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Once you hit Phuket, you’ll quickly realize that a great chunk of it has been taken over my tourists and backpackers, and that environment is fine for about a day. But at some point, you’ll want to kick back and relax in Phuket’s beauty, and that’s where Baba Beach Club comes in to save the day. Here’s our review of one of the best places to stay in Thailand.
We asked five of our favorite people who live a lifestyle that mixes their career with travel what they never leave home without, and we were given some interesting answers.
Oslo definitely set itself apart as a city of art. From the sculptures in Vigeland Park & seeing Munch’s “The Scream” in person at the National Gallery, to experiencing dope black musicians at Oslo World, the city showed its quiet surface hid an underlying current of creativity. Here's our guide to exploring the city.
Stockholm’s chill vibe makes this bustling city worth a visit. Sweden’s capital city has a lot to see and we spent a couple of days in town to give you a guide to where and how to spend your time.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? Memories from your travels rarely come from a souvenir. It’s the things you’ve done somewhere that stick with you forever, and give you the best stories to share. Here's my experience bungee jumping in Johannesburg.
Havana is a bustling town that is the perfect place for meeting new people both local and beyond and, whether you’re a solo traveler looking for companions or a group looking for new friends, you won’t have to look for long.
Here's an easy to follow guide to taking dope photos with your smartphone and upping your travel photo game!
Alright, so you’ve just planned your next trip, holiday, vacation, jaunt, etc. Call it whatever you want. You’re going somewhere and you should be excited! But, you may also be a bit nervous. You’ve consulted dozens of guides and articles because you want that little extra bit of confidence to push you over the edge. Here's a few pieces of advice to make you feel a bit more prepared for your next journey. A quick guide on how to get your footing in any new country, if you will.
"The stress of traveling in a place where I could not speak the language while taking classes with readings, assignments, performances, and exams brought some of my anxiety back to the surface. These are some of the ways that I dealt with my anxiety.
“How safe is (insert country name?)” is a question that many people ask themselves, and Google, when deciding to travel somewhere new. Here are some tips to help you have the safest travels possible.
"Since this was my third time visiting London I wanted to go outside my comfort zone. Being a city girl, I knew a day trip to the countryside would be the perfect adventure for me. I decided to visit the Birling Gap because I wanted a break from the fast pace life accompanied by the city. I wanted to explore and feel the vulnerability that first time visitors feel."
When visiting Santiago, you’ll see plenty of options for wine tours in the Casablanca & Maipo valleys. Problem is, they can be quite expensive and put a major dent into your travel budget. While in the city, we figured that we could get the same experience for a fraction of the cost if we created our own itinerary. Instead of paying upwards of $150 for a tour, we took it upon ourselves to see what we could come up with.
Chile’s capital city has plenty to offer when it comes to things to do and see. We had the chance to hang out in the city for a few days, and here are some of the things you’ll definitely want to do in Santiago while you're there!
Black & Abroad ambassador (and Dad) Jonah gives us some tried and true tips for traveling the world with kids.
Joanae of Naetorious gives us a few of the many reasons why couples need to take a trip with just the two of them.
"The significant increase of brown people traveling for leisure is a wonderful and exciting change in the movement of peoples (finally), but I believe it comes with a certain, evolving duty." Ambassador Victoria gives us her take on traveling while brown.
Moving abroad can be tough on the little ones. Here's how one Mom has learned to battle her daughter's homesickness in creative ways.
What inspires you the most about life & living? Find out how a former fashion stylist, Dane Caston and a former teacher, Chari Chin-Young set out to change the world with their answer.
Being sick during your trip abroad is not something anyone would ever want. These quick and easy steps will not only help to minimize your possibility of being sick, but also be prepared if the unfortunate happens.
During her trip to Normandy, France on June 6th, famously known as D-Day, Black & Abroad ambassador Kiera notices something very key to the history of this famous day is missing. Read her experience to find out what's notably absent from France's D-Day celebrations.
Bogotá’s great food and art scene won’t put a big dent in your pocket, but it will leave a lasting impression on your heart. The city is perfect for those looking for a place packed with culture, cuisine, and cool people. Here’s a couple of notes from our trip to Colombia’s city in the mountains!
Traveling often speaks to us in ways we could never imagine, but we all have a unique travel style that truly tells the story of what makes us happy when we see the world. Take the quiz to find out what your travel language is!
