African American Travel

  • Nobody Called Me A Nigger Today: Notes On Traveling While Black & American

    There’s a train line not far from Anne Frank’s house and it’s not clearly defined where the humans should walk, so I walked down the middle of the street to steer clear of the bikes that already almost killed me several times. Fingers tapped my shoulder, fingers attached to...
  • Romance, Love, and a Creep with a Camera

    Admittedly, I’m such a creep when I travel. Since falling in love with Robert Doisneau’s 1950 “Le Baiser De L’Hotel De Ville” in the mid-90’s, I’ve become slightly obsessed with photographing romance and unsuspecting kissing couples. I found these lovers in Amsterdam and Paris while on Passport Required’s April Trip....
  • Maybe I’ll Go. Maybe I’ll Stay: A French Road Trip

    Our first night, we found ourselves so deep in conversation in a stranger’s living room in St. Tropez that we forgot to listen to J. Cole rap, “Roll up and smoke my sins away /
I’d like to go to St. Tropez / Maybe I’ll go, maybe I’ll stay
/ Maybe...
  • Books As Passports & Notes On Copenhagen

    Through books, I’d traveled the world a hundreds time over before I reached adulthood, navigating France (Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin) like I navigated my middle school hallways, falling in love in Ethiopia (An Ethiopian Romance by Heliodorus of Emesa) like I fell in love with Miranda in my...
  • Traveling & Iconic Photos With Elton Anderson

    Neither of us packed properly for early Spring in Marrakech, me in shorts and a thin American Apparel t-shirt and Elton in joggers and a tank on the shaded rooftop of Souk Café with a cool breeze flowing through our clothes. Having successfully avoided winter for years via first...
  • Will Travel For Food, Love, Hammocks, And… : #TravelGoals

    As a true explorer and traveler, I love my “I travel where the cheap tickets take me” attitude, but after my last “glitch” destination vacation to a place I barely liked with friends I sometimes love, I decided I need to sometimes travel for something other than travel sake....
  • The Japan Experience!

    Yes, Japan!!! and all of it! Well, not all, but most. For my end of the year holiday, I decided to take a trip to Japan. This came about while looking up random places to go in August 2016. When I was searching around for different places to go,...
  • Backpacking & Not Dying: How to B(L)ackpack

    Over the last couple of years, Black folks trekking the planet has become more and more common and it’s simply amazing! Especially knowing most of us came from households where “don’t do that or you’re gonna end up in a ditch” poured from mothers’ lips as often as Kool-aid...
  • Air BnB: A Great Source for Your Rooming Needs

    I read a lot of travel-related articles, both online and in hardcopy format. There is an increase in the number of organizations that are renting apartments and condominiums for its traveling employees. That’s actually a smart financial idea, particularly if several employees are traveling. But it’s also a good...