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12 Black Travel Bloggers You Should Be Following

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We’ve compiled a list of some Black Travel bloggers who are inspiring an educating us with their journeys around the world. Take a look, you just might get an idea for your next trip!

Black Travel Bloggers

The Sophisticated Life

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If you are heading to Lisbon in Portugal 🇵🇹 be sure to make a stop at Pena Palace in Sintra. It is so pretty and unique!! It was envisioned by a 20 year old King and took 20 years to built. For architecture buffs you will see different styles here. It gets very crowded so go early in the day! Have you been to Pena Palace? Thx to @triscillat for the photos 😁 . . . . . . #penapalace #penapalacesintra #visitportugal🇵🇹 #portugaltravel #portugallovers #portuguesearchitecture #lisbonportugal #sintraportugal #lisboaportugal #dametraveler #natgeotravel #travelfly #girlsjustwannatravel #nomadness #essencetravels #travelnoire #blacktravelhackers #hardlyhome #blacktravelfeed #soultravel #travelisthenewclub #blackgirlstraveltoo #browngirlstravel #travelingwhileblack #blacktravelistas #blackadventuristas #sistersandsuitcases #blavitylife

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HDYTI (Hey! Dip your toes in).

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𝙏𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙜𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙚𝙡 𝙬𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜/𝙥𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙝𝙮 𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙: [Save this post for later!]⠀ ⠀ Our first piece of travel writing to be published in a print magazine came in 2016. The publisher of the onboard print mag for a luxury ferry company asked to republish our blog post and photos.⠀ ⠀ Once we saw the payment hit our account, we knew we'd made our first foray into travel journalism. However, it wasn't all easy going from there. ⠀ ⠀ Trust, our mistakes were plentiful, but we've learned so much along the journey.⠀ ⠀ So here's a few tips to help you navigate this space, and get your work published:⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟭: Have a consistent body of work that shows your writing style. Editors are likely to look at your pitch and then want to check out other things you've written.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟮: Research the publication and understand their requirements surrounding word counts.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟯: Engage with commissioning editors on social media. Developing some rapport could help in breaking the ground for your pitch. ⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟰: If you have to cold pitch, NEVER email generic publication email addresses. Find specific editor emails through social media, LinkedIn, industry events, etc. Use the Hunter extension for Google chrome.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟱: Pitch to publications that you actually read or are familiar with. If they offer a print magazine, buy a few issues. Study their tone of voice and get an overall feel for style and audience.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟲: If you don't hear back from editors, realise that they get dozens of pitches per day. Refine, and keep stepping. Come back later and pitch a different story.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟳: If you're a keen photographer, make sure to communicate that you can provide professional images in your pitch. Through this, we've been able to sell our images alongside our written story.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟴: Familiarise yourself with journalism terms like: byline, subbing, fact box/cut out, assignment, blurb, circulation, kill fee, pull-out quote, etc.⠀ ⠀ 𝗧𝗶𝗽 𝟵 & 𝟭𝟬: We're waiting for our journalist friends to chime in! Share your top tips, and we'll add to this list. We may turn it into a resource blog post…

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Brunch Belle

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I promise your smile would be this big as well if you spent your morning having breakfast with this view. Thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Cip’s by Ciprianis, one of @belmondcapjuluca three breathtaking restaurant spaces. I may have over indulged in their fluffy buttermilk pancakes, local eggs, fresh tropical fruits, delicious house-made pastries, and super refreshing mimosas & bellinis… But who’s counting when you’re busy soaking up the best beachfront view #Anguilla has to offer! Can you tell I didn’t want to leave? See more of the scenes from this fabulous breakfast in my Anguilla Highlights. #BrunchBelletravels #BrunchBelleinAnguilla #TheArtofBelmond 📍 Maunday’s Bay, Anguilla

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Spirited Pursuit

 

Robbi Enroute

Where Life Meets Living

 

The Traveling Child

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So many of you have asked what’s the best time to visit Rio? First it’s important to know Brazil has opposite seasons than the US so our winter is their summer. However, they really only get two seasons Spring and Summer as the coldest months typically don’t see temps lower than 60 and that’s only at night. Most people say December to March is best weather wise as temps average 85, perfect to hit the beaches of Rio. This also means it’s the most expensive for hotels but not necessarily flights. Don’t forget to consider big events like Carnival when booking your trip. You’ll either want to flock to Rio during those times or avoid it depending on what you’re looking for. June is the rainiest month so steer clear or have tons of indoor activities planned! What other questions do you have about planning a trip to Rio? P.S. You can see everything we’ve done so far by checking our our Rio stories, they are in the highlights on our profile. #thetravelingchild #riodejaneiro

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Mister Levius

Worldwide Nate

 

Chidi Ashley

Exploring Legacy

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Check out the sun rays coming through the clouds, the birds in the sky!! There’s so much magic around us, just have to slowdown to see, or take a photo.. lol. We are at the Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple. The temple, is actually comprised of multiple smaller temples in the same larger property, is the highest one in all of Bali. It offers views of the Agung volcano, the largest in Bali, but when the volcano is covered in clouds, all you’ll see is sky. _ This is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Bali and is considered very sacred! _ After getting the photos of this magical place, we just relaxed and took in the amazing energy the place and people had to offer!! _ #Bali #ExploringLegacy #SacredPlaces #Familytravel #FamilyTraveller #WorldSchooling #LivingLifeFully #WorldTraveller #travelwithkids #Travelgram #BeautifulDestinations #BlackTravelFeed #KidsTravel #instatravel #familylove #worldtravel #blacktravelfeedtraveling #blacktravelmovement #essence

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Griggs Gone Global

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Going through a traditional Ghanaian name changing ceremony with the chief and elders of the local village was so surreal. ___ We received day names, which correspond to the day of the week each of us was born. For example, Brendan is "Papa Kobina" because he was born on a Tuesday. I am "Papa Kwamina" because of my Saturday birth. ___ Sarah, Jadyn, and Layla received "Mama Akua," "Mama Aba," and "Mama Araba" for their Wednesday, Thursday, and Tuesday births, respectively. ___ We also received surnames based on past prominent figures of the village. Brendan's complete name is "Papa Kwamina Mensa," who was a great local leader and skillful photographer. ___ Before receiving the name, we are instructed, "when you see water, see it as water. When you see soft drink, see it as soft drink," while drinking from both glasses (an essay could be written on my reflections/revelations from that nugget of wisdom). ___ Everyone in the room busted up in laughter when Brendan proceeded to drink the entire glass of orange soda. He saw "soft drink" alright! 😂 ___ And now the attire… . We are no strangers to experiencing the local customs and attire of the places we've visited. Whether it was Dubai, India, Indonesia, Thailand, or Egypt, we patronized nearby merchants and enjoyed wearing local garb. #CulturalAPPRECIATION ✊🏾 ___ With that said, this is probably the first time we put on traditional clothing that felt incomparably personal. Words don't do it justice but suffice it to say that Ghana as a whole has felt like one big "welcome home" ceremony. 🇬🇭 ___ Thank you @ExploringLegacy (another traveling family you should follow) for helping us so much with our plans to Ghana (we almost didn't make it!) as well as @DreamKwame & @bigcycle_adventures_ghana for a truly amazing experience. And a special shoutout to my good friend @chukuonyemachi who flew out from Nigeria, also in the photos. ___ More to come… . . . . #Ghana #goldcoast #elmina

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-Tony O. Lawson (@thebusyafrican)


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