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#BlackTravel: The Anthology is an inclusive collection of travel photos and information on the hottest Black Travel Groups and Bloggers in the travelsphere. The breadth of editorials and essays run the gamut from luxury travel to backpacking and are penned by writers from New York to Bangkok.

STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY

Over 100 curated travel photos capturing the black experience abroad

INTRIGUING EDITORIALS

A collection of the best from Griots Republic

CAPTIVATING WRITERS

Sharp, informed, and well traveled influencers

BOLD DESIGN

An unapologetic and intentional creation

Faces and Places

THE FACES OF A MOVEMENT
The #BlackTravel Anthology is a celebration of the people and groups that have created the ``Black Travel Movement.``
THE PLACES WE MOVE
From Bali to Athens and over to Antarctica, the #BlackTravel Anthology is a collection of stories about the places we explore.

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Regardless of where you go, wanderers and dreamers typically find each other and the conversations that ensue are often enlightening. #BlackTravel: The Anthology would not be made possible without the gathering of wanderers and dreamers. The voices, experiences and opinions of the 24 writers and contributors on everything from politics and social justice to sex and adventure are influenced by their willingness to strap on a backpack and go experience the world first hand.


A voice initially heard by women around the world has developed into a voice heard by people around the world. With strong support from the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder, India continues to write and sing music that touches the hearts of all that hear it.

 

“Ms. Arie’s music only further enhances her reputation as an artist of substance.”

– New York Times

 

In between touring and writing music, India.Arie finds the time to help promote things close to her heart. As the spokesperson for the National Museum of African American Music, Ms. Arie is deeply engaged in finding ways to use her music to make a difference in the lives of many. A former ambassador for UNICEF she has traveled to Africa several times addressing the AIDS crisis there and was featured in a VH1 documentary entitled Tracking The Monster: Ashley Judd & India.Arie Confront AIDS In Africa.

 

“Putting spiritual and empowering ideals into music concepts, that’s always been the core message of my music—and while it seemed that I was talking to others, the truth is that it was my message to myself because I was yearning to know the peace of a self-defined life.”

– India.Arie

 

 

India has played alongside Stevie Wonder, Sting, Elton John, Better Midler, Michael McDonald and others just to name a few. She has written with Stevie Wonder (“A Time For Love,” the title track for his last album) and has been featured on various songs including John Mellencamp’s “Peaceful World.” She has performed on such prestigious TV specials as The Kennedy Center Honors, The NAACP Awards and The Grammy Awards. An animated India.Arie has even appeared on Blues Clues Blues and she danced with Elmo on Sesame Street’s home DVD Healthy Happy Monsters. Her songs have been featured in motion pictures, including; A Shark’s Tale, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman and Sex In the City.

India.Arie’s recently expanded Soulbird, her label imprint, into a multi-faceted company housing her other entrepreneurial endeavors: jewelry, apparel, merchandise, film and TV, music and book publishing. She has also released a new single entitled, “Breathe.” The song, inspired by the death of Eric Garner and written in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives was co-written and co-produced by India.Arie and Aaron Lindsey. In only that way that we’ve come to expect, India sings this song to grieve those we have lost while powerfully affirming life.

 

 

Griots Republic is honored that India has decided to lend her energy and voice to #BlackTravel: The Anthology. As the writer of our foreword, her perspective on Blackness, life and travel can be summed up in one quote:

 

“TAKE THE LEAP and let life show you that no matter where you come from, or what you’ve been through, you are WORTHY OF THE WORLD. 

GO! IT IS SO WORTH IT! YOU ARE SO WORTH IT!”

