travelnoire

  • 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...
  • The Stained, Stained Glass Window

     As anxious soles, touch down in Seoul, South Korea, I realize a dream has been realized. Three years of labor and my soul has birthed seeds that have been expanding in my cerebrum. A mahogany sister with uninhibited curls, a warm voice, but cool demeanor. My nostrils swell as...
  • Saving Black Boys, Fixing White Girls, Partying, and King’s Day

    I’m sitting in the hostel lobby, knowing if I had a bigger, thicker coat, I’d hit the streets and walk until a stranger gave me a ride back. But it’s fucking cold, and I’ve had too much food over the last few days, and too many milk products today...
  • Oslo, Norway?! No Way!

    A bad play on words, I’m aware. But wow! No way this city is this amazing. Where is the ugliness? The parts that remind me of summers in Detroit (not on my grandma’s street, but those streets me and my cousins would bike just to feel good about out...
  • Travel With Friends & Others: The Rules

    Darnell Lamont Walker’s Rules For Traveling With Others: 1. Must love to walk. On Average, there may be up to 10 miles of walking per day, seeing the city, enjoying the air, living life. Who needs public transportation in a strange place. Everything you see will be new, and...
  • Waka Waka Hostel

    I Stayed at the awesome Waka Waka Hostel in the Marrakech Medina! It was DOPE! If you’re going to visit, and you’re a fan of hostels and amazing people like the ones I had a chance to break bread with, this is the place for you! Each time I...
  • Mingle With Good People We Meet

    It’s a shame to travel to places new to you, and all you see are things listed on the tourism site. For me, it’s extremely important to connect with someone local to the area, be taken to the man or woman who cooks food for those local to the...