After exploring Rio for six days, this group of 14 great minds came together on the seventh day to link up with Project Favela, an NGO dedicated to changing lives through education, the arts, and mentoring. Check out the story of how the project came together and how you can help make a difference!
When planning a visit to Spain, people often find it hard to decide between spending their time in Barcelona or Madrid. Black & Abroad ambassador Amir compares his experience with both cities to help you decide which is best for you.
During our time in Sydney, Hotel Palisade invited us to check out its rooftop lounge, Henry Deane. The two-level cocktail bar opened alongside the newly renovated hotel in November 2015 and has been a crowd-pleaser since its doors opened. Check out our experience at one of the hottest spots in Sydney!
It should go without saying that “seeing kangaroos and koalas up close” is on most visitor’s to-do lists for a trip to Australia. Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney is the perfect place to make that happen. Check out our experience.
During our time in Sydney, we spent a couple of days in Newtown, which is known as the city’s cultural melting pot. It's also home to The Urban Newtown, an edgy boutique hotel in the middle of the coolest section of Sydney. Check out our review!
Welcome to Newtown, Australia! A small town where diversity meets art, and art meets politics. Located just south of Sydney's business district, this little enclave plays host to some of the most brilliant works of street art around. Come tag along as we explore what the back alleys have to offer in this visual tour of the town.
Black & Abroad had a chance to take a trip “down under” to Sydney and run around the city for a week! Throughout that time, we bounced from each corner of Sydney to find dope spots to stay, unique things to do, delicious things to eat, and moments you shouldn’t leave Sydney without experiencing.
Black & Abroad teamed up with Rachel of Rachel Travels to give you The Layover! A spot between your last flight and your next flight where you get a chance to catch up on all things travel!
In our premiere episode, we talk about what country we'd go to if Trump became president, dating while abroad, solo travel, and the new airline routes to Cuba and what that really means for travelers!
Jamaal of The Wayfarer Study gives us a peek into his recent trip to Cartagena, Colombia with his newly acquired family. Find out why he calls it his “best travel experience thus far."
When people think of beautiful beaches in the Philippines, Boracay always comes to mind, but Palawan holds just as much pristine coastline and less of a tourist experience. Check out Sabang Beach, one of the hidden gems in Palawan.
Cape Town, often referred to as "The Mother City," is a gorgeous place that’s definitely a requirement of any visit to South Africa. While there are plenty of things to do and see in the oldest city in South Africa, here’s a few things you’ll want to check off your list before you leave.
Learning a country's traditional recipes can be a great way to embrace the culture. We had a chance to take a cooking course at La Tortilla Cooking School in Antigua that taught us how to make some classic Guatemalan dishes and mixed history with some flavor.
While Antigua may be a haven for backpackers, there are several options for a relaxing stay that won’t have a hostel feel. During our time in the city, we stayed at the wonderful Hotel Casa Del Parque. Here's our review.
Climbing up Pacaya volcano is a must if you visit Antigua or Guatemala City. When we arrived in Guatemala and saw the volcano in the distance, we knew it was definitely something we had to do before leaving. Check out our experience on one of Guatemala's active volcanos!
While trekking through the streets of Antigua to catch the sights is a given, the best way to admire the beauty of Guatemala's former capital is through hanging out on some of its best rooftop bars and restaurants. Here are some rooftop spots we recommend for grabbing a drink and soaking up the city from a heightened perspective.
Black & Abroad had a chance to visit the city of Antigua in Guatemala and we were completely blown away by the great time we had.
Here’s a list of things you’ll definitely want to do when you visit.
While Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, people also say it’s one of the most expensive. Trust us, it doesn’t have to be!
Here are a few ideas for a day in the city experiencing life like a local and leaving you with some euros to spare.
Are you tired of reading those “Quit your Job and Travel the World” articles? Well, here's a first-hand account of someone who's actually done it and her advice to those who are thinking about taking the plunge.
Let's face it, we all hate that process that comes along with getting to a destination, whether it be somewhere abroad, or simply getting back home from a trip. If you've been teetering on the edge of whether or not to pull the plug on a Global Entry. Here is my experience with the application process.
Here at Black & Abroad, we believe in making travel as enjoyable as possible. It’s easy to get caught up in the frustration and hassle that come with flying, so we’ve put together a list of things you can do right now that will make your next trip a little less stressful, whether you’re a frequent flyer or a first-timer.