Sometimes it feels like an Instagram feed is the same girl over and over again. She has blonde hair, is wearing a bikini and standing in the middle of the most tropical ocean ever. And while obviously there is nothing wrong with this, it goes to show how saturated the travel industry is when its a similar look that gets likes and follows.
For women of color, this can be a hard place to try and find a seat at the table. But thankfully, there's a bunch of women who don't give an eff about what a female traveler is "supposed" to look like and shows off their glamorous selves anyways. Here are 12 travel bloggers, who are also women of color, just trying to make a name for themselves in this overly white industry. Give them a follow while they're still up and coming and watch their career as an influencer flourish.
Tosin of Tosinfinity & Beyond
Michelle of Chinventures
This hilarious lady went viral last year for her silly double chin photographs that she features on her Instagram. By adding humor into the mix in her travels, she's created a unique style of "chinning around the world."
Andrea of It's a Travel O.D.
Samantha of There She Goes Again
Rondette of What Dette Does
Rondette doesn't have a blog, but that doesn't mean she's not killing the Instagram game and showing off her expat adventures around the world. You get lots of colors and fierce poses from this queen.
Daphni of Yung Jetlag
Lola of Miss Filatelista
This clever use of a Spanish word meaning "stamp collector" has lead to Lola creating a blog where she shares writing and advice on her travels. She posts lovely Instagram shots from around the Earth.
Shem of Sugar and Stamps
Victoria of The Stylish Trotter
Victoria is exactly as her blog name would expect; super stylish and seeing the world. This solo traveler and foodie uses Instagram to beautifully share her fashionable looks in different places in the world.
Juliana of Traveling Jules
Francesca of One Girl, One World
Mandi of LoveTravels.co
This women of many talents is a creative from Jamaica who is trying to share her passion for travel on Instagram. She's in the process of creating a website where she can assist and inspire other Jamaicans to be adventurous.
I’m Samantha, my friends call me Sam and baristas mistake me as “Sim.” I live in New York City, work in social media, write and photograph for various sites, and do comedy and improv on the side. I have an affinity for traveling the world, watching British comedy, making people laugh, dancing alone [...]