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26 Aug

These Are The Safest Places To Travel As A

It looks like you possibly can’t even log onto Instagram or TikTok as of late without seeing a plethora of Black women on picturesque beaches, over-the-water bungalows or exploring an exquisite foreign country. Travel offers the chance to experience a way of calm, serenity and even just the power to flee from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of our work and private lives.

In 2019 alone, Black U.S. leisure travelers spent a whopping $129.6 billion on domestic and international travel based on “The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities, and Priorities,” a report produced by MMGY Global, and our purchasing power is prone to continue to grow.

But behind the scenes, even probably the most well-traveled and revered women in travel face unseen hurdles. Because, like America, being Black seemingly makes other people uncomfortable just by our existence. Depending on the country, you will have to fret about being racially profiled, stared at, and even worse — seeming so foreign that strangers will actually want to come back as much as you and touch you (or your hair).

Let’s also not forget the general concern of crime and safety.

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Recently, many travelers have taken to Instagram to document among the safest places they’ve traveled or felt comfortable as a Black woman. Though safety isn’t guaranteed at any cut-off date, anywhere on the planet, we’ve rounded up a number of destinations that you need to consider when planning your next trip.

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