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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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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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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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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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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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Jun 2017
Black Travel Presents Caribbean and Co.

Caribbean & Co. is a digital platform and blog focused on all things Caribbean travel, real estate, and citizenship. Launched in 2014, Ursula Petula Barzey the founder and chief blogger was inspired to launch Caribbean & Co. after working on the marketing campaign to promote Montserrat’s 50th Annual Festival. Honors graduate from the University of Michigan, she brings a renewed love for the Caribbean. Her family hails from Montserrat. She is excited about the opportunity to share all that is wonderful about the region to members of the diaspora as well as tourists and potential investors in new markets from across the globe. If you are considering a trip to any of the Read more

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Black Travel Presents Nubian Drifter

LIVE, LEARN & FIND BLISS EXPLORING THE GLOBE. Nubian Drifter is a travel-centric site aims to participate in and contribute to exciting, ever-evolving conversations about travel and culture. For Example, like the ensō— a hand-painted circle made in one or two brushstrokes (in the Zen Buddhist tradition)— they believe travel strengthens and enlightens, and provides one with a moment when the mind is free to let the body aim without worry to create beautiful experiences. As Miriam Beard once said, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”   Founder Vaughn James is a freelance writer Read more

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May 2017
Black Travel Presents AfroLatino Travel Group

AfroLatino Travel is the resource for the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean They cater diasporic social, cultural, community-building exchange and tours. They are a traveling collective and consult participants to: build and create custom trips, tours, itineraries and social, cultural and community-building exchanges. Providing contextual historical and contemporary content on the African root through photos, texts, sound, and travel. Part of their Malembo Initiative is for participant’s donations is to provide school supplies, brown dolls and/or books with brown characters, for children in the areas of the countries served. Services are extended to individuals, groups, educational institutions & collectives and to any person from any walk of Read more

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Black Travel Presents Globe Getter

The Globe Getter Founded in 2015, The Globe Getter is a travel blog aimed at showing it’s possible to have a full-time job and see the world. Through travel tips, resources, stories and profiles of people who work and travel, the site showcases the alternative to the “I Quit My Job to Travel the World” story. The Globe Getter touches on the themes of solo female travel, food, wine and cultural experiences.  Tausha Cowan is the founder of The Globe Getter. She is a New York City-based communications professional who has lived as an expat in London, Paris, and Ghana. Born in South Florida to Jamaican parents, Tausha has a never-ending travel bucket Read more

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Imported Chocolate Black Travel Blog

Imported Chocolate is the story of a college student Planning a semester abroad somewhere new and exciting. She is the girl who broke up with her commitment-deficient boyfriend and is ready to do her own thing by traveling far away. She ends up being an employee in a dead-end job that has her fantasizing about traveling and getting away. So, reading about the travels of other women is a form of escapism from her everyday life. In return, be inspired to go on her limitless journeys and now knows it’s possible. She is one of many looking for a bigger selection of travel memoirs by women of color, but can’t Read more

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