Don’t Save the Candles.” It’s not necessarily travel related, but I apply it to travel. It’s a nice reminder not to delay joy or not to save something for the perfect day or moment. Buy the plane ticket, book the resort if that’s what you want, go explore. Burn the candles. 
  • Most memorable trip :   Thailand and Ghana. Both were beautiful places with rich culture. My phone also barely worked in both places, so being disconnected was probably the perfect way to enjoy these places. 
  • Top travel tip:  You don’t always have to get on a plane to travel. Sometimes you can be a tourist in your own city and travel to that neighboring town that’d you’ve been wanting to visit. The beauty of travel is exploring something new, and often times we can do that very close to home.  

Meet Carol Cain, the woman behind Girl Gone Travel. 

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Carol Cain Girl Gone Travel

Carol is an award-winning travel latina blogger, a keynote speaker, and the owner of Brave World Media, a social media marketing and branding agency. Since 2008, Carol has traveled to over 45 countries across 5 continents, and 40 U.S. states sharing travel tips, guides, and stories with the hope of informing and inspiring others to be a better citizens of the world wherever they go.

  • Travel gear:  Blundstone boots
  • Favorite travel quote : “Viajar es como amar, es un intento de transformar un sueño en realidad.!” 
  • Most memorable trip :  Colombia, Japan, and Scotland 
  • Top travel tip:   Travel to destinations that aren’t being significantly impacted by over-tourism nor where people are currently fighting for their human rights and against the impact of gentrification

Meet Gabby Beckford, the woman behind Packs Light. 

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Gabby Beckford Packs Light

Gabby Beckford is an engineer-turned-creator and founder of Packs Light (est. 2018). Moving around as a military brat, being mixed-Black and neurodivergent are a few reasons Gabby never quite felt like like she fit in growing up. Luckily, she prefers standing out.

At age 17, Gabby took her first solo trip to Iceland and discovered her happy place: anywhere except her comfort zone. And that the quickest way there was through travel! She’s been seeking creative ways to fuel (and fund) her sense of adventure ever since. She’s been to more than 45 countries since and shared them on social media.

Every day she empowers her community to stop waiting for permission and to live with the delusional confidence that they are capable of any and everything.

  • Travel gear:   A fashionable, multi-purpose scarf (#TeamCarryOnOnly) and my CALPAK water bottle holder!
  • Favorite travel quote :  “I go to seek a Great Perhaps.” – John Green
  • Most memorable trip :  It’s nearly impossible to choose just one! But my recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤️🇧🇷 On this trip, I was able to bring 3 of my long-time followers with me to celebrate Carnival at no cost to them thanks to a Solo Not Solo Grant I hosted with Intrepid Travel! It was an incredible, unforgettable week of community and culture. 
  • Top travel tip:    If there’s a travel will, there’s a travel way.

Meet Francesca Murray, the women behind Onegrloneworld.

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Francesca Murray One girl one world

She’s is the editor-in-chief of One Girl One World. She is a passionate storyteller, with over 10 years of experience creating beauty and travel content online. A two-time former expat with Garifuna roots, Francesca is one of the pioneers of the Black travel movement. Before launching One Girl One World in 2014, Francesca created one of the world’s first travel blogs in 2011 after graduating with a BA in Journalism and Public Relations.