– India.Arie

BLACK TRAVEL RESOURCE

  • Barrington Irving

    Barrington Irving

    Captain Barrington Irving, born in Jamaica in 1983, has traveled to 50 countries, conducted over 30 STEM expeditions, successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430, and had high schoolers build a plane he flew on its test flight. In 2007, he set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others.
  • Oneika Raymond

    Oneika Raymond

    Oneika Raymond is the personality behind Oneika the Traveller, an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of colour to see the world. An international educator, writer, serial expat, and travel junkie, Oneika's passion for discovery is boundless and her adventures abroad have taken her to over 90 countries on six continents. Oneika has written for and been featured in major publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, the BBC, The Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, National Geographic Traveler, Buzzfeed, and CNN.
  • Wilkine Brutus

    Wilkine Brutus

    Wilkine Brutus is a Haitian-American writer, commentator and producer. He has a combined 20,000 subscribers across multiple digital platforms and 2.5 million total views as YouTube Partner. Brutus spent 4 years living abroad, specifically in Asia, covering travel, human interconnectedness and cultural identity. Brutus made his first TV appearance on RT America, and has been featured on EBONY Magazine, WHYY(NPR affiliate), MTV, BET, SiriusXM, Vibe Magazine, Okayplayer, Complex Magazine, New York Post, and other media outlets.
  • Shanita Hubbard

    Shanita Hubbard

    Shanita Hubbard is a student of motherhood, a passionate social justice advocate, and writer. Her passion for social justice stems from a personal understanding of how families of color are disproportionally impacted by mass incarceration. This passion has been translated into action in the form of a diverse, justice centered career. From working as a therapist for youth on probation, operating job readiness programs for formally incarcerated adults, directing youth alternative-to-incarceration programs, grant writing, and now a Criminal Justice Ethics Professor, Shanita continues to find creative ways to combat social injustice. Her creativity is also displayed via writing. Her writing is featured in The Root, EBONY Magazine, Abernathy Magazine, The Huffington Post and other publications.
  • Renée Adolphe

    Renée Adolphe

    Renée Adolphe is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Tantric Therapist and Reiki Master. Ms. Adolphe is currently residing in Brazil. Renée left the USA in 2009 to go on a self-discovery journey throughout India, S. America and finally moving to Brazil. During her year of travel she stayed in Ashrams in India, retreat centers and did work with yoga, meditation, mantras, music and movement.
  • Barrington Irving

    Captain Barrington Irving, born in Jamaica in 1983, has traveled to 50 countries, conducted over 30 STEM expeditions, successfully challenged middle school students to build a car faster than a Ferrari 430, and had high schoolers build a plane he flew on its test flight. In 2007, he set two world records—at age 23—as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the world. He has a passion to explore, inspire, and educate others.
  • Oneika Raymond

    Oneika Raymond is the personality behind Oneika the Traveller, an award-winning travel blog dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, and empowering women and people of colour to see the world. An international educator, writer, serial expat, and travel junkie, Oneika's passion for discovery is boundless and her adventures abroad have taken her to over 90 countries on six continents. Oneika has written for and been featured in major publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, the BBC, The Huffington Post, Essence, Ebony, National Geographic Traveler, Buzzfeed, and CNN.
  • Wilkine Brutus

    Wilkine Brutus is a Haitian-American writer, commentator and producer. He has a combined 20,000 subscribers across multiple digital platforms and 2.5 million total views as YouTube Partner. Brutus spent 4 years living abroad, specifically in Asia, covering travel, human interconnectedness and cultural identity. Brutus made his first TV appearance on RT America, and has been featured on EBONY Magazine, WHYY(NPR affiliate), MTV, BET, SiriusXM, Vibe Magazine, Okayplayer, Complex Magazine, New York Post, and other media outlets.
  • Shanita Hubbard

    Shanita Hubbard is a student of motherhood, a passionate social justice advocate, and writer. Her passion for social justice stems from a personal understanding of how families of color are disproportionally impacted by mass incarceration. This passion has been translated into action in the form of a diverse, justice centered career. From working as a therapist for youth on probation, operating job readiness programs for formally incarcerated adults, directing youth alternative-to-incarceration programs, grant writing, and now a Criminal Justice Ethics Professor, Shanita continues to find creative ways to combat social injustice. Her creativity is also displayed via writing. Her writing is featured in The Root, EBONY Magazine, Abernathy Magazine, The Huffington Post and other publications.
  • Renée Adolphe

    Renée Adolphe is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Tantric Therapist and Reiki Master. Ms. Adolphe is currently residing in Brazil. Renée left the USA in 2009 to go on a self-discovery journey throughout India, S. America and finally moving to Brazil. During her year of travel she stayed in Ashrams in India, retreat centers and did work with yoga, meditation, mantras, music and movement.

