BLACK TRAVEL PROFILES

SHALISA DAVIS

Shalisa Davis was born in St. Louis, MO and raised in the inner city of Chicago. Graduated high school at the age of 17 and joined the U... Read More...

PATRICIA KAERSENHOUT

Patricia Kaersenhout is a Visual artist/cultural activist/womanist studied fine arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Born i... Read More...

CLAIRE SOARES

OCTOBER 2016 - ISSUE 10 - GLOBAL DESIGN! Claire Soares is the founder of tour companies “Up in the Air Life” and “Urban Yacht Life” based i... Read More...

CAMILLA HAWTHORNE

JANUARY 2016 - ISSUE 01 - IDENTITY Camilla Hawthorne is a Ph.D. student in U.C. Berkeley's geography program, with a designated emphasis in... Read More...

ILLA J

MARCH 2016 - ISSUE 03 - IRELAND John Derek Yancey, better known as “Illa J” and sometimes “John Regal” (born October 13, 1986 in Detroit, M... Read More...

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Authentic Outsiders? Welcome to the Age of the ‘Post-Tourist’

Welcome to the age of the “post-tourist”. The term “post-tourist” is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common tourist “hotspots” and opt for a more unconventional experience, immersing themselves in “local culture” for an extended period of time.

A Visitor’s Guide to Pompeii | 20 Must-See Sights

Visitors to Naples and its surrounding area could be overwhelmed by the number of archaeological wonders to see. Buried for centuries beneath tons of volcanic ash and debris, the archaeological sites scattered along the coast of Naples are among the ... Read More...

Diving Egypt’s Underwater Kingdoms

Some of the most famous wreck dives in the world can be found in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. These reef filled waters are teaming with underwater wildlife and so much diversity that it's difficult to compare it to anyplace else on the Earth.

‘Well-Read Black Girl’ Centers African American Women Writers

“So … well-read black girl. What does that even mean?” I wondered as I fixed my eyes on the cover of Glory Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, an anthology of powerful, uplifting, and inspiring essays by black women writers.

Modern Amazons | The Egyptian Village Run by Women

Founded as a place where women can rebuild their lives after losing a husband or getting divorced, Al-Samaha village offers women and girls a chance to escape patriarchal prejudices and discover their independence.

The Story of Isis | Patron of Slaves and Sinners

Like most gods in cultures that practice polytheism, Isis was responsible for many aspects of Egyptian life.  Patron of the slaves and sinners. An advocate for the penniless and supporter of the artisan.  She was a symbol of fertility and the goddess of motherhood.

Beyond Pyramids & Pharaohs | Egypt Off-The-Beaten-Path

What comes to mind when you think about Egypt and traveling to Egypt? Normally, people think of the Great Pyramids, the sphinx, the tombs, the Nile, Alexandria, and Luxor. These are incredible tourist destinations. However, there are many off-the-beaten travel destinations in Egypt.