I luhh da gram! I luhh da ‘gram! Ahm addite’d toehht, I know I am!
..but you know what i luhh even more? Cool black girls looking fly, well greased, edges intact, and living their best life. (Sorry GOD) Instagram is the best place to do that, sometimes to the point of being overwhelmed in the best way. If you’re looking for relatable, down to earth travel pages to follow, I have the perfect list for you!
But before we start this thing though, if you aren’t following me on IG,
Imma cut you take a minute to do that now (<–click dat, click dat).
Here we go!!!!!!!!
I started this blog because I couldn’t find other black girls like me (aka hoodrat/freebird/wildchild) that were hardbody interested in travel. Almost two years passed and I was honestly getting aggy and feeling dolo, until I stumbled upon Lo, the writer behind Can’t Stay Put. Lo has been a traveler her entire life and she demystifies travel in a way that makes it feel like anywhere on the globe is accessible to you. Can-not recommend her IG page and blog enough.
Popular travel blogs are usually targeted to the ‘i quit my job to travel backpacker’ types and that obvi ain’t your girl. I found Globetrotting Stiletto and nothing was the same. Aggregating pics from dope black girls all over the world, GS is the perfect spot to build your travel wishlist. Their website also perfectly encapsulates a black girl’s lifestyle outside of booking flights or roadtrips.
Shoutout to having girlfriends that know what you love and always keeping their ears to the streets. I casually mentioned looking for a more contemporary Travel + Leisure outlet to a friend and a photo from Parlour Magazine’s page landed in my DMs. Their page is full of obnoxiously fab black women living in the overflow here and abroad and their site follows suit.
My first trip abroad was to Barcelona, Madrid, and the Canary Islands, so I have a super soft spot for Spain. I was so excited to come across Las Morenas de Espana! Founded by NYC native Sienna, LMDES seeks to put a (beat) face to black Spain. If you are planning a trip, seriously, don’t waste your time with any other travel blog. LMDES’s site is the ultimate real black girl guide to Spain! Be sure to head to one of their meetups if you’re in the area too.
In my next life, I swear I’mma take fye ass photos like Lee Litumbe of Spirited Pursuit. Hands down the best IG page for travel YESness! Her use of rich colors makes for a very aesthetically epic scroll. Once you get to her site, the content is equally powerful. By using her own travel stories alongside voices from every corner of the planet, SP is the perfect marriage of National Geographic and NYTimes T Magazine.
Before I get out of here (for another round of IG scrolling, I have to shoutout one last amazing account that I love so d*mn much! Big, huge shoutout to the RealBlackGirl OG TravelingBlackWidow. She lost a husband and gained a boatload of passport stamps. She even made it to Antartica. If that ain’t goals baybay, I don’t know what is!
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