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About The Anthology

You’ve heard the phrase “you can’t be everywhere at once.” Well, now you can. In #BlackTravel: The Anthology you can travel the world without ever leaving your home.

In this collection, the editors at Griots Republic, a premier black travel magazine, take you around the world in a series of personal essays written by everyday adventurers. Visit the favelas of Brazil. Swim with sea turtles on the island of Galapagos. Celebrate Irish culture in Montserrat. There’s something in this anthology for every travel personality – for the nature lover, for the city dweller, for the backpacker, for those traveling to be with a lover, and even for those seeking a deeper spiritual connection.

No matter why or how you travel, or where to, the end result is the same. Our lives are a little more enhanced, our eyes and hearts are a bit more open, and we’ve had experiences that we never forget. These stories will inspire you to grab your loved ones, book your next trip, and most of all, bring a notebook and a camera.

A must have for the travel addict and passionate citizen of the world.

#BlackTravel: The Anthology

It's Massive

This isn’t going to fit nicely on your standard shelf.  At 314 pages, 11″ x 15″ and nearly 7 lbs, it’s a monster! This is the coffee table book that you sit proudly on your table and decorate around.

Black History Month

#BlackTravel: The Anthology will begin shipping March 15th. It’s the perfect gift for that budding traveler in your home or that family member with a serious case of wanderlust who is never home.

Limited Edition

Like a glitch fare, this is a limited edition, short run production. So order your copy now because when they’re gone, they’re gone!


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Griots Republic is the premier magazine for young, American travelers of color. The magazine is infused with black travel profiles, editorials that push people to travel further and educational information that teaches readers more about the skin they’re traveling in and their connection to the cultures they meet while traveling. #BlackTravel: The Anthology is an extension of Griots Republic’s passion.

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WELCOME

Come on in! We are extremely excited to introduce you to our newest baby, #BlackTravel: The Anthology. If you’ve read Griots Republic then you know that you’re in for a treat. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the book, release parties, and tours. We appreciate your support and look forward to you receiving our newest product.   Thank you, The Griots Republic Team    

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EBONY MAGAZINE’S 2016 GIFT GUIDE

#BLACKTRAVEL: THE ANTHOLOGY LISTED ON EBONY MAGAZINE’S GIFT GUIDE! Check out the Ebony Magazine Article, “Tis’ the Season: The 2016 EBONY Holiday Gift Guide” by DANIELLE POINTDUJOUR for a list of holiday gifts! Read more at EBONY.

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BLACK TRAVEL MOVEMENT: Nomadness Tribe

Where It All Began Home of the endless amounts of bloggers and black travel groups that are featured in our book, Tribe is where it all started. Nomadness Tribe is a travel lifestyle brand. Representing the under-represented demographic in mainstream travel, they are the travel influencers and innovators. Their only requirement? To have one passport stamp. They are what was first and always what’s next in urban travel. Before there was Travel Noire, there was Nomadness. Founded by Evita Robinson, she shows the world that travel has no ethnic, geographical, age or economical limitations. Tribe is a truly tangible travel family, family by choice as they call it, that spans over Read more

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Black Travel Presents Rachel Travels

RachelTravels.com is a growing phenomenon for budget travel through blog posts, online courses, masterclasses, workshops, consulting, and speaking engagements!   Being one of the few who quit work in the corporate world to pursue a life of travel, Rachel Hill began the journey of discovery. Her first solo trip was backpacking through Asia at age 27. Since then she has been to 39 countries on six continents. In 2014, she started a travel blog dedicated to educating and inspiring Millennial, people of color to explore the world and push past their comfort zones, all while encouraging the idea that world travel does not have to be expensive! The goal of Read more

