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Looking Beyond The Veil To Discover The World

Looking Beyond The Veil To Discover The World There was a time when we never heard about black backpackers travelling the world and experiencing all of the weird and wonderful things it had to offer. But the tide is turning and a growing number of black travellers are ditching the daily routine of modern life to seek out new adventures. Shadeyka Warren is one such...

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5 Best Places to Travel Alone In Asia

5 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL ALONE IN ASIA I wish I’d known about the best places to travel alone in Asia before I set off on my journey.If I had, my journey would have gone a lot more smoothly. As it happens, I ended up discovering many of the best places quite by accident as I went along. Who knows? Perhaps that was just as well. After all, the greatest adventures are...

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Short Treks In Nepal: A Selection of The Very Best

SHORT TREKS IN NEPAL: A SELECTION OF THE VERY BEST If you’re looking for short treks in Nepal, you’ve come to the right place. This blog features some of the very best.But first a bit of context. You see, hiking in the Himalayas is a right of passage for most seasoned backpackers. Some of the most popular hikes include the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base...

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Reconnecting With Ancestral Struggles As a Black Traveller

Reconnecting With Ancestral Struggles As a Black Traveller The experiences of being a black traveller abroad is a unique one. It certainly was for Shira Smillie, a 23 year old English teacher who is currently living in Spain. Originally from Philadelphia, Shira decided to go backpacking across the world after graduating from university. It gave her one of the most...

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Pushing boundaries and borders with compassionate journeys

Pushing Boundaries and Borders With Compassionate Journeys Adriana Smith is a black traveler who has helped people all over the world through her volunteering initiatives. She is an inspirational entrepreneur who has got her sights set on the world. This blog is about her compassionate journeys overseas.Never allow fear to hold you back.That’s the main message from...

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Breaking Down Stereotypes One Trip At a Time

Breaking Down Stereotypes One Trip At a Time Michael Roots, 47, has a fairly unique story compared to many of the black backpackers I have interviewed as part of his story. He has lived, worked and travelled abroad, in his capacity as a clinical social worker and as a student of yoga and other spiritual practices. He has stayed in Indian ashrams, stood beside the...

Taking on the world and changing narratives

Taking On The World & Changing Your Story Exploring the world as a black female travelling alone comes with its challenges. But it is also the greatest gift you can give to yourself. This is LaKeysha’s story.  Let the world be your oyster and change your narrative through travel.  That’s what LaKeysha Nisely-Olguin, 35 did, when she went globetrotting across the...

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Experiencing the beauty of the world as an Asian traveller

Experiencing The Beauty Of The World As an Asian Traveller Fitria Anggrainy Yusuf has faced many challenges and bigotry as an Asian traveller. But her story is inspirational and not once did it stop this entrepreneurial globetrotter from starting a new life abroad. Her story is one of inspiration, resilience and determination.Travel opens the mind in a way that...

Embracing The World & Living Your Best Life

Embracing The World And Living Your Best Life Derek Johnson, 40, is a black traveler with an amazing story to share. I must say his story was one of my favourite. One of the most amazing things about working on a project where you are gathering eclectic voices from black travelers across the world is you hear so many awesome stories. Traveling & Living The...

From Kuwait to Cape Town: Bridging The Gaps as a Black Traveller

From Kuwait to Cape Town: Bridging Gaps as a Black Traveller Steven Luke is a black traveller who has taken on the world. The media tells us so much about gang violence, racism and stereotypes, but what we don’t hear are the stories of those who have left their home countries to start a new life elsewhere. Steven Luke has done it all – from flying on planes in...

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