Here is a list of websites which cater to the needs of Black travelers who visit foreign countries. The sites address issues pertinent to Black Americans, traveling outside of America, as well as traveling within America. The traveling season is gearing up, so the more information Black travelers can obtain to give them a safe and happy trip, the better a vacation they can give themselves.
BLACK TRAVEL WEBSITES:
Here’s a listing of some of the most popular black travel websites. For a wider selection visit the “favorite” link section of this site: http://www.ugogurl.com/links.php
www.soulofamerica.com – Black travel website with detailed information on major U.S. cities
www.blackbeachweek.com – information, pictures and more on Black beach events
www.blackoutdoorsman.com- highlights outdoor recreational trips for Black Americans
www.BlackTokyo.com – site for Blacks living in Japan and Asia.
www.Blackamericatravel.com – site provides Black travel information and resources
www.cathyharris.homestead.com/booklinks.html – features book “Flying While Black”
www.globalblackwoman.com – international site for Black women
www.blacktravelonline.com – comprehensive black travel website
members.fortunecity.com/isolani – Jamaican Tokyo scene
www.insiderparisguides.com – this site has a comprehensive guide to Black Paris
www.cafedelasoul.com – the latest on the black Paris scene
www.mwpubco.com/Paris.htm – Walks through Black Paris
www.discoverparis.net – Personalized Itineraries for Independent Black Travelers
www.kattrax.com – Paris Trips for People of African Descent
www.soulfamilytravels.com – A resource center for traveling black families.
www.travelandenjoy.com.- website and magazine geared to the upscale Black American traveler
www.beckwourthmountainclub.org – Black Hiking Club
www.BareSoulNudist.com – Black nudist travel club
www.naarva.com – National African American Rivers Association – black outdoors club
www.nbs.org – National Black Ski Association/National Brotherhood of Black Skiers
www.wbsc.org – Waterbabies Black Sailing Club
www.nabsdivers.org – National Black Scuba Diving Association
www.honeyletstravel.com – Black Boater’s Summit – Annual Caribbean event
www.soulplanettravel.com- African history tours to Paris, Senegal and the Caribbean
www.soul4u.com – Black travel website for U.S. destinations
webworld.unesco.org/goree/en/index.shtml – Virtual tour through an African slave castle
www.everythingblack.com – Black happenin’s website
www.tcadetroit.com – Black travel club
www.africanamericanjourneys.com – travel website that specializes in international afrocentric and spiritual tours
www.ancestraltravels.com – information about traveling in the Bahamas
www.odysseymc.com – They also have a black travel print magazine called “odyssey colour”)
www.library.northwestern.edu/reference/afam/2003_summer_travel.pdf – listing of black travel books
Also check out these sites:
Minority Travel Forum on Rick Steve’s Graffiti Wall with posts from travelers of color (including people involved in interracial relationships, who have adopted children of a different race/ethnicity from their own, etc., or just POC traveling to a foreign country who post their views on their experiences.
For those who have experienced racism, check out this site:
SOS Racismo in Spain and Portugal) SOS Racismo is an anti-racist group that holds workshops and does outreach based on race-related issues. This site is worth a look prior to your taking a trip to another country.