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Black Travel Presents Black and Abroad

Black Travel Movement Black and Abroad is a cultural travel movement dedicated to encouraging and celebrating black world exploration. To combat the notion that African-Americans do not travel, Kent Johnson and Eric Martin created a space where members of our community who visit or are expats living abroad can share their stories and experiences, in hopes of encouraging others to do the same. The black community of travelers has journeyed to over 100 countries on all seven continents, with no signs of stopping. The mission is guided by three principles: Explore the world, Embrace the culture, and Empower the community. They are also big proponents of volunteering and partaking in service Read more

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Black Travel Presents #PTRVLP

Purpose, Travel, and Passion PurposeTravelPassion aka #PTRVLP was created to incorporate the love of travel and desire to uplift disabled communities of the many global cities founder and owner, Courtney Smith, has traveled. PTRVLP is a platform that expounds service travel, activism, and philanthropy that serves various domestic and international social trips. In addition, PTRVLPs’ blog highlights the culture of the many beautiful cities all over the world zooming in on cuisine, the natives, and customs, increasing all-around awareness. The blog also features tidbits on how to become a savvier traveler. PurposeTravelPassions’ mission is to increase voluntourism and all around travel within the minority community. Skilled individuals will be given an Read more

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Black Travel Presents The Travel Guru

Some people travel. Roni IS travel. For over 20 years she has been traveling the world to over 30 countries such as India, France, and South Africa. Now shares her unique insight with her worldwide audience on her blog, www.RoniTheTravelGuru.com.   Whether you have never gotten on a plane or are a seasoned traveler, the expertise and insider knowledge she shares on her blog will help you make your travels an adventure.  Nowhere else can you find the uniquely helpful ins and out given to you by someone who has lived overseas for 4 years, speaks fluent English, French, and Spanish, and works for a major airline.     Currently, she resides Read more

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Black Travel Presents the Sophisticated Life

It’s a Lifestyle Nadeen White-Underwood is an award-winning travel blogger, proud creator, and editor of The Sophisticated Life, LLC, a travel & lifestyle blog.  The motto is to “Live Travel. Share.” As featured in Huffington Post and Essence, she is in a constant changing state of wanderlust as a globetrotter, a foodie, a wine fanatic and a lover of music and art! In the travel section of the blog, you will find personal stories of traveling around the world. You will also find trip planning, city and country guides. As a major foodie, she does lots of reviews of restaurants, food festivals and famous chefs. As a wine enthusiast, enjoy reading Read more

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Black Travel: We Love to Globe Trot!

I Luv 2 Globe Trot is the brainchild of Renee Evans and Nicole Brewer who met in South Korea while they were both working as guest English teachers. After traveling to numerous locations around the world together, they noticed that there was a lack of representation of people of color and women. The idea to create an inviting community, that inspires, motivates and supports new and season travelers was born. The Facebook group, iluv2globetrot was created and also the website www.iluv2globetrot.com, which documents their travels, features reviews, and interviews.  Thus far, iluv2globetrot has been featured in numerous publications including National Geographic Travel; Black Enterprise; Essence Magazine, Cosmopolitan; BBC Travel and more. Brewer and Read more

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Meet Tyra – Travel Blogger and Lawyer

BarrisTourista – Travel & Foodie Magazine Barristourista is a premier publication that offers travel experiences, foodie recommendations, local insights, and tips on how to save money on your travels. Meanwhile, it shows its readers the world through photography and vivid storytelling, all while visiting popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Also, BarrisTourista has an accompanying line of travel accessories, including passport holders, luggage tags, tote bags, and shirts. Most of all, there are the digital resources for trip planning and budgeting. Tyra, the creator of BarrisTourista, is an attorney who helps creatives protect their rights and former newspaper and magazine journalist. BarrisTourista is a source of inspiration for travelers of all races to Read more

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