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Diversity

The beauty of travelling is meeting people of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds. Sadly, you don’t see much diversity in many travel ads. This is why I’ve highlighted the unique experiences of black travellers and other minority groups. This is not to exclude other backpackers but to speak to the experiences of those underrepresented by many travel ads.

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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...

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. ...

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...