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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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Sep 2017
Black Travel Presents Ad-Lib Traveller

Colleen Williams is the founder of Ad-lib Traveller, a black travel blog for visiting destinations around the world. Founded in April 2012, this blog allows her to share her passion for travel. She has a 9-5 as a full-time marketer and qualified Chartered Marketer. As a city girl that relocated from Birmingham (United Kingdom) and is currently based in London. She has currently been to over 12 European countries. There isn’t a set plan or agenda for where she will visit and when. She literally looks at her schedule and plans within her mean for a trip to wherever. Sometimes it’ll be budget, at other times it’ll be a luxury but the majority Read more

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Black Travel Presents Sunshine and Stilettos

Sunshine & Stilettos launched in 2009   It is an award-winning travel and photography blog focusing on cultural experiences across the Caribbean region especially Belize. Travel journalist, photographer, and author Lebawit Lily Girma also shares musings on career, home and life on the road. Born in Ethiopia, she is an author of multiple guidebooks. Raised in Côte d’Ivoire, she received her first passport by age six. By age 14, she resided on three continents, survived three school systems (French, British, American), and spoke four languages. Since then she has lived in nine countries and visited 25. In hindsight, Lebawit Lily Girma’s career as a corporate lawyer in Washington D.C. couldn’t Read more

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Bella Wanders

Bella Wanders is a blog created to inspire everyday people to spread their wings and see the world. Although, Kemi Bella has always loved to travel, it wasn’t until she went going a depression that she realized travel can also be a healing tool. Travel helped find herself again and has been such a great life teacher. Her blog’s mission is to encourage people to step outside of their comfort zones and go places they’ve never been before. BellaWanders.com was created out of love to have an outlet for the passion for travel. Although not at adventurous traveler, you can find posts on adventure, food, life, and more. A blog that Read more

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Black Travel Presents Raising Vagabonds

Raising Vagabonds is a humorous account of a single mother and her son as they travel the world. It is a go-to guide for the wanderlust at any level seeking to give their children the world. Elmeka Henderson, the voice behind the blog, offers a unique perspective on traveling, living abroad and surviving parenthood. Raising Vagabonds strives to build a life without borders and chronicles the misadventures of international travel with her son in tow. Amusing accounts of surviving 24 hours in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan and tips on how to travel the world with children at any age. Elmeka shows you how to make international travel effortless and economical for Read more

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Jul 2017
Black Travel Presents Lerease Travels

Affordable luxury vacation travel by Lerease Lerease Travels began to provide guides, reviews, beautiful pictures and useful travel tips for all travel elements including affordable luxury travel. Its purpose was to assist, educate and inspire people to get out and explore the world and all it has to offer at achievable prices.     Travel started at the tender age of four for blog writer Lerease and to this day nothing beats the feeling of going somewhere new. As a result, she wants everyone to be able to experience that feeling. Since then, she has visited 20+ countries! She also is a contributing writer for Melan Magazine.   The blog Read more

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Jul 2017
Black Travel Presents Tommie of My Travel Stamps

My Travel Stamps is a blog by Tommie that shares funny and memorable experiences from a Gen-X perspective  A viewpoint that often gets lost in the world’s laser-like focus on Millennials and Boomers, Tommie, is on a mission to show that Gen-Xers also globe trot, and spend major dollars too! The site shares personal quotes, destination travel tips for solo travelers, groups and family going on vacation. Blog posts range from the unexpected to the insightful and inspirational.  Readers can learn about exercises they can do in their hotel room. They can walk the streets of Cartagena and sample delicious local food. Get this: Tommie is a Jamaican Native. She is not planning on selling Read more

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Jul 2017
Black Travel Presents Coco Gone Global

Coco Gone Global is a travel & lifestyle blog. Curated by Coco Hunter, she has traveled to 30+ countries across 4 continents. She too finished her M.B.A and quit her corporate job to travel the world. The blog chronicles her adventures and mishaps around the world as a 20-something, black, millennial woman. Her blog highlights adventure, solo, luxury, and budget travel. It is her mission to inspire and motivate others to get out there and see some world, foster cultural sensitivity, and broaden your perspectives of the world. Originally from Oakland, CA, she has lived in Atlanta, Dubai and now resides in Zug, Switzerland. Her adventures have led her backpacking across Europe, sand surfing Read more

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Jul 2017
Black Travel Presents Eat Pray Stay for Days

Eat Pray Stay for Days is written… In an honest, candid, refreshing and tongue-in-cheek tone. Aimed at the fearless female independent traveler, the blog features writing, photography and videos from award winning filmmaker and travel writer, Diana O’Gilvie. The blog lets readers know that no matter the budget, traveling the world on an extended stay in an immersive way is possible. The blog focuses on slowing down to experience a culture as opposed to rushing and collecting passport stamps. After all, culture is meant to be experienced in real life and not in an unfamiliar accumulation of pictures.    Eat Pray Stay for Days caters to professional women whose wanderlust hasn’t been quelled.  Read more

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Jun 2017
Black Travel Presents Brooklyn Travel Addict

Tracey Coleman is a witty storyteller from Brooklyn She has an unhealthy obsession with food and an even bigger appetite for travel. To balance city life and brutal Winters in New York, Tracey escapes to destinations with limited internet service and unlimited sunshine as often as humanly possible. In between trips she’s home in Brooklyn freelancing as a Creative Marketing Consultant, Travel Writer, and Event Planner, and is an Auntie to the cutest kids on planet Earth (shamelessly biased opinion). With a pre-medical background, she began volunteering in Jamaica. Despite falling out of love with the medical field, life came full circle for her through Purpose Driven Passports. Purpose Driven Read more

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Black Travel Presents Far Sighted Fly Girl

Far Sighted Fly Girl explores travel, fashion, and food from a cultural perspective. The blog features dispatches from four continents and offers tips on activities, attractions, restaurants and packing and airport hacks. For eight years, Farsighted Fly Girl has kept readers informed about where to go and what to experience around the world. As a seasoned writer with a solid journalism background in researching, reporting, and writing, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates creates features, reviews, profiles, biographies, press releases and brochure copy for a range of publications and clients, including Griots Republic. Other writing credits include Chicago Tribune, Rough Guide to Women Travel, Marriott Traveler, Orbitz, and Miami Herald. She is also part Read more

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