Travel Through Brown Lenses

By Tawanna Browne Smith | The global travel experience by content creators of color. Travel stories that mainstream media rarely shares.

Uncovering the untold history of civil rights at a martyred zealot's farm

At this small town at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, there is a history that is well-known and a history that has been hidden.<p>The familiar history is the story of militant abolitionist John Brown, who on the night of Oct. 16, 1859, came with a party of 22 raiders to seize the …

Cartoons

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: #NationalGeographicTravel award winner Tracey Friley of The #PassportPartyProject; creator @blackperennialtravel . 🌍Location: Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos . 📷Photo Credit: @traceyfriley . #blackperennialtravel #perennialtravel #travel #travelgram #travelover40 #travelover50 #perennialnotmillennial #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #55andalive #blacktravelfeed #boomertravel

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Tawanna Browne Smith of @tawannabsmith . 🌍Location: Rupit, Cataluna, Spain . 📷Photo Credit: @tawannabsmith . #blackperennialtravel #perennialtravel #travel #travelgram #travelover40 #travelover50 #perennialnotmillennial #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #rupit #cataluna #spain #blacktravelfeed

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Jennifer Tosch, founder of Welcome to Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours . 🌍Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands . 📷Photo Credit: @blackheritagetours . #blackperennialtravel #perennialnotmillennial #perennialtravel #travelover40 #travelover50 #travelgram #travel #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #blacktravelfeed #amsterdam #holland #netherlands #blackheritagetours

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Chelle Roberts of @browngirlsfly . 🌍Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE . 📷Photo Credit: @browngirlsfly . #blackperennialtravel #perennialnotmillennial #perennialtravel #travelover40 #travelgram #travel #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #blacktravelfeed #abudhabi #UAE #grandmosqueabudhabi #grandmosque #traveltuesday

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Gina Humber of @1girl1globe . 🌍Location: Madrid, Spain -- at the oldest restaurant in the world. . 📷Photo Credit: @1girl1globe . #blackperennialtravel #perennialnotmillennial #perennialtravel #travelover40 #travelgram #travel #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #blacktravelfeed #madrid #spain #botin #restaurantebotin

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: #NationalGeographicTravel award winner Heather Greenwood Davis of @heathergd and her husband Ish . 🌍Location: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan . 📷Photo Credit: @heathergd . #blackperennialtravel #perennialnotmillennial #perennialtravel #travelover40 #travelover50 #travelgram #travel #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #blacktravelfeed #hakodate #hokkaido #japan #culturalappreciation

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Chef Carla Hall of @carlaphall . 🌍Location: Chicago, IL . 📷Photo Credit: @carlaphall . #blackperennialtravel #perennialnotmillennial #perennialtravel #travelover40 #travelover50 #travelgram #travel #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #blacktravelfeed #chicagogram #chicago #travelbyfoot #chefcarla #chefcarlahall #hubbardstreetmurals #chitown #choosechicago

. ✈️Perennial Traveler: Rosalind Cummings-Yeates of @farsightedgirl . 🌍Location: Ahmedabab, Gujarat, India . 📷Photo Credit: @farsightedgirl . #blackperennialtravel #perennialtravel #travel #travelgram #travelover40 #travelover50 #perennialnotmillennial #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #india #blacktravelfeed

. ✈️ Perennial Traveler: Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon of @jetsetsarah . 🌍 Location: Saba Rock, British Virgin Islands . 📷 Photo Credit: @jetsetsarah . #blackperennialtravel #perennialtravel #travel #travelgram #travelover40 #travelover50 #perennialnotmillennial #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #sabarock #britishvirginislands #blacktravelfeed

. ✈️ Perennial Traveler: Michael Renee Daniels of @michaelreneedaniels . 🌍 Location: Paris, France . 📷 Photo Credit: @traceyfriley . #blackperennialtravel #perennialtravel #travel #travelgram #travelover40 #travelover50 #perennialnotmillennial #blacktravelmovement #blacktravel #flyandfabulous #travelchannel #aarpblackcommunity #agelessliving #paris #blacktravelfeed

Look at All These Monuments From Around the World That Honor Those Who Fought Against Slavery

When Haiti unveiled Le Negré Marron statue in 1967, it became a symbol for freedom of black people across the world. The sculpture is a reminder of …

Slavery

NAACP Issues Warning to People of Color and Women Traveling to Missouri

The NAACP has responded to Missouri's recent legislation on discrimination by issuing a travel warning for the state. The advisory calls for …

Namaste Nicaragua

Wild flowers grow where they will.<p>It's like we're saying to each other 'I see you.'<p>I thought about these things while I sipped coffee on the beach …

Travel

Girls Trip is a filthy, hilarious gem

This movie should make Tiffany Haddish a star.<p>The best thing about <i>Girls Trip</i> is that the film sees genitalia humor not simply as a dare, but as something to commit to 150 percent and be immensely proud of. No scene is too small or too serious for a dick joke. No combination of words is too filthy …

Movies

Something about this RED door 🚪 #happyfriday

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. #travelnoire

Tell 'em Basquiat inspired me 🎶

Lara Croft ain't got nothing on me...The Black Tomb Raider. 💎🏺⚱️ #siemreap #cambodia #thekingdom🇰🇭#unesco #natgeotravel #worldtraveller #igtravels #backpacker #fbf #mytravelgram #abmtravelbug #worldtour #passionpassport #timeoutsociety #wanderlust #igtravel #blackgirlmagic #travelfly #travelnoire #dametraveler #myunicornlife #wanderluster #mywherever #picoftheday #girlsjustwannatravel #blackgirlstraveltoo #blackgirlfly #mytinyatlas #essencetravels #darlingescapes @afroexplorers @intravelist @theblvckmagic @kurvygirlstravel

The ‘Green Book’ Was a Travel Guide Just for Black Motorists

For 30 years, a New York City mailman by the name of Victor Green wrote and distributed the Green Book—a travel guide for African American motorists.<p>Now, to be clear, this was not your average AAA guide or a Zagat's providing the “hot spots” to travel, this was in actuality a life saver for black …

Four Women Nina Simone

Nina Simone

#wanderlustwednesday Phi Phi Islands! Have you been there? It was a bucket list dream come true for me!

Black travelers often bring home an unwanted souvenir: racist abuse

Because of my experiences as a black traveller, I can’t help wonder whether the killing of a black American, Bakari Henderson, in Greece was linked to race<p>Tamara J Walker is the founder of The Wandering Scholar<p>Last week, 22-year old American college graduate Bakari Henderson was beaten to death by …

Racism

You can't help but think of the South when you see these trees. If they could talk, imagine what stories they would tell. #nature #travel #southcarolina #instatravel #travelgram #igtravel #wanderlustwednesday

American tourist killed in Greece was fatally beaten over a selfie, police say

American Bakari Henderson was killed by a group of as many as 15 men because of an argument over a selfie at a bar on a Greek island, police said.<p>A confrontation began after Henderson, who was vacationing with friends, asked to take a picture with a waitress, and quickly escalated into a fistfight …

Crime

The Green Book Chronicles

<b>WELCOME to Our Production Website!</b><p><b>Check out our trailer in the VIDEO TRAILER tab</b><p><b>Happy to announce that we received a grant in late spring 2017 from</b> …

#FamilyTravel = Learning, Exploring, Discovering together #traveltuesday #naturetravel #adventuretravel #squadgoals #travelerslife #familytravelgoals #travelinspirations #chucktownlife #lovetravel #wegotoo #blackfamilytravel #localtravel

Noirbnb and Black Travel: The History of the Green Book

• June 28, 2017 12:00 am<br>• Julian Kimble<br>• Stories<br>• no comment<p>To be black means to risk danger whenever setting foot in public. The few safe spaces we have are …

Noirbnb: A New Beginning

Everything in life happens for a reason. I’d built my career around being a traveling musician. My creativity and approach to the music business were …