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Family travel is something that seems to intimidate a lot of families. Truthfully, traveling without kids is much less stressful than traveling with kids. However, one you become a parent, you have that itch in you to show your child/ren the world. I know that I had that itch for sure to show my son Aiden the world. Fun fact – I actually have traveled more since I gave birth to my son than I did before I had him!
Black Family Travel Bloggers
As we celebrate Black History Month this February, I can’t help it but highlight Black Family Travel Bloggers who are killing it in the travel space. As we all know, black families just don’t travel as much, or maybe they do, but they aren’t celebrated at much. These black families are smashing all sorts of stereotypes and sharing with the world that family travel is possible to achieve after kids. Sometimes all it takes is seeing someone who looks like you traveling somewhere in order for you to feel comfortable enough to travel there.
In no particular order, here is a list of my favorite Black Family Travel Bloggers !!! Make sure to check out their blogs and follow them on Instagram for family travel inspiration.
Black Family Travel Bloggers 1 – 5
Kameko is a lifestyle blogger and social influencer. Being a native New Yorker gives her the ability to transition from the fast-paced city life to balancing a family. She has a passion for trying new foods, discovering underwater life, learning new cultures, and also exploring different countries. Travel with Meko shares insight and gives inspiration to young families and mothers.
Karen is a mom, wife, and writer at The MOM Trotter where she inspires and encourages families to travel the world. She is also the founder of Black Kids Do Travel, which is an organization created to bring about diversity in travel and bridge the gap. On her blog, she writes about her mission to raise global citizens as well as travel tips, and tips on homeschooling, world-schooling, and budget travel.
Monet is a full time working woman, wife and also a mama of two. She uses every last one of her vacation days traveling with kids, hubby, friends or solo. Join her as she shares her travel experiences, bucket list adventures, and tips to make travel affordable and easier with the little ones.
Courtney is a single mom, black travel blogger and foodie from Los Angeles. Her blog is a U.S. Based travel + lifestyle blog focused on domestic & international four day long mini travel vacations and all things lifestyle & parenting!
Sunshine is the writer at African Boheme, a black family travel blog, standing at the intersection of the black travel movement and millennial motherhood. Her blog documents the lives of mother & daughter. She is a Caribbean Brooklynite with nearly 30 years of travel under her belt. Realizing that not all black women had the confidence to travel with their children, her blog was born.
Black Family Travel Bloggers 6 – 10
Tribe On A Quest shares information on homeschooling/unschooling, the challenges and triumphs of raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and co-existing disorders, and life as a Queer Black family! Our mission over the past 5 years has been to show families that adventure doesn’t end when parenthood begins!
Montoya is the writer at The Spring Break Family. They are a normal, busy, working family of four that happens to be wonderfully blended and also happens to love travel. They apply the philosophy of 18 Summers to 18 Spring Breaks and take their kids on a week long trip where they learn, grow, and experience new things together.
Alana and her family are just a regular ordinary family who have a love for traveling. They want to teach, and inspire families to Travel Smarter. Also, they believe that if you Travel Smarter you will Strengthen your marriage, Grow closer as a family, Refocus on values, Dismantle stereotypes, and Create a happier home life. They created their blog to show people that you can travel with kids frequently, how to find deals and tips for traveling the world.
Nyja is a millenial mom who travels the world with her toddler, Nolyn and documents their adventures.
Jeuelle is the Precious Mommy. Since childhood she has had a definite spirit of wanderlust, constantly dreaming of far escapes and seeing the world. Blessed with road tripping parents who enjoyed family adventures, her desire to see new places and experience new things grew and followed her into adulthood. A physician assistant by training and a homeschooler by choice, her blog shares tips and tricks for family travel.
Black Family Travel Bloggers 11 – 15
This organization was founded by Karen Akpan; Mom, Wife & Family Travel Blogger at The MOM Trotter & her son Aiden Akpan. This organization was created to bridge the travel gap and also to encourage black families to drop their fears and travel the world. This blog highlights black traveling families all over the world and also runs as a group – Black Kids Do Travel Facebook Group connecting families around the world.
Katrina is a flight attendant, wife and homeschooling mother of 3. Along with her husband and children, Katrina has traveled to some amazing destinations including France, Jamaica, Morocco and more. As a way to inspire other families, she shares her experience and tips on how to balance travel and family.
Family of Five expedition around the globe, experiencing 16 countries in 13 months while connecting to their ancestral Lineage. They are trying to give their kids a ‘world class’ education by making the world their classroom and also showing other families their adventures around the world.
Iliah is a mother and wife, feminist, social activist and follower of Christ. Learning, teaching and traveling has been part of her life for years and she loves being able to share it with her three children, all of whom got their first passports as infants. In addition, she is raising bilingual, multicultural and multi-ethnic children, and promotes self love, global understanding, social activism, adventure and creative expression through decolonized Christian faith.
The Griggs are a family of world travelers who took a year off to travel the world. On their voyage around the globe, they’ve created amazing memories, been to unbelievable places, and have met remarkable people along the way; and are sharing their journey so that other families can be inspired.
Black Family Travel Bloggers 16-21
Amoya is a simple-living-wannabe, emotional abuse survivor, an extended breastfeeding advocate, co-sleeping momma, veteran, minimalist, unschooling momma, and full-time traveler. As a single mother of three, you can often find Amoya with a glass of wine losing her mind. Other times you will find her seeking out new adventures around the world, engrossed in a darn good book, chasing after a toddler and also sharing her world-schooling adventures.
Ruth is a wife and mami of 4 active and globe-trotting kiddos. She has always loved a good adventure and truly believe that it’s possible to not only travel with, but actually enjoy traveling with children. So she shares her family’s adventures and inspires families to get out of the house. Whether you’re planning a family vacation, road trip or the trip of a lifetime to an exotic destination, Ruth shares insights, product reviews, recommendations, trip reports and information that will inspire you.
Carmen is a wife, mom and writer at Top Flight Family. She lives in New York City with my multiracial and multicultural family of four. Traveling the world with our children is their passion, and they like to do it in comfort and style. From five-star hotels and resorts to first-class airport lounges, they share the best of luxury travel with their readers.
This family sold everything to travel the world. They were not only in search of amazing places to visit but also life-altering experiences that would set them on a new path. They knew that they needed to unlearn the things they had been taught and find what truly makes them happy and also share that with the world.
AnnMarie is a mom of 4, retired army veteran and also a huge Disney lover. She resides in Colorado and makes travel a priority for her family. In addition, she shares her family’s adventures on her blog and on her Instagram page as well.
All We Do Is Wonder
This is a nomadic family of 6 who are currently traveling the world and worldschooling their children as they go.
Did I miss any? Let me know who in the comment section below!!!
Black Travel Groups
Interested in joining a travel group with other black people? If you’re on the hunt for some black travel groups to plan some fun group trips, here are some of the most popular!
- 1. Nomadness Travel Tribe
- 2. Urban Events Global
- 3. Travel Noire
- 4. Tastemakers Africa
- 5. Black Adventuristas
- 6. Black Girls Travel Too
Booking Your Trip – Tips & Tricks
How To Book Cheap Flights When You Travel
If you are looking to book the cheapest flights you can possibly find on the internet, then make sure to use Skyscanner when searching for flights. Don’t forget to download the Free Skyscanner App also which is very handy. This is how I was able to get $12.40 airfare from Los Angeles to London, as well as $9.40 airfare from London to Italy.
How To Book Affordable Accommodation When You Travel
When booking accommodation, TripAdvisor is the way to go because you can read reviews and see photos from other travelers to get a feel of where you will be staying. Other great sites to book hotels are HotelsCombined, Booking.com and Hotels.com. Don’t forget to check HomeAway and VRBO for house and villa rentals too. Perfect for when you travel with a large family, and also to save money when hotels are expensive. Another favorite of mine is BookVIP – they offer huge resort savings.
How To Book Activities When You Travel
My favorite website to search for activities, tours and especially skip the line tickets is Viator and Get Your Guide. This makes trip planning so much easier because you don’t have to search several sites as both websites have several options to choose from. Same also goes with TripAdvisor Attractions – you can search and book activities as well as read reviews.
How To Book Rental Cars When You Travel
Instead of checking every single website, I use RentalCars.com, Car Rental 8 and Skyscanner Car Rentals to find car rentals all over the world with just one click. If you plan to park at the airport, visit Airport Parking and make a reservation.
Why Travel Insurance Is a Must When You Travel
People book trips and forget the most important part, purchasing travel insurance. Because we travel often, I purchase our travel insurance through Allianz for a year at a time which means that we are covered for all trips within that year. Travel insurance will protect you and your family against theft, injury illness, flight cancellations and so much more. It is a MUST!
Looking to save even more money when you travel?
Visit my Travel Resources page to see all the reliable and trustworthy brands that I use to book my travel with. I only recommend brands that I’ve used and can vouch for, so you’re in good hands! ? Also check out these posts below:
- How To Save Money On Flights
- Best Websites To Find Cheap Flights & Error Fares
- Tips On How To Make Travel Affordable For Families
Top Travel With Kids Tips
Traveling with kids and have a few questions you need answers too, these posts below will help your trip run smooth.
- Best Travel Gear For Kids
- How To Travel With Kids Internationally Alone
- Top Must Have Items When Traveling With Kids
- Everything You Need To Know About Traveling With A Car Seat