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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.
Is it a bad idea to travel solo if you're an introvert? Absolutely not, and we've got some tips for how to overcome your introvert status while traveling solo.
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.
Eleuthera is a long, thin island in the Bahamas archipelago, known for pink sand beaches. Get the inside scoop on how to visit and what to do when you're there from a Bahamian local.
Here's an easy to follow guide to taking dope photos with your smartphone and upping your travel photo game!
Contributor Franny gave us her list of 10 things to do in Thailand with tips for Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket!
Black & Abroad contributor Victoria shares some of her tips for keeping international travel affordable.
Contributor Jonah shares 5 easy ways to share culture with your children that will prepare them to be thoughtful world travelers.
Learn how Abena Bempah's life trajectory took a complete 180, giving her on a crash course on self-happiness.
We’ll travel across the world to Bali, but won't consider traveling home to Africa. Why? Black & Abroad contributor Jonah writes his perspective on the answer to that question.
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.
"It's funny when people ask me "How do I balance work, school, and traveling?" Here's how I manage my schedule and my finances and hopefully these tips can help you book your next trip!"
"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.
Chile's landscape is full of things to do, and Sachea's solo trip hit many of the marks.
One's man trip across the world turned into a one-man show. Get to know Royce Bable, creator of the one-man show, Not Here Right Now.
Journey with Liz Henry, co-founder of The Black Pearl Program: an initiative dedicated to reinforcing self-confidence for young girls of color.
“How do you manage to travel without a job?” is a question Mateo often receives from both friends and strangers. This article shares what works best for him.
The best meal in Santiago came during our last night in Chile. Check out our experience at La Misión Restaurant & Wine Bar.
"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.
The ladies of Curlture have put together the definitive guide to having a black experience in London!
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!
A trip to Egypt during a shift in the country's political climate turned Victoria into a different kind of traveler.
Find out how NYC-based photographer Mark Clennon took a leap of faith that landed him far from the comforts of Pensacola to places beyond his imagination.
Paris doesn't have to be expensive. Check out Black & Abroad ambassador Diam's guide to doing Paris on the cheap!
Monica recalls the first town she visited during her quest to find a new home in France.
From Muay Thai boxing to a couple of brushes with danger, Mateo's found the perfect recipe for adventure in Thailand.
Black & Abroad Youth Ambassador Zavien Floyd fulfills a life goal by interviewing Curtis Austin, one of the few black pilots in commercial aviation.
If you have an extended layover in Panama City, here's your guide to making the most of that time!
Black & Abroad ambassador (and Dad) Jonah gives us some tried and true tips for traveling the world with kids.
A stay in Viñales, Cuba reminded Mateo that generosity doesn’t need to be explained or questioned.
Victoria's thoughts on El Salvador were completely flipped once she arrived. Check our her experience in "the Savior."
Black & Abroad ambassador Michelle shares her experience in Livingstone, Zambia.
Black & Abroad ambassador Victoria recalls two of her experiences with "voluntourism," the combination of voluntary service and travel.
Black & Abroad ambassador Mateo recalls his adventures in Iceland.
This husband & wife have found a sustainable way to support local African economies, all while making travel easier for women around the world.
Black & Abroad ambassador Tanisha gives us a peek into France's (unclean) hand in slavery.
Let Black & Abroad ambassador Jessica give you a rundown of her experience with getting to Cuba and her time with the locals in Varadero.
Joanae of Naetorious gives us a few of the many reasons why couples need to take a trip with just the two of them.
Black & Abroad ambassador Serita imagines a place that eventually became home.
Black & Abroad ambassador Deanna shares a personal experience to give us some key tips to handling panic or anxiety attacks while flying.
Black & Abroad ambassador Brianna takes us through her trip in Seoul, South Korea!
Having a layover doesn't mean you have to sit in the airport! Black & Abroad ambassador Tyler gives us the keys to unlocking the secret to a great layover experience!
Black & Abroad ambassador Amir shared his experience in Sevilla with us a few months ago! Now check out the the rest of his journey through the southern coast of Spain!
Black & Abroad ambassador Kierra gives us her reasons for choosing Korea to teach English.
Durban's coastline provides a gorgeous view from the ground, but it's even better from the sky. Experience the city of Durban from up high!
Derreck Kayongo, creator of the Global Soap Project, found a way to help keep the world clean. Read about his story and why he feels African-Americans have to take a trip "home."
Durban's nightlife is definitely hot! Here's some of the spots you need to hit during your next visit!
Black & Abroad Ambassador Victoria remembers some of her favorite relationships from her solo travels.
No visit to South Africa is complete with spending time in its largest city! Here's our guide to a perfect stay in Johannesburg.
"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.
Black & Abroad Ambassador Kelley gives us a guide to maximizing a short trip to Tokyo.
Black & Abroad ambassador Dwight takes our tastes buds on an adventure through Asia with some of the region's more daring foods
Black & Abroad Ambassador Barb takes us on her solo trip through Siem Reap and gives us tips for a fantastic journey through Cambodia.
Black & Abroad ambassador Jason takes us through his experience in Myanmar.
Black & Abroad ambassador Amir takes a trip to Andalusia to give you a true taste of Spain.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia is known for its ornate temples and commitment to tradition and culture. Black & Abroad ambassador Kelley takes us on her day trip to the city.
Chiang Mai is the perfect place in Thailand for a bae-cation! Here's a guide to a romantic stay in the city that sparks all of the senses!
Black Men, to take care of ourselves, we need to leave, and we need to do it alone.
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.
Two years ago, Candace & Anthony Williams set out to change the travel industry and make your journey as comfortable as possible. Learn more about the Journey Pillow.
Black & Abroad ambassador Barb and her crew hit Havana for a fun filled weekend! Find out why Cuba has her heart!
Rejection served as a catalyst for Libryia Jones' plan to take her daughter, and 30+ digital nomads around the globe for a year. Find out more about My Wander Year.
Come find out why ambassador Anitra calls Melbourne the "soul" of Australia!
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.
A long layover is a great way to see a city for less! Let our ambassador Tanisha show you how to maximize those layovers in Europe!
Black & Abroad Conversations: Meet Michelle Blue & Sasha Matthews, co-founders of Bené Scarves.
While taking in the sights and sounds of Bogotá, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Use our guide to help you plan your foodie tour of Bogotá!
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!
Meet Qwantayvious Stiggers, our first Black & Abroad Student Ambassador! Check out his awesome experience spending a week in Mérida, Mexico with his Spanish class!
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!
Black & Abroad ambassador Andrew takes us on his weekend trip to Reykjavik, Iceland and shows us what a trip to this otherworldly place should look like.
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.
Sometimes, the best plans are the ones made at the last minute! An impromptu road trip led old college friends on a girls' trip from Germany to Amsterdam for a weekend to remember!
In our second episode of The Layover, we talked about travel shaming, flight etiquette, natural remedies, whether or not Global Entry is worth it, and more!
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.