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How I Used App in the Air to Navigate Covid-19 Travel

Details: I want to put a disclaimer and say that leisure travel can be done responsibly, and with this platform, I never want to make it seem like I’m encouraging people to be reckless. So I wanted to take you with me on my 46-hour trip from the U.S. to The Maldives, and show you how App in the Air made it 10x easier for me to prepare.

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The Top 5 Countries in Europe to Visit as a Black Woman

Details: Hopefully I can make some things happen this summer and travel to different places on my 3 month break (I’m a teacher). Keep it up and I can’t wait to see where else you go. Also, as a Black woman, I have had reservations about different countries and their reception of Black people in general. This post helps a lot.

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Visiting Memphis: The Heart & Soul of the South

Details: The character of the U.S. lies in the south, and Memphis might be the leading star. Whether you travel here for the food, the music, or the people — you’ll get a well-rounded combination and experience with all three. Looking for a stateside destination to visit this summer? Check out why Memphis should be on your radar! Click To Tweet

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The Worst Part About My Travels As A Solo, Black Woman

Details: Usually we travel as a group so it’s clear that we are a family or if it’s just me and the kids I’m the hired help. Yes, it does depend on what part of the world you travel. In the Middle East, I get the impression the hookers are non-African. (but the Indians are still hired help!!).

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5 Cities in Europe Where Black Skin Color is Welcomed

Details: And while travel is an absolute privilege for so many, I want to encourage my fellow black americans who’ve had their passport in hand just waiting for the opportune moment to take off temporarily, that the time is now. While I’d love to include other continents in the mix, Europe is the one I’ve spent the last 3 years exploring the most.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly sides of influencer marketing

Details: But as someone who makes a living from this convoluted influencer world, and corresponds with several travel bloggers, travel brands, tourism boards, and agencies within the realm of influencer marketing, I wanted to relay some unspoken truths and observations that might add a different perspective to this conversation. 1.

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PRAGUE: My Least Favorite City in Europe

Details: The more people travel and experience other cultures, the less ignorance there is. I did study abroad in Madrid and constantly got shouted at with “Morena!” I just took it as a compliment and kept moving. I’ve heard worse things walking around NYC. …

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Cape Town: The Most Unique City in the World

Details: Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa is hands down the most unique city in the world to me. Though I can only compare it to a few hundred cities in the 50+ countries I’ve trotted through, there’s something special about this place that no other city I’ve seen can offer.

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The Best & Worst Things About Traveling While Black

Details: Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes “Serena Williams!” “Serena Williams, please! Sign for my kids!” I hear from the distance as a Serbian man runs towards me, seemingly starstruck. I do a double-take his direction, amused by his claim, but obviously in complete denial that he could be referring to me. Surely, he’s kidding. I mean,…

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Traveling While Black: So Where Are You Really From

Details: Black Travel Cultural Clashes Keepin' It Real Privilege Check Public Journaling January 26, 2019 February 7, 2019 Gloria Atanmo 1 Comment 17644 views Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

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The Ultimate Guide to Cappadocia, Turkey Hot Air Balloon

Details: This “travel advisory” is something people actually adhere to under the notion that it’s 100% factual and current. As if the U.S. doesn’t have a mass shooting every 48 hours on its own soil. How is America so afraid of international terrorism, when we have domestic terrorists roaming freely with assault rifles every day?

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Why Egypt Should Move to the Top of Your Bucket List

Details: Egypt is a country that’s been on my mind for a while, and it’s a place many of my friends have expressed the desire to travel to, but they’re typically hesitant about doing it alone. So I figured it was worth venturing there solo to discover as much of its beauty, culture, and history as possible.

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If you travel somewhere and end up hating it, here's what

Details: First and foremost, I’m extremely aware of my passport privilege and this lifestyle that allows me to travel more than the average person. But the truth is that if you travel enough, you’ll find that some places either don’t live up to its expectations, albeit slightly unrealistic (thanks, Instagram!), or feel a little bit overrated once you finally land.

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Online Travel Booking Scams & How to Avoid Them

Details: Through third-party travel resellers, 23% of consumers report being misled on the phone or online, which resulted in 28.5 million hotel stays and 5.2 billion in fraudulent or misleading transactions in 2017 alone! If you know someone going on a trip soon, share this with them to make sure they're not booking through a scam site! Click To Tweet

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Introducing ili: The World's Fastest Offline Translator

Details: One of the biggest struggles of long-term travel is finding ways to communicate in foreign countries. While English is very much a universal language, it shouldn’t be expected for other countries to always cater to you, and that’s why I try and learn at least 10-15 words of the local language before I arrive so that my effort is acknowledged and people are more likely to help with my needs.

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My Next Chapter and the Power of Letting Go

Details: While this is an incredibly trying time for travel bloggers and travel influencers, my heart hurts for the small businesses around the world that won’t survive this pandemic. Travel will never be the same after this, and it’s important to accept this as a truth, so we can move forward with more consciousness and clarity.

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10 Tips For Taking Stunning Travel Photos of Yourself

Details: First off, no one is immune to theft while traveling, and if you travel solo, you run the risk of placing your camera into the hands of a thief (I’ve seen it happen, ugh). But there’s a foolproof way to make sure the person you’re about to approach isn’t going to …

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29th Birthday Announcement: I Moved to Malta!

Details: So much of the travel stories that get published aren’t really relevant to the Black community, so I would love to pay homage to our experiences by putting this coffee table book of some of our craziest stories, adventures, hiccups, and lessons we’ve learned while traveling.

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I've been traveling with an ovarian cyst the size of a

Details: I even jokingly wrote about the Top 10 Ways to Gain Weight While You Travel as a reminder that literally no one is safe from travel weight. 26 was the age I was finally making a full-time income from my blog and started gaining regular sponsorships, passive income, and was saying YES to any and every opportunity being thrown my way.

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10 Ways Social Media is Ruining Your Life

Details: The way I travel has evolved from my $10/day budget that I started on, and I love to engage with cultures in a way that feels right to me at the time. Sometimes that’s through their cuisine, other times through their nightlife. It just depends on how I feel.

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Travel or a Relationship: Why Are Women Having to Choose

Details: Take it from the travel guru herself, Oneika The Traveller, why as a happily married woman, she finds the time and necessity to still travel by herself.She wrote a very compelling piece about that HERE.. What makes my dating life so easy sometimes, is that in the early stages of a relationship, a man will let his insecurities be known about whether or not he’s comfortable with his love

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Irresponsible Blogging: My $2500 Mistake

Details: Meeting deadlines was by far the hardest part about full-time travel, and that’s why this next chapter of stillness has been so sacred for me. PIN me baby, one more time! Facebook Comments. big mistake, costly mistake, keepin it real, live and learn, never again, travel blogger truths

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Barbados Tourism Hosts First All Black Female Influencer Trip

Details: Barbados Tourism and Black Girls Travel Too partnered together to host the first ever all Black female influencer trip, and it's safe to say, the slayage was real. Check out my recap of everything we got up to while on the island!

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7 reasons your blog isn't making any money and how to fix it

Details: Plain and simple — invest in yourself. Take the leap. You guys are soooo lucky to have countless resources available now. Five years ago, the travel industry was so secretive about how to make a living with your blog and monetize your brand. And to be frank — most people either have extra time or extra money, but rarely both.

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"Racism isn't getting worse— it's just getting filmed."

Details: “Racism isn’t getting worse— it’s just getting filmed.” Will Smith had it right when he said this a while ago. I don’t speak for the Black community; I speak with them. And I’d apologize for my tone, but you’ll just have to excuse my manners as my exhaustion and hopelessness for this country is the only voice I can speak with right now.

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The Best Way To See Peru + Machu Picchu

Details: Machu Picchu, Peru | Photo Credit: Derio Ilari While it’s no secret, people travel thousands of miles across the globe to witness one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in Machu Picchu, the reality is, if you come to Peru, just for that, there’s a multitude of beauty you’ll be missing out on. Peru is a magnetic and diverse country, full of some of the most kind-hearted and warm

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Living Abroad and Teaching English with a TEFL Certification

Details: The travel bug bit me in college when I studied abroad in the UK, and it’s a virus I never wanted to go away. Since living abroad, I’ve been able to visit over 65 countries on 6 continents, and that number isn’t slowing down any time soon. I want so many others, especially from the U.S., to get the opportunity to see the world like I am.

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If you take a local's photo while traveling, do you owe

Details: THE THREE-S-RULE. Another way to look at it is this. If someone made you stop, smile, or sing, then you should give something. No, they’re not forced to be there, and you don’t have to engage.But if you do, don’t be greedy and take their photo without giving some token of appreciation